Blunt Reviews Presents: Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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This is better than the first film, but it still doesn’t really amount to much. It’s entertaining, I will not deny that for a second, but it doesn’t really hold any significance. With this film we’re already at the stage where all of the Marvel films are tying together and link to form a chain, but this film feels like it linked onto an existing part instead of forming its own, so it’s just hanging at the side trying to fit in. I like that Marvel are still charging through with the more cosmic films, but this ultimately is forgettable.

Blunt Reviews Presents: Love Actually (2003)

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There’s a popular misconception that men hate this film, however I still maintain it is a solid romantic comedy that is hugely enjoyable. Richard Curtis is an outstanding writer, and this absolutely is one of his best films. The ambitious ensemble cast is fantastic, but there are some particularly brilliant performances from Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, and Emma Thompson who has the best and most emotional scene of the film. What I like most about it is that it’s such a positive film, it’s one that fills a lot of people with happiness, including myself, so fuck the gender stereotypes.

Blunt Reviews Presents: Tyrannosaur (2011)

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Paddy Considine quite rightly winning the BAFTA here for his debut as writer and director. A gritty homegrown British drama that stands as one of the best films of our time. It’s fantastically written, with a gripping story and characters that are fully three dimensional, making it a film that consumes you and takes your emotions on a journey they’ve never had before. Exploring topics such as love, friendship, faith and redemption there is a lot of substance packed in but it is delivered masterfully by the director and cast, most notably Olivia Colman who is breathtaking. An undisputed masterpiece.

Blunt Reviews Presents: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

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I am still among the folk who are massively bored of this franchise already. The first film was awful, the second was an improvement, and this third installment was just more of what we’ve already had. I’m bored of the ever expanding adventures of Katniss Neversmile and her multiple man friends. All I want is for the films to end already, whether it be with District 13 leading a successful revolution or with President Snow having everyone shot, I don’t care, just get it out of my local cinema. Oh look Lorde recorded a song for the film! Fuck off.

Blunt Reviews Presents: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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The film feels very reminiscent of a number of other films, like Groundhog Day mixed with Aliens, but thankfully it does feel like a new and unique experience in its own right, without feeling like a rip off. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt work perfectly together as the leading roles, with a supporting cast that’s less annoying than the usual ensemble thrown together for an action film. Seldom unintelligent with the right balance of humour, I actually quite liked this film. It wasn’t perfect and there are elements that need tweaking, but overall it hangs together as a solid blockbuster.

Blunt Reviews Presents: The Visit (2015)

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M. Night Shyamalan returns as writer and director with this flimsy and annoying horror attempt that loses everything cinema audiences previously liked about Shyamalan. The man who was once the king of unforeseeable plot twists now presents minor plot developments that can be seen from the opening minutes of the film onwards. So sit tight and please welcome to the stage jump scares, overacting, uninteresting characters that you couldn’t possibly hope to sympathise with, and a general feel that someone has attempted to copy David Lynch’s style and mixed it with the bog standard recipe for a shit modern horror.