How are you all today? Happy I hope?
I’m a big fan of the cinema and I love to go as often as possible. Yes ok it’s 90% for the food, but I do love a good movie (with loads of food) My boyfriend and I tend to go to the cinema quite often if we aren’t going out. It’s basically the date of choice sans alcohol.
Today’s post is a Movie Review for the two most recent films I have seen. I love to read reviews before choosing a film, so hopefully this is useful to anyone considering going to see either The Martian or Legend.
Ridley Scott is one of my favourite directors and I do tend to like most of his films. I was however slightly apprehensive that this was going to be a bit of a cheese fest. I am completely anti cheese when it comes to movies as I am far to sarcastic to let myself enjoy it.I have to say that although it is not my usual genre of choice, I did enjoy The Martian. There’s something about Matt Damon that I like, I’d never say he was my favourite actor, but he seems to fit into any role and play it well. As he is the main character and in often cases the sole character for the majority of scenes, his casting was a great choice. By the end of The Martian, it feels like you know his character Mark Wattney and are starting to root for his survival despite death seeming inevitable.
While the topic is serious, the humour throughout adds a light hearted feel to the movie based on the novel by Andy Weir. This prevents it from becoming one of those intense, doomsday style films that leave you feeling worried and slightly pessimistic throughout. In fact the only ‘intense’ parts of the film in my opinion are at the beginning and at the end. This may or may not be a good thing in some minds, but for me, it meant the film was actually enjoyable.The only thing I will say, is I felt a little less intelligent watching it as I didn’t have a clue about his survival techniques. Needless to say I wouldn’t last too long on Mars alone!
Overall Score: 8/10
I hadn’t heard anything about this film before going to see it. I didn’t even know what it was about. I am however a big Tom Hardy fan (shocker I know) so agreed to watch it. I thought it was going to be one of these really violent ‘lads movies’ where I’d end up feeling a little sick and reaching for my phone. It was however one of the best films I have seen in a long time.
Tom Hardy plays both of the twins; Reg and Ron pictured below.
There is violence yes, but considering it is about the Kray twins who were renowned for their slightly more than antisocial behaviour, it wasn’t overly gruesome. There was actually a lot of humour. It is one of those movies that has a bit of everything: love, sadness, violence, humour and action. All of which combined kept me interested throughout.
If you like movies such as Snatch and Lock Stock, then you will enjoy this. I also like that there is a twist at the end (I won’t say any more) but I do love when films don’t end exactly as expected.
Overall Score: 10/10
Both films were really good, but if I had to recommend one it would be the latter. If you can though, I would suggest going to see both at some point. At the end of the day, it’s an excuse for nachos, pick ‘n ‘ mix and popcorn of course.
If anyone else has seen either The Martian or Legend, then be sure to let me know what you thought 🙂
All My Love