What I thought of… The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Definitely, Maybe #Movie #Review

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Saw two films over the weekend. One that I really wanted to see, one that I didn’t. One that blew me away, and one that I switched off half way through and vowed to slaughter the cast and crew and should I ever meet them.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was DREADFUL – which was doubly disappointing as I’ve been wanting to see it for ages. It starts really well, very quirky, nice set up and then it’s like, “hey, did anyone write a script?” “Er, no” “Oh, ok, no worries, we’ll just wing it – that’ll work right?” The result is a weak story around a missing photographic negative, interspersed with odd fantasy scenes that fail to move the story on, and a romance sub-plot that’s stunningly rubbish.

Below is the trailer, or you can watch it here.

Definitely, Maybe on the other hand looks like it’s going to be awful (even this trailer is somewhat cringeworthy) – I literally only watched it because there was nothing better. But, it turns out to be an absolute delight. If you’re a fan of good rom coms, tight scripts, and clever dialogue, this should be right up your street.

Click below to watch the trailer or watch it over on youtube.

What I thought of… About Time #Movie #Review

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Right then, last night I saw About Time.

If you saw The Time Traveler’s Wife and were as gutted as I am with how they threw away a fantastic opportunity to create a stonking time-travel movie, you’ve probably spent many an hour bitterly wishing it were actually possible to travel back through time and have another crack at it. Well somehow Richard Curtis appears to have done just that.

This is pretty much that same story, sort of, with one of the same cast, only done over here, done better, and in his trade mark style. Don’t be put off by the misleading movie poster (as I was) – this film kicks ass.

If you enjoyed The Boat That Rocked, or Love Actually, you will LOVE this.

Ready for the trailer? Ok, it’s here or below.