Saturday, 27 August 2016

Eden Lake (2008)

If you liked Straw Dogs or even the remake this movie will delight you. A "hoodies film" be scared of the Yobs. Between this and Harry Brown I am just crossing England off of my destinations.  This directoral debut by James Watkins maintained extrodinary tension and kept the ball rolling till the final seconds.

Micheal Fassbender is the lead and his lovely lady is Kelly Rielly who I did not recongnize despite her impressive list of credits including Flight and two Sherlock Holmes movies. Also notatable Jack O'Connell as the bad bad boy.

I am not a huge fan of this genre, but this was well done and gracefully gory.
Everybody liked this movie. RT gave it 80%.
I agree

4 Bloody good stars

Bastille Day (2016)

A whole baguette of good movie. Count me as now considering Idris Elba as a potential James Bond. I still think Bond should be a white Scottish Person but if we must be politically correct then why not Idris. Cant wait to see Johnny Depp play Nelson Mandela.:)

 Attention Hollywood, Iris is 43 make him crank out at least two action films a year. I also loved the co star Rob Stark of GOT fame. Another great choice to be the new Bond. And the winsome Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon was charming as the  pastsy revolutionary next door.

The real star was James Watkins (will have to watch Eden Lake now) who wrote and directed this genre blending mover. Its a story told a thousand times but with some real nice twists and great pace and charm.

Rotten Tomatoes was totally sacre bleu 50%. This was the best movie I have seen so far this year. Its sad it did not pull a Taken at the box office bringing in a mere $10 million, damm those subtitles. Never release a movie in America with subtitles, who is running those studios anyway? I love subtitles but why have the real thing when you can dumb it down.

4.1 Stars ( I advise you do not watch the trailer)