Film reviews

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Obviously, this is the sequel to Fun in the City, which is a film I didn't like so it's fair to say my expectations were low. So, you could say I wasn't disappointed, as it met my expectations. It was awful! It was so awful, I'd rather not spend any more time on it by talking about it. But, that wouldn't be a film review and I think I owe you all a review to save you wasting your money going to see it.

So, it starts off with this big wedding scene. And, I won't go into why, but the whole scene is just there so they can make this one joke. It's not even a funny joke ... it's just, ah, it's just terrible. It's got nothing to do with the rest of the film. Anyway, it starts there. Then, instead of the characters and the plot staying in New York where the original film was set, one of them wins a ticket to India and decides to take all her friends. It's what directors do when they've run out of ideas … let's take our characters on tour!

Anyway, they gossip, cry and shop, and they repeat this until the end. No real people would ever act like this. I didn't have any sympathy for their problems or even care what happened to them. Don't go and see it, you'll only encourage them to make another sequel. The world doesn't need three of these films. Please save your money and go and see the other big film this week: Twilight Mirror.

So, if you're a fan of the book it's based on, you're probably as excited as I was about this. For everyone else, this is a film fans have been waiting ten years to see. I have to confess, I was a bit nervous. I'd seen the posters and they didn't look right. I didn't love them at all. And I wasn't sure about the actors they cast either. So I went in not sure what to expect. But … I loved it.

One thing I really liked about it was the pace. They went backwards and forwards between the real world and the computer world and it worked really well. The special effects brought the computer world to life and I totally believed in it. But, more than that, I felt emotionally connected to the story and the characters. The whole film worked on so many levels. It reminded me of going to the cinema as a child – how much fun that was. I can't recommend it enough.

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Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Submitted by JMarcosD on Tue, 23/08/2022 - 17:42

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Hello,
Is it not more correct to say:".... going to watch..." instead of "... going to see "... in this sentece..." to save you wasting your money going to see it." ? Do We watch a film? or we see a film.

Thank you

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 16/08/2022 - 06:47

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I'm watching "the walking dead" film. it's good and I follow it excitement. but I have seen films like "Game of thrones" and "Vikings", and I love them more than this film.

Submitted by Shouko on Mon, 18/07/2022 - 05:07

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I think the last thing I watched is 3 idiots. I think it's an Indian film. The characters are great, the film is fantastic. It's a funny movie, sometimes quite sad. I

Submitted by emilia_ on Wed, 08/06/2022 - 15:19

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Last movie which I've seen was "Mr. Thaddeus". It's a polish movie from 90's based on famous polish poem written by Adam Mickiewicz. It's beautiful story, very romantic but not like a man and woman relationship can be. Romantic is a view on our motherland - Poland. In this movie polish people can experience feeling which we have for our country, also see our virtues and weaknesses.

Submitted by AntonioVuas on Wed, 25/05/2022 - 21:05

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Hi there, my dear friends. My name Anton. I'm really happy studying with you side by side and very glad to share with review my latest film. Well, my frinds, three weeks ago I was excited by the lovely film "Piano". Before watching I thought it was boring and not interesting, but I was mistaken. I liked everything: acting of main characters, the unexpected plot and beautiful love. But this film not for everyone. Some suggests it heavy and stuffy, some feels young and go do amur deals ). Warning: after watching you will surely be interested where and with whom yours partner.
Kinds yours reviewer Anton.

Submitted by Imma-1 on Sun, 08/05/2022 - 09:28

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The last film I remember watching it is Hichiki ( an Indian movie + I don't know if I spelled it right). The film was absolutely amazing. When I first watched the trial I thought it is going to be a great film and it really met my expectations especially that I love Rani Mokerjy as an actress, she is one of a kind. Anyway the plot was perfectly written and the characters were successfully casted. I enjoyed every single second of that film and I could not help stopping watching it . What I liked most about it is the plot. How on Earth could a writer come up with such a creative and beneficial ideas. I see that the film has summed up the whole idea of teaching and its importance. I can't recommend it enough.
Imma Joseph

Submitted by jmajo on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 14:39

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The last film I watched was "The Godfather" and I think it's a very interesting story, although it's a fiction story the characters are really well played by all the actors. The movie didn't need a lot of special effects to maintain the viewer attention, despite the pace of the story could be a bit slow, it goes really good with the main story and they made two sequels after that movie to continue the story.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by ninaals on Sat, 19/02/2022 - 17:04

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What was the last film you watched? What did you think of it?
I don´t usually watch movies,however the last one I remember watching was a korean one.The plot was about a nuclear power plant that suddenly starts to malfunction. It was slow paced,due to this most characters could develop throughout the course of the film.It was a thought provoking movie, leaving a message at the end.Even though it lasted for about two hours, I still enjoyed it, for it had top tier actors.

Submitted by Bianca Martins… on Thu, 17/02/2022 - 19:15

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Hi, my name is Bianca. Last week on Sunday my mom and I decided to see a movie. So we watched “Bohemian Rhapsody". Anyone who is a fan of QUEEN, already knows what this story is about.
The film is wonderful from the beginning to the end. I've watched the movie so many times and I cried every time.
Freddy Mercury's story is very strong, and the way he handled things is even more so. I'm not even going to mention the soundtracks. It's a great movie, with great acting and also it's a beautiful tribute to Freddie, who marked so many lives.