At The Movies With Javid #02

Godzilla-movie-reviewI’ve always had a thing for Godzilla.

Not like a sex thing you dirty bastard. Talk about throwing a sausage down a hallway – more like throwing a toothpick in the Grand Canyon, am I right? Huh? Huh?

Anyway, it was with much joy and excitement I headed off to the drive-in last weekend to catch the latest venture into the world of gigantic Japanese creatures.

Not only was I getting to see Godzilla, it also had Bryan ‘Heisenberg’ Cranston in it – and given that I finished watching Breaking Bad all of a month ago I found that to be mildly enticing. Combine this with some warm reviews in the lead up and some kick ass trailers and I was prepared for one hell of a ride.

Did I get one? Yes, quite ironic really considering I was sitting in my stationary car the whole time.

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At The Movies With Javid #01

Hmmm introduction.. let’s see.. I have seen some movies. Here are some reviews. I hope you enjoy them, etc. For now I’ll stick to new ones, but I might go back and review some old ones at some stage too. I had intended to have something epic to write about after such a long break, but… suck it.

The Monuments Men

“We’re going to make how much for this crap?”

I feel I can be forgiven for having slightly high expectations for this one. An all star cast including the likes of Cloon-tang, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Matt Damon, and one hell of an interesting true story about the preservation of art and culture during the Second World War hooked me like a fish. Unfortunately, much like a hooked fish I was left flopping about, gasping for the proverbial air of decent character and plot development, slowly being cut open and having my innards of enjoyment removed with a rusty knife.

Sure, there’s a lot to cover and you could be forgiven for accelerating through parts of the story, but much like a coked-up Italian playboy on the Autobahn with a brick for a foot this movie just doesn’t know when to slow down. Except for in close-ups meant to convey emotion you’ve little understanding of because you haven’t had time to understand what the fuck is going on. Continue reading