You got up at 6.00 this morning, went to work for 8 hours, got home, stuffed your face with food and chilled out as normal. Then an hour after bedtime you drag yourself out to go watch Avengers: Infinity Wars or whatever the latest midnight release is.
Black Panther arrived, dominated the box office and got the t-shirt. People everywhere were super happy and the majority of news coverage showed people exceptionally happy that they were finally being represented on screen. But what if it's not all it's cracked up to be. Before I get started, I know that I'm not in …
You know what, I’m getting really tired of this, I thought to myself as I pulled out another blanket from the co-pilot’s storage locker.
With more time to develop characters and the availability of good special effects, is instant streaming the evolution to movies?
I like to think that a good film is one that sits with you once you've left the theatre. Either because your brain is struggling to comprehend what the Matrix is; you're blown away at how an animated character could make you feel emotions; or because you've learnt something new, something that changes the way you now think about the world. Whether this is about a country, a culture, or simply the most well known Prime Minster to lead England.
In an honest and early answer to the titular question, no, of course not. But you can't deny that there are a few similarities.
So this week I went to go see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (I'm just going to refer to it as Three Billboards from now on), and I came away from it with the familiar feeling that watching Dunkirk gave me. Now don't get me wrong, both of these films are very good, excellent in fact. They're thought provoking and very clever in their own ways but I'm not sure I'd ever feel the need to watch them again.
It is commonly known that some people can feel the pinch of Christmas upon their wallets during January. The pinch of the festive spirit stealing of your money that is! Not wanting to stand out from the crowd, I too was visited by the festive spirit. Seeing as going out was a no-go, it was with due haste that I got round to watching the limited edition version of Serenity that I purchased months ago.
So this week I went with my Mum to go watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (the amount of people saying they've seen Jumanji - as in the original one - at the cinema on Facebook is weirdly infuriating...) and you know what, it was a lot of fun!
Last year saw a few awesome turns from the film industry as it slowly cranked the gears and chains to face a changing audience.