A film by Tommy Wirkola
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck
2073. The Earth is overpopulated. The government decides to introduce a one-child policy, applied by hand of the iron by the Office of Birth grant, under the aegis of Nicolette Cayman.
I will say this there is a series called Orphan black if you have not see it do so. Tatiana Maslany who plays identical clones plays it so damn well that you want more. But the script is awesome so she has a lot to work with. Now I am not saying this film is not good but it is just entertaining, however the script needs a little work. In France the advertised it and in big letters it reads “you will never guess the end” You have got to be fucking kidding me (Pardon my French Ha!ha!) but I guessed the end. The cast is wonderful in it and Noomi Rapace does a nice job here even Glenn close who plays this cold-hearted bitch too well here but the film is entertaining. It is predictable. Original not really it had been manipulated differently from too many films and series. Not too bad the fighting was decent at that, the fact that they did it as a triller is fine here too. Like I said I don’t dismiss it because it is entertaining.
The thing is that everything has been done and redone and it is hard to surprise the audience. But the script needed some work here. I do love the swedish actress Noomi here is a matter of fact I am a fan. I am going to have to wait for the next one.
A film by Luc Besson
Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen
Ok here it is Luc Besson when he was 10 years old read Valerian a comic book in France and had to wait 6 days to get the other 4 pages because at the time it was printed 4 pages at the time. He said I had to have a lot of patience as a kid. Now He went on to make the 5th element and by a stroke of luck he made his money on it about 238 million dollars A film about 75 million dollars to make. The writers of the comic book one day tell him “why don’t you make Valerian. So Luc went on to start to make this film when suddenly Avatar came in at the movie theatre saw it and decided to wait a little more when the special effect are going to be better. The first challenge that he had to find the financing of the film and of course he knew that the big studio in Hollywood would bite but gave him only $160 millions which he asked him “if you were me would you make it for this amount of money? “ they responded “no”. When he finally found the $232 millions he made it at his studio in France in La cité du cinema.
And what a beautiful Sci-fi film it is with a message behind it. It is a feast for you eyes an overwhelming vision and silliness like you never seen before even the special effect was made in France. I came about Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières’s groundbreaking French comics Valerian at the dentist office and did luck besson stuck to the comic book and make it his own. The aliens are awesome in this film every colours possible, neon-blue waters, and the druggy coolness of those pearls. Our heroes are the interstellar federation agents Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), first time acting here, who spend much of the film trying to find the missing commander of a massive, 700-year-old space station. Rihanna shows up as a shape-shifting pole dancer. And Ethan Hawke plays perfectly theJ olly the Pimp. All is well in this beautiful film that you eyes and mind will go wild.
A film by Ridley Scott
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup
Alien: Covenant is a sequel to Prometheus (2012) and the second instalment of the Alien prequel series. The story takes place years ago after the events in the previous film following a new group of characters who’re on an expedition to an uncharted planet carrying a large number of colonists in hibernation. However due to a signal in space they land on an other planet that seems habitable but something is off, and very quickly the crew began to regret their decision.
Katherine Waterston stars as Daniels, one of the crew members of the Covenant ship soon to be heroin. Michael Fassbender portraying a new android character named Walter who’s part of the Covenant crew, after all he is the keeper of the ship while the crew sleep. Billy Crudup plays Christopher Oram the captain of the crew. The performance here are fine here as well as the visual where Scoot does not disappoint. They will be answers in this one that is going to make sense. It provides answers to the origins of Alien. It is a bit horrifying to be trap in confined spaces in space with this monster that wants to kill everything on his path. The film’s pace is slow at first to develop the characters so you get to know them and where they come from. The special effects are awesome in this one Scott here went all out as expected, other than that it is fine.
A film by Gabriele Mainetti
Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli
English: They called him Jeeg Robot
Ok here is a Italian film that was released in 2015 we just got it in France on the big screen today. C’est la vie. The english title however is going to be They call me Jeeg Robot.
Enzo (Claudio Santamaria), a small-time criminal who makes ends meet on a daily basis, pick-pocketing and so on a small fish staying out of the gaze of the bigger fish. One day, after being chase by the police Enzo hides along the side of the bay in the water. After being sick and vomiting black goop, Enzo discovers he can suddenly resist almost any impact, he is super-strong, and his wounds heals fast. So he uses his newfound powers the best way he knows: By ripping an ATM machine with his bare hands, well after all he is a criminal so therefore it is going to be easy for him to make money.
Alessia is a girl with a mental disorder who escapes reality by continuously watching the Jeeg Robot anime and relating everything to it. Somehow because of her the emotional wall that Enzo has been building around him is going to crash slowly. In the mix you put in an other gang headed by Fabio who see things in big. Here it is not you standard super hero story. It is funny at times and dark the next, than sad and so on. Jeeg Robot totally cleaned up at the Italian Oscars, getting sixteen nominations out of a possible twenty-four, and winning seven of them, including all four acting categories. The thing is here they left it open for a second one or more which I hope to see them made.
A film by James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone
This is going to be a dazzling action-packed sci-fi extravaganza. As I am going to try to write a dazzling review. Nothing is lost here it is still fun with some great music to go with it.
After a brief scene set in 1980 Missouri with a miraculously digitally young Kurt Russell, the action battle in the adventurous spirit and risk-taking of the central characters. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), makes a living as intergalactic bounty hunters. After a toe-tapping battle sequence featuring a giant Lovecraftian squid and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) dating to the Electric Light Orchestra’s Mr. Blue Sky, the team is forced to divide. There they Meet Ego (Kurt Russell) and will take them to his dazzling planet which Ego will provide any question that provide answers to Star-Lord’s questions. And there begins the extravaganza of beautiful scenery colourful as hell with jokes along the way with great tunes from the 80’s.Watch out for Sylvester Stallone in a cameo.
Visually stunning, the film is a blast: a joyous sci-fi fantasy filled with weird and wonderful characters, goofy humour and a plot that offers just the right blend of emotional je ne sais quoi. Someone has a lot of imagination here and that is a good thing. Vol. 3 please.
A film by Rupert Sanders
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche
Here is an adaptation of Shirow Masume’s original manga cult comics. In the near future Major is one of the kind after a crash they were able to save her brain but gave her a synthetic body. her purpose in life is to catch criminals.
Not too bad for a science fiction film here a robot with a human brain. Can they think like a human and if so will she able to do the job that they want her to do. There is a share parallel with Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner however the visual is stunning and colourful the story is developed like a thriller like a film Neo-noir. The Asian-inspired City is filled, tall and tightly metallic buildings peppered with bright neon holographic signboards. It feels like the 80’s but in the future like A retro 80’s futuristic. As the story moves along Major (Scarlett Johansson) gets some kind of a glitch now and then. As she is after a hacker who tried to kill some officials the glitches gets worse. The skin-tight latex suit that Johansson wear and even the other outfit are outstanding. For me how ever it feels like I already saw that film some where. I was left there could be more like a twist in the story. Maybe it is just me.
A film by James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen
Logan hides out with the professor of the X and a Mutant in Mexico. He is a limo driver trying to make a buck across the border. But suddenly he is haunted by young mutant with dark forces that are after her .
It is the year 2029 now and Logan takes care of the professor somewhere in Mexico. Sorry I can’t help myself with this one the Trump wall is not build there are just fences. The mutants have been persecuted for a long time and only a few remain. Those who has not been caught hides to survive. Logan gets a job as a limo driver to pay for the medicine for the professor with an albino-mutant tracker Caliban (Stephen Merchant). the professor’s attacks can and do trigger seismic activities that can kill hundreds of people.You will see an older Logan here and as you watch the film later the answer will be thrown at you.But then comes Laura (Dafne Keen) who is like him.
The violence here is set though out the film but you can see that Logan here has trouble with himself. The father-son relationship with Logan and the professor makes things to an other new level with human relation to which Logan become a little grumpier. All of the X-men film were so good they did not mess up the series what so ever. You have seen Logan going through different stages in his life. We finally hold the reference of the saga X-Men. Logan goes beyond the film of superheroes and redefines the genre by finally addressing to the adults. The thing here I knew where this was going unfortunately a little predictable for me but a warning here there is a surprise ending and will open a different era I hope.