My mission to watch 31 movies in May continues! I managed to catch up this week and then get two days behind again. I should complete the challenge though as I’ve got loads of spare time after this week with which to watch movies in. Let’s take a look at the movies I’ve seen this week!
6) From Russia With Love
Myself and my housemate Josh watched this classic James Bond film together. Sean Connery is a great Bond but this isn’t really a great movie. Nothing happens. The plot is pretty complicated but not really very satisfying and there’s just not a lot for you to be entertained by. The highlight of the film though had to be where Bond pushes a man of a boat and says “It’s just not your day is it?”. ★★☆☆☆
7) Robin Hood
The Disney animated Robin Hood that is, where all the characters are animals. It turns out it is as good as I remember it being with a great soundtrack and wonderful characters. My one issue is that surely kids have no idea what the whole thing about taxes is. I can’t have had a clue when I was little but must have enjoyed the movie for the animals running around. It’s not exactly the most hard-hitting take on Robin Hood but it’s everything you want from a Disney version of the story. Pretty damn good. ★★★★☆
8) Live and Let Die
This one was Roger Moore’s debut as Bond. Moore is fantastically swathe as he battles a heroin tycoon and spends most of the film having sex. Seriously, he’s at it every ten minutes or so in this one, it’s ridiculous. There’s lots of running around and silly voodoo things. It’s good fun! ★★★★☆
9) For Your Eyes Only
Roger Moore’s final Bond outing which is hugely silly but also brilliant. It opens with silly scene during which Bond in a helicopter chases a villain in a wheelchair. Plus there’s a car chase in a silly little car. It’s old school espionage which whilst funny manages to actually make for a great film too. ★★★★★
I only watched this animated movie about zoo animals finding themselves on the island of Madagascar because it was on TV. The characters aren’t particularly engaging, apart from the giraffe and the ingenious penguins. I always think this movie didn’t quite know what story it was trying to tell. It has a few laughs and I’m sure kids love it but it’s one of the few popular animations I just don’t “get”. ★★★☆☆
11) Iron Man 2
Back to the Avengers movies! Iron Man 2 probably isn’t as good as the first but it’s still a great watch. Robert Downey Jr is so wonderful and enigmatic as Tony Stark. Having Black Widow and Nick Fury on hand at various points was a great move but why Whiplash as the enemy? He was just a bit crazy and I didn’t ever think he was going to win. Couldn’t we have had a baddie who wasn’t just basically another iron man suit? Still, I really enjoyed it and the little teaser at the end for Thor is immense. Thor is next on my list to watch.
That’s as many as I’m at so far. Hopefully I can catch up two movies sometime soon. Let me know your thoughts on any of these movies and come back next Sunday for Part Three.