“Just live well. Just live.”

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HAAAAIIII. Today I’m reviewing Me Before You, written by Jojo Moyes and directed by Thea Sharrock. It stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Caflin and Matthew Lewis.

The film was released on June 3rd and has a running time of 110 minutes.

The Plot

Lou Clark (Clarke) is a waitress in her 20’s living in a small town. unfortunately the cafe where she works is closing down, therefore she has to find a new job to help her family who are struggling financially. As a last ditch attempt, she takes a six month carer/nursing job, completely unaware of what she’s getting into.

Her job is to act as a friend to Will Traynor (Caflin) who is paralyzed from the neck down after a traffic accident. Their relationship doesn’t get off to a good start and it’s awkward but their friendship starts to bloom as various things happen. After learning that Will wants to take his own life, Lou embarks on a mission to make him change his mind as she develops feelings for him.  It is a sweet and potentially moving story that tackles the effects of drastic changes in ones life.

The Acting

Emilia Clarke creates a very bubbly, quirky characterization of Lou, some traits very similar to her own personality. Her character is likable and kind but I didn’t quite believe in it 100% of the time. One thing that bugged me was her accent – for most of the film she is well spoken and proper, but the odd word has a more common accent and it just doesn’t work. It just distracts you from what’s going on. I wouldn’t say it’s a show-stopping performance but she’s good for the role.

Sam Caflin plays a shut-off character who doesn’t want anyone’s help. He brings some of the funnier parts to the film as he’s quite witty. Then his character grows, he shows more emotion and gives more of a range of acting. I’d say he’s better than Clarke in this and has more of a challenging role which he does well.

Matthew Lewis to me was quite a pointless character, sounds harsh but the narrative could have done without it. He plays Pat, Lou’s boyfriend. He’s a personal trainer who is constantly letting Lou down etc. It’s just a boring and annoying role from the audience’s perspective. This isn’t a dig at Matt at all as he played the role well. I just thought it was bad writing.

Production

The film was shot and edited nicely, all of the shots were clean and interesting. I couldn’t fault that. The soundtrack was good and worked well with the feel of the film … it features a lot of Ed Sheeran though but not complaining.

The Review

I thought the plot of this film had so much potential and I was expecting more from it. It’s a really sweet story but the dialogue and direction lets it down. There are so many cliche moments that just made me cringe! some scenarios are too stereo-typical and there wasn’t much “thinking outside of the box” in the writing process. This just got on my nerves after a while because it could have been so good!

Then some of the direction wasn’t too great either, there are moments where actions/lines could have been done in a different or better way. I don’t know if I’ve just become bitter and cold-hearted but I just felt let down by this film. The poor dialogue and direction detracts from a powerful and controversial (in parts) narrative. Everything about it was just ‘alright’… the acting wasn’t amazing, the dialogue was too literal and cheesy and the narrative could have been amazing but wasn’t! Over all I’d give Me Before You a 6.5/10. It is worth a watch but just don’t expect an Oscar worthy film!

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“Just Keep Swimming”

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I’M BACK! Haven’t had the chance to sit and watch a full movie in so long and what a way to be back with Finding Dory! Boy … ya’ll have a treat in store when it finally comes out in July!!

I don’t need to explain that this is the sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo, and I promise I won’t give any spoilers away in this review!

The film is directed by Andrew Stanton,  Angus MacLane and written by  Andrew Stanton

Let’s get down to it.

The Narrative

I’ll keep this brief so as to not give much away. Finding Dory is set one year after the plot of Finding Nemo and Dory is living with Marlin and Nemo and enjoying life with them. Dory starts having fragmented dreams/memories of life as a child and realises that she used to have a family. From here she goes on a journey to find her parents and comes across many obstacles along the way and makes a lot of friends whilst doing so.

I enjoyed the narrative of this sequel as it focuses on Dory “finding herself”. At first I was a bit sceptical and thought the opening could have been better but once you get into the narrative properly it does get better! It has a fast pace which works well as it doesn’t linger where it doesn’t need to.

There is a lot of humour in the film; I wasn’t falling off my chair laughing but did crack a smile a number of times throughout. It’s light-hearted but with some serious undertones such as a few jabs at SeaWorld. The humour and whole feel of the film is very similar to Finding Nemo which I think is a good thing as Pixar haven’t tried to turn it into something completely new for a younger generation.

I read a few reviews before starting my own and some haters have said that it’s not scientifically correct etc. It’s a fricken kids’ film for crying out loud! – Take a chill pill, it’s about the story, not the scientific background if you ask me.

Some parts of the narrative could have been cut or moved along quicker but for a kids’ film which it primarily is, it’s a decent narrative.

Animation

I’m not really into animation films as I think animation in this day and age is too overdone and prefer older styles of animation. But, thankfully, Finding Dory‘s animation is pretty much identical to Finding Nemo and has been created incredibly well. Good job Pixar.

I love the detail that is put into every scene and character, even when you see ten identical fish, there’s something slightly different about each one which I think shows a lot of care and dedication to the craft of animation. I especially love baby Dory – the most adorbs thing I have ever seen!!

Acting

All of the voice-overs in Finding Dory are awesome. Ellen DeGeneres who voices Dory (obvs) is just as brilliant as she was in Nemo; her characterisation is identical to that in the first film and I couldn’t fault her in this.

Then of course Albert Brooks and Hayden Rolence voice Marlin and Nemo and again their performances are identical to those in the first film and I can’t fault them.

We meet a lot of funny characters in this film and in particular Hank, an octopus voiced by Ed O’Neill. He brings some dry and sarcastic humour to the film and O’Neill’s voice suits the character perfectly.

My favourite characters from the film are voiced by Idris Elba and Dominic West. They play two sea lions – Fluke and Rudder –  and bring some really comical moments to the film.

The Review

I really did enjoy this film. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy it, but once you get into it, all of the reasons that you loved Finding Nemo then apply to Finding Dory.

I must admit, some jokes/scenarios are repeated a little too often and it gets a bit samey in parts. Also a lot happens in the film so it’s a little hard to keep up at points where it gets frantic.

I hate making the decision that a sequel is better/worse than the first film because they are two completely different films. Finding Dory is created in the same style, humour, narrative and animation as Finding Nemo but is its own film and is different. Also each person will view it differently.

I would say, don’t go to watch it with super-high expectations because there will always be things you don’t like. But go with an excitement to see a new chapter in this story and go with a light-hearted and uplifting approach.

Young kids will love this film as it takes them into a whole new world and I like the simplicity that this franchise creates a magical world in the ocean. Something that we take for granted and forget the beauty of. Adults and teens who grew up with Finding Nemo will also greatly enjoy the film but I think people will be sceptical when comparing it to Finding Nemo.

I rate Finding Dory 8/10. It’s fun and a great movie, not the best narrative-wise but an easy and uplifting watch.

Hope you guys enjoyed this review and let me know what you make of the film when it’s released!!

Here’s the trailer:

‘Say bye to Room, Ma.’

Wagwan. Today’s review is for a movie a lot of you may have seen but I’ve only just had the chance to watch it! (Omg). But Room is the subject of talk today and I’m ready to go!



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was released in 2015, was directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stars Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay.

The Plot

Room is about Joy (Brie), a young woman who was kidnapped at the age of 17 and was forced to live in a shed which is called Room. Two years later she fell pregnant whilst being held hostage and had a son called Jack (Jacob). Joy couldn’t face the heartbreak of bringing up her son knowing he was trapped so she led him to believe that everything outside room wasn’t real. They’re frequently visited by their captor Old Nick who is often violent and rude. After hearing that he’d been laid off at work, Joy decided that it was time for her and Jack to get out. From there we see how Jack learns about the world outside Room and how they both adjust to living a normal life.

The Acting

Brie as Joy is just brilliant. The love and warmth she shows towards her son is the sweetest thing I think I’ve seen on film. Her whole life continues just so she can see her son wake up each morning. We also see Joy’s darker side as she battles with depression once they are free. Brie does this excellently; it’s a heartbreaking performance to watch. Brie defo deserves the Oscar that she won for this!

Jacob who plays Jack is THE most adorable kid ever and fits the role perfectly. After living in the situation that he has lived in, he is still so innocent and has such an inquisitive and happy outlook on life. I really think Jacob can go places after this!

Another actor to note is Joan Allen who plays Joy’s mum; her role is fairly minor but she creates such a wonderful grandmother to Jack and it’s really heartwarming.

Production

The film is shot beautifully, it really captivates the beauty of life that Jack sees. There are a lot of close-ups so we see every emotion on the actors’ faces and it is just faultless.

The music is subtle which is always the best and is accompanied by a lot of non-diegetic sound (sound effects for non-filmy folk!). The sound designers have layered them up so well to crescendo moments of tension.

Editing is also tip-top. It’s slick, its pace varies depending on what mood the scene is and the film doesn’t feel as long as the 1 hour 45 minutes it is.

The Review

What I loved most about this film is the way it felt real. I didn’t feel like I was watching some drama, I felt like I was participating in a real life event. The bond between Joy and Jack that Brie and Jacob have created under Lenny’s direction is sublime. There were so many points where I was in tears, be it sad or happy ones, because of that bond. Even though the basis of the film is ugly, it is truly beautiful and I know that sounds cringe-worthy. But trust me, beautiful it is. It’s made incredibly well which is a great bonus too. I have no hesitation in giving it a 10/10 and believe it deserves all of the high praise it has received!

“I ain’t afraid to die anymore. I’d done it already”

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SUPER HOT REVIEW TODAY. Last night I saw The Revenant directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. This is the film I’m convinced Leonardo DiCaprio will win an Oscar for. There’s no beating around the bush here, this film is a solid 10/10.

The Plot

The Revenant is set in the 1820’s on a fur trading expedition where a group of men have to flee their camp after being attacked by an indigenous tribe. A frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leo) has to lead them back home through the wilderness. Along the way Hugh is brutally attacked by a bear which breaks his leg and rips his throat. His team attempt to carry him along their journey but it proves too difficult. In the end their Captain (Domhnall Gleeson) offers money to two men who will stay with Glass until he passes away and they are to give him a proper Christian burial. Glass’s son Hawk (Forrest Goodluck) stays behind along with Bridger (Will Poulter) and John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Hawk and Bridger sincerely care for Hawk but Fitzgerald has other ideas and kills Hawk and leaves Glass for dead. Glass then travels 200 miles to seek revenge on the man who took his only son and left him for dead.

The Look

This film is so visually beautiful, Iñárritu shot the whole film using natural light, which only allowed him to film for an hour and a half a day. I’ve watched many interviews about this film and they spent their time filming in Canada and Argentina in horrific conditions. This really pays off because each frame is stunning. But this beauty is deceiving as there are so many dangers hidden within it as we see along Glass’s journey. I really liked the camera work in this film, it was very free and loose and slightly experimental but it really paid off.

Costumes and make up are outstanding in The Revenant, Glass’s body is practically rotting and make up artist Sian Grigg’s work creating this is astonishing. She’s just been nominated for an Oscar for her work in this film. Looking at some of the wounds she created made my stomach knot because they looked so excruciatingly painful.

The Soundtrack

I really picked up on the sound in this film, instead of having a constant score, Iñárritu chose to use natural sounds; in particular he liked to layer up whispers of Glass’s late wife. This made things slightly eerie, fitting in well with the surrounding, empty wilderness. There was an orchestral score in some parts but this was kept quite minimalist and wasn’t used too much which I think was a really good creative choice. An example of the lack of orchestral score is the infamous bear attack scene, there is no score in the background of this. All you can hear are Glass’s screams and the grunts and scratches from the bear. It’s really powerful because it makes it realistic and you can’t get distracted from the brutal attack occurring in front of you and there is a powerful silence behind it.

The Acting

Let’s start with our main man Leo; I cannot begin to imagine the physical strength he had to have for this film. He has to play a severely wounded character who can barely walk for most of the film whilst freezing in the middle of nowhere. He creates the pain of Glass exceptionally along with Glass’s determination and inner strength. –   I don’t think I’ve seen a better performance in many years. For this role he had to do wild things such as eating raw bison liver and sleeping in an animal carcass. If that’s not dedication to your job, I don’t know what is.

Secondly Tom Hardy gives a very good performance as Fitzgerald; his character is very gobby and not afraid to speak his mind. He brings an element of grit and defiance to the film creating a contrast with Glass. His character is quick and sly which Hardy puts across so well. Hardy and Leo’s characters have a big chase/fight scene at the end of the film which is shot and acted perfectly.

An actor who I’ve always loved is Will Poulter and his crazy eyebrows. He creates such an innocent and caring character as Bridger in this film – far different from all of the other men on the expedition who are only looking out for themselves. He is forced into situations that he hates and we see how his guilt eats away at him throughout the film.

Review

I’d just like to kick off this part by saying that the uproar from Americans about the bear “molesting” Leo is complete rubbish. It is quite blatantly an attack to protect her young.

This is an exceptional film showing the brutality of life in the 1800’s. Each character acts violently and is only ever looking out for themselves. What I really liked is that the film didn’t stray from the simple plot of Glass seeking revenge for his son’s death. Along his journey he sees such terrible things but never stops to dwell on them and just carries on with his mission. It is an amazing story of survival and strength.

I can’t find much to criticise in this film because I think it is a great, experimental piece and it’s really inspiring as a budding filmmaker. What I liked most is the film had meaning which so many blockbusters lack nowadays. It is based on a true story and explores a large part of American history that is rarely talked about and I think it will inspire people to learn more about it.

The attention to detail is sublime and you can feel how much love and drive went into The Revenant. The crew and production team are in the thick of nature, embracing it to create something beautifully dark. For me, it will sit up there with my all time favourites. Simply amazing and I really hope it continues to do well at the awards.

GO SEE IT!

“We got here from hard work, patience, and humility. “

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Right, today’s review is the most recent Jennifer Lawrence film Joy directed by David O’Russel. I watched this the other day and thoroughly loved it. (Jlaw has just won a Golden Globe for her performance in this film. So if that doesn’t say it’s good, I don’t know what will!)

The Narrative

The film is loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano. Jlaw plays Joy, a 40 year old mum of two who lives in a cramped house with her kids, her mother, grandmother and ex-husband who lives in the basement. Her parents had a tough divorce when she was little so she gave up her dreams of being an inventor to look after her mum who spends her life sitting in bed watching soap operas. Her life is hectic and she seems to be the only one in the family who does anything. Queue Robert De Nero…he plays her father Rudy and has been dumped by his girlfriend so moves back into Joy’s hectic household. Long story short, Joy one day has the idea to invent a self-wringing mop and the film then follows her tough journey trying to make this happen.

The Acting

Now I am a big Jlaw fan; I think she’s incredible and enjoyed her performance in Joy. You can see how tired and fed-up Joy is from looking after her family, who never seem to help her back, but she still always offers a warm smile to her kids. She plays a really great mum and you see this come out later in the film when she’s trying to sell the mop to other mums. Her character is also incredibly feisty and tough and she loses her rag more than once, which is sometimes quite amusing. I thought Jlaw totally deserved the Golden Globe that she won for this film as she shows Joy’s transformation from a nervous, tired mum with a small idea to the biggest business woman of the time.

Bob De Nero gives an amusing performance; you can’t fault it and his character creates a lot of issues within the plot.

Mr Brad Cooper (yum) has a smaller role than I expected but it’s still an incredibly important one. He comes in for roughly the last third of the film. He plays Neil Walker and does his best to help Joy achieve her dream. For once he plays a character who is kinda a dick in parts which I think is good to see because all of his roles are usually ‘the nice guy’.

A particular favourite of mine was Joy’s mum Terry, played by Virginia Madsen. She brings a big element of comedy to the film and lightens the whole thing when it’s getting a little too much. I thought that was a particularly good casting choice.

The Look

The whole look and feel of the film is very Silver Linings Playbook (it is the same director after all) if you’ve seen that. But that’s not a bad thing; it makes the whole film slightly quirky and cool but also retro which I really loved.  Joy also has a great soundtrack that really fits in with the time of the film, drawing you into the world obsessed with shopping channels.

The Review

As you can tell I loved the film, but can see how it’s not for everyone. It is about 2 hours long and you really have to stay focused to pick up on each little detail. If you’re someone who doesn’t like a lot of dialogue then Joy is not the best option for you. Looking around, the film hasn’t been getting the amazing reviews that I expected, but each to their own I suppose!

I can’t fault Jlaw’s performance but upon reading about the real life story of Joy I found it odd that Jlaw (who is 25) had been cast as a 40 year old as she blatantly isn’t 40. There were parts that I wish the director had explored further or made into a bigger deal, but I have to accept that you can’t include everything as a filmmaker and have to make compromises.

The whole film is slightly wacky which some people won’t like, but if you just go with it you really get caught up in the story.

There is so much of this film that I have left out but the film is so intricate that this review would be miles long if I were to talk about all of it.

I have no hesitation in giving the film a 10/10, and that’s a very big deal ’cause I’m picky with my movies. I urge everyone to see it, it’s captivating, visually beautiful and a really heart-warming story.

 

As per usual, here is the trailer:

 

“You are a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr Bond.”

Exciting review today folks, Spectre has just landed, I watched it last night and am ready to review.

So, as we already know, Daniel Craig stars as Bond, Ralph Fiennes plays M after Judy Dench’s character’s tragic death in Skyfall (hallelujah!). Our villain is the awesome Christolph Waltz and our Bond girl this time is the lovely Lea Seydoux. Along with Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q, it makes for an awfully good-looking cast I must say. Sam Mendes returns to direct Spectre after Skyfall and does a darn good job of it.

Without saying too much and spoiling it for ya’ll, the Double O service is in trouble with a higher government organisation trying to shut them down and, at the same time, Bond comes across an evil organisation which must be stopped. I shan’t say any more.

The Beginning:

There’s so much to look at with a Bond film, so I’ll start with the beginning; the opening fight sequence. This takes place in Mexico on the Day of the Dead. Awesome costumes and music appear as we go through the festival with long, smooth takes. Bond is cool and casual as he seeks out his victim and from there, violence and action escalate. I enjoyed the opening scene, some people say it’s the best yet; I wouldn’t say so but it’s definitely up there with the best. What I didn’t like about it was the naff CGI background when Bond is fighting with the baddie in a helicopter, we’d have long shots showing the helicopter in mayhem but when it cut to inside the helicopter it just looked a tad fake.

The Score:

Next, onto the opening titles which are always a big deal. When Sam Smith’s “The Writing’s on the Wall” was released a few weeks back, I hated it. I thought there was no way that it lived up to the standard of other bond theme songs. But, with the added sleek visuals, it really worked. But I’d never listen to the song on its own, it needs the visuals (soz Sam).

The Production:

The film is shot and edited beautifully as you’d expect with a Bond film. Gorgeous locations which very much make me want to go on holiday. Pretty cars which I know nothing about except that they’re Aston Martins and that they look and sound cool. One unfortunately ends up in the bottom of a river, but life goes on. The music still has that classic Bond trumpet twang about it but it felt darker this time, giving the film more of an edge.

The film’s full of high power, tense car chases and fight scenes which we all love. Some of the fighting’s a little cliché but all Bond films are a little like that I suppose.

Performance:

Acting was top-notch as per usual. Dan delivered the stubborn, arrogant but kick-ass Bond that we all love. Lea was a pretty cool Bond girl I must say; she made the character really feisty and headstrong which I liked. Mr Fiennes offered some comical moments as a stern M. I love Ben Whishaw’s portrayal of Q, he’s young and funny and brings a fun light to the Bond films.

I am such a big fan of Christolph Waltz, but wasn’t overpowered by his character. Yes he’s dark and evil, but compared to our last villain in Skyfall (Javier Bardem as Silva), he’s a little dull. Evil, but I just felt like there could have been a bit more depth to him.

Go see it:

The film is awesome don’t get me wrong but I just wasn’t ecstatic when I came out of the cinema. I’d rate it 8/10 … It just needed a bit more of a thrill in the narrative to bump it up to a 10. But a very good film overall.

Check out the trailer:

If you’ve seen Spectre, let me know what you think!

‘Sit down man, acclimatize’

I managed to get to the cinema at the weekend, hallelujah. “What film did I see?” I hear you ask … Everest is your answer.

Going to start this review off rather boldly, this film is a 10/10, no question. It’s sublime.

Let’s get down to the deets of this review. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, it stars Jason Clarke, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin to name a few. All filming takes place on mountains in different locations around the world.

The narrative is based on the real life events of 1996 where a climbing expedition attempting to reach the top of Everest gets caught in a horrific storm. If you see it, I’d recommend reading up on the actual events afterwards; the story is captivating and harrowing.

Acting is top-notch in this film, Keira does a highly convincing Auzzie accent and had me in tears more than once. She plays Joan, the wife of expedition leader Rob and is preggers so can’t join the expedition. She shot all of her scenes in 6 days and did a damn good job of it.

Jason Clarke is our main man, who plays Rob, the expedition leader. His character is strong-willed throughout the film. Jason’s performance is faultless. Jake Gyllenhaal … awesome, as always. He plays a hippy/adrenaline junky mountain climber called Scott. He’s not in every scene but he adds so much to the ones he is in.

Josh Brolin’s performance really stood out for me, his character is Beck, the confident, slightly big-headed guy who is really a softy deep down. Brolin shows the torturing journey Beck goes through and the strength and Will of Beck is honourable.

What I liked about this film was that it wasn’t a good guys vs. bad guys up a mountain blockbuster. It relates a series of unimaginable, true events; you root for all of them because they all are in need of saving. I was so tense during the whole film and this was heightened knowing that it’s all true.

The film is so naturally made, by that I mean everything looks real, it’s not fake. For example Josh Brolin’s character Beck is hanging over a crevasse on a ladder at one point. The shot is real, not green screened or highly edited like a lot of films would do. It’s shot like a documentary which it is at heart but has the emotion and drama to make you connect and feel for each character.

THIS FILM IS AWESOME, I can’t explain enough how good it is. It drained me of everything and left me so weak that I had to refuel and have several plates at an all you can eat Chinese afterwards. Seriously, go and see it.

“Thunder Buddies For Life”

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RED HOT MOVIE REVIEW: Ted 2

Director: Seth MacFarlane

Written by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth

Genre: Comedy – as you can almost certainly guess.

The Review:

I am a huge fan of Seth MacFarlane, so I knew that I’d be laughing throughout when I went to see Ted 2 yesterday. I will say here, right now, that if you’re not a fan of rude and inappropriate humour…do not go and see this film, I can tell you now it ain’t for you. If you don’t take things too seriously and want a laugh, see it, see it right now, today, it’s friggin’ hilair. I’d rate it a solid and good 8.5/10 and I’ll delve into why. Be prepared: I ramble on in this post, light reading goes out the window!

The Plot 

Ted 2 is set roughly 6 years after the first film and if you remember John (Marky Mark) was serious with Lori (minxy Mila); they got married but then get divorced and the film is based six months after that. Bye Bye Mila, unfortunately no more drooling over her boys and girls. Ted in the meantime has got pretty serious with his grocery store babe, Tammy-Lynn and they get married. Their relationship hits the rocks shortly after and to solve this they decide to start a family and have a baby. Obviously, with Ted being a stuffed toy, this brings its problems. They try finding a sperm donor, but let’s just say things get a bit messy … So they turn to adoption, which flares up a debate with the American Government that Ted is not a person but a piece of property. So for the remainder of the film, he fights for his right to be a person alongside Tammy-Leigh, John and Sam, their young lawyer (Amanda). Their journey is riddled with problems and laughs as you’d expect. 

Comical moments are non-stop in this film, I must mention in particular, a very funny homage to Jurassic park when they stumble onto a marijuana farm … Look out for that bit! The banter back and forth between John and Ted is slick, hilariously disgusting and awesome as ever. If you’re easily offended by such humour, no offence but stay at home.  

I’ve read other reviews that said there are too many jokes and not enough actually happening in the narrative which I disagree with, there’s a healthy selection of both. Check out the clips at the bottom of the review, it shows a few of the many comical parts of the film. 

At first I was saddened that Mila wasn’t to make a return to this sequel, but Amanda along with My love Morgan Freeman and cameos from other stars such as Liam Neeson and Tom Brady make up for it. Amanda was rather amusing whilst still being as cute as she is. Morgan Freeman is Morgan Freeman, I need not say any more about that. Liam Neeson’s brief cameo made me chuckle but I did notice other cinema viewers did not as much, Tom Brady’s storyline in the film is rather messed up yet side-splitting. 

I liked that this sequel had more of a narrative, Ted basically loses his whole life by being deemed a piece of property and fights to be seen as a person which added a bit of drama and can be very relatable to moments in history.  

The actual filming and editing of the movie cannot be faulted if you’re looking for a technical review and the sound track is emotive, bright and rather comic in itself.  

I like that Seth likes to push boundaries with his humour and tackles things that are messed up in today’s society through comedy, like he does in his other work such as Family Guy. My favourite part of the film is a character called Joy played by Cocoa Brown, she works at the grocery store with Ted and Tammy-Lynn and is pure genius. 

I do feel though that some parts could have been gone into further and were rushed, for example at the end, Ted’s case gets re-opened in court where they decide whether he’s a person or property. It’s brushed past rather quickly. But at the same time I understand that it’s a movie, not everything can be shown in real time other wise I’d be an old woman by the time I left the cinema. There are a few other examples of this that I noticed but wont go into but this is why I rated it an 8.5.  

A lot of people will try and compare it to the first film, which I get, but I’d say don’t. Yes it’s the same characters bla bla bla but it’s years in the future with changing times. I will say it is very similar to the first in many ways but also different, it’s its own film. I think people should go and view it with the mindset that I did – it’s a comedy, you’re there to laugh, so enjoy it. Some of you will love it like I did and some of you will hate it; but each to their own opinion. 

After so much reading, here are some visuals: 

A trailer which shows many comical parts from the film: 

 

and some inside clips:

 

I hope my sorta rambling review gives you an idea as to whether you’d like to go see it or not and if you do … let me know what you think of it! 

Izzy