The missus had been in London all week on business...or she's having an affair....either way, I've had the TV to myself and been playing catch up.
Loved it. As clever as a man with two heads. Must watch it again to see all the clues. As usual, effortless, masterclass cinema from Scorsese.
I didn't have much interest in seeing this until I watched X men: First Class and Matthew Vaughan went up in my estimation. Turns out it was bloody brilliant. Well crafted and very entertaining.
Much better than I expected from everyones favourite over-rated hack. Some great performances from the lead kid and the Fanning girl and a smattering of good scenes. The hilarious Super 8 movie that plays over the end credits is a highlight. JJ Abrams is not the new Spielberg, or Joe Dante (which this film owes more than a passing nod to) despite his best attempts to copy them. And Michael Giachinno's 'John Williams' score is unmemorable.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Damn. Wasn't expecting anything from this but it was really, really good. A no nonsense, well made movie with more than its fair share of WOW moments. I got emotionally engaged in Caesars plight and was rooting for him all the way. Despite the wall to wall CG (the apes are extraordinary), director, Rupert Wyatt keeps everything clean and clear, never falling back on the old shaky-cam, lens flare histrionics of most modern directors, and for that he should be commended. The only real hiccups were a bit of CG helicopter nonsense towards the end, (which broke my immersion a bit) and an unnecessary 'gag' line from the original movie. Other than that though, two big thumbs up.