Image Map

Friday, 9 November 2012

Recently Watched- Part 2!

Skyfall, the latest Bond offering, as usual stars Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench and has been heralded by many (mostly just the Guardian, actually) as a turning point in the Bond franchise, due to it's slightly less misogynistic approach to female characters. I kind of disagree with that. The women in this, apart from M are all pretty much disposable- not as strong or as skilled as Bond and if they die, it's no big deal because, good news, he's slept with them already. Fun times. Leaving that aside, this is probably my favourite of the newer Bonds- it has a bit more humour and seems to take itself a bit less seriously. Also, I like Daniel Craig in the role, I think he's what the character should be- tough and gritty but also smooth and stealthy in equal measures. Javier Bardem's character makes a great baddie, in that he's completely insane, which is always entertaining and Judi Dench is brilliant as always. Worth seeing if you're a fan of Bond.

I've gone on ad nauseam about Psycho before, but as you may or may not know, I adore Hitchcock movies and have a special love for Psycho, as I think it's pretty much perfect. This was shown recently in the Lighthouse cinema in Dublin so we went along to see what it was like on the big screen. I don't know how but this film makes me jump every time I see it so it was a special treat viewing it as people would have when it was first released. I won't go into detail again but you can read all about the movie itself and why I love it so much HERE.

Resident Evil Retribution in 3D. So I actually quite like the Resident Evil movies, although I don't remember much of what happens after the first one (this is the fifth) but they're a nice bit of mindless entertainment that you really don't have to put any thought into. Plus- ZOMBIES!! Oh God, I love an auld zombie tale. For those of you who don't know the story of Resident Evil: it's based on the popular computer game of the same name and revolves around Alice (Milla Jovovich=ridiculously beautiful and cool), an ass-kicking super-babe who wakes up in a deserted mansion with no memory of who she is, only to discover a secret corporation (Umbrella Corp=Evil) under said mansion, where there has been a virus outbreak and all the workers there (and inexplicably some large, terrifying dogs) are now zombies. Well, it's a story as old as the hills. Ahem. Anyway, she gets her memory back and kills most of the zombies but they mutate and escape and whatnot, hence the next four movies in the series. In Retribution, there's really just more of the same but with lots of pointless plot twists and annoying characters. Hubster and I weren't overly impressed with this one so if you're going to watch any of them, just go back to the original. Oh and there's one of them that's based in the desert that isn't bad either (now there's a glowing recommendation!). As an aside, one of my favourite things about Resident Evil is the character of Alice- she's smart, tough and an amazing fighter, something rarely seen in these types of films- usually the women folk have to be protected from the monsters- not here though! Huzzah!


  1. I really enjoyed the new Bond - refused to watch the other "new" two with Craig in them as I was sure he was not going to do Bond justice but I think he did an excellent job in Skyfall - may have to see the other 2 so! Have to admit, if there is one thing I really dislike about Bond is that he essentially is a man whore & its ok - the women are just objects.. but maybe they will get it right eventually!
    Great piece hun :) xx