Sunday, 6 March 2016

Movie Review: London Has Fallen (2016)

Movie Title:  London Has Fallen
Release Date: 4 March 2016
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Babak Najafi
Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman 
IMDB Rating: 6.5


In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

My Rating: 6.5/10

My Review: No US Presidents in history has been this unluncky!

If I was the President of the Murrica, after the events of this movie, I would resign on my own will. After the success of Olympus Has Fallen, the production company must have thought "Hey, they did 3 Taken movies with Liam Neeson. Why not another Olympus Has Fallen? But this time with more Presidents!"

This film is indeed a repetition of the first movie. I have to admit that the movie has really good action sequences and the dialogue funny at times. But the overall mold of the movie is similar as Olympus has fallen. A president, CHECK. A bodyguard, CHECK. A mole, CHECK. Now that's what I call easy cash in.

The movie is rated 18SG but I don't understand why. It is your basic everyday action movie. I don't know how a few F-bombs and bullet wounds gets it rated 18SG. This is a movie that everyone might just want to skip and hope a third installments never happens! (Yes I'm referring to the resignation letter scene!)

Movie Review: The Finest Hours (2016)

Movie Title: The Finest Hours
Release Date: 29 January 2016
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster 
IMDB Rating: 7.1


The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

My Rating: 7.3/10

My Review: The ocean is a scary place!

It is surprising that this is a Disney movie. The movie is based on a true story of the rescue mission of two oil tankers that was destroyed at sea during a very bad blizzard in the 1952. The movie has a very slow beginning as it introduces the characters before any of the action starts.

The storyline is very emotional and the action was nerve wrecking. It reminds you of how small and powerless we are compared to the vast ocean. The story focuses on two stories, the ship crews and the coast guards. The movie shows the dedication of the coast guards to rescue the victims of the tankers and the perseverance of the tanker crews to buy time for the rescue to arrive.

The movie has very few experienced actors but still provide the a powerful emotional roller coaster. This movie definitely honors the coast guards involved in the actual rescue mission in 1952. This movie will remind everyone how much sacrifice our fellow soldiers and public servants gives to ensure we get to live a better tomorrow

The movie may not be the most awaited movie of the year, but it is a good movie nonetheless. I suggest those with cash to spare and are bored to go and watch this movie.