Thursday, 4 January 2018

FILMS REVIEWED OF THE BLOG 2017


FILMS REVIEWED ON THE BLOG 2017



We've had our podcasts listing the top ten and bottom ten films of the year, but we've also reviewed a bunch of films on the blog this year. Below we list the films, from lowest score to highest, and make sure to click on the films title to get the full review.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

2/10

There was a lot of polarising views for the latest Star Wars film, and guest blogger Steven definitely had beef with the film. While Richee and I had less of a problem with the film, even enjoyed it, we can't help but agree with some of the points Steven brings up here.



WAR MACHINE

3/10

Wow, how many forgettable films has Netflix put out this year? And how many of them have starred huge celebrities like Brad Pitt? A lethargic film that meanders its way through its run time, War Machine is a bit of a disappointment.



BOTTOM OF THE WORLD

3/10


What's worse then a boring film? A smug boring film. Bottom of the World was touted as being Lynchian, but it really isn't, and thinks itself more clever then it really is.




SANDY WEXLER

3/10

Another Adam Sandler film made the rounds on Netflix, and there's only going to be more of them. Sandy Wexler is another boring, self-serving, predictable film chock-a-block with Sandler's cronies.




SEOUL STATION

3/10

From one of our highest rated films of the year, Train to Busan, came this lacklustre sequel, and Seoul Station contains none of the tragedy, heartbreak and characterisation that made the aforementioned film so good.




THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)

3/10

Woah, another Adam Sandler Netflix film? This one is full of unlikeable characters, boring subplots, but uplifted only slightly by the quality acting of its cast.




TEMPLE

3/10

The world really doesn't need another low-budget, low-effort horror film, but here we are. Cliched characters and poor quality script, as well as a shallow understanding of its Japanese monster, lets Temple down.




MINDHORN

5/10

I was really looking forward to this quirky British comedy, but was slightly perplexed by the resulting film. Expected a cop caper, Mindhorn is much more of a comic-tragedy of a failing TV star, but one still full of entertaining sequences.



BRIGHT

5/10

Lord of the Rings in modern day America? Maybe not, but Bright takes an interesting idea and doesn't really run with it, leaning more on its action set pieces then convincing world building.




7 DAYS IN HELL

6/10

Making a mockery of laboriously long British sporting events, 7 Days in Hell sees Kit Harington and Andy Samburg play tennis stars whose match last, you guessed it, seven days, becoming more and more absurd the longer it goes on.




HEADSHOT

6/10

Headshot sees The Raid's Iko Uwais star as an amnesiac, who ends up getting in a lot of fights as he regains his memories. While the plot may of been down before, its still and entertaining action film.




LITTLE EVIL

6/10

Another mediocre Netflix original, Little Evil takes a comedic approach to The Omen, and is enough to satisfy a couple of spare hours in your life.





THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE

6/10

While nowhere near the heights of The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie, Ninjago still provides an entertaining watch, if only relying a little too much on character cliches.




EL CAMINO CHRISTMAS

6/10

If you like your Christmas movies to have nothing to do with Christmas, then this Netflix exclusive is for you.





BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

6/10

While visually impressive, Disney's big budget remake of their 90s classic was just that, pretty much an exact remake of the original. Definitely a watch though for all you Disney-die hards.




DEATH NOTE

7/10

Controversial time now. While many people hated this live-action remake, Richee actually didn't mind it. Mind you, he didn't much like the anime, so take that as you will.




1922

7/10

Its been a bumper year for Stephen King adaptations, and Netflix came out with the dark 1922, where a farmers love of job leads him to loose almost everything else in his life.




I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE

7/10

This dark comedy followers a woman trying to secure back her stolen laptop, and provides us with the truth that frankly, everybody is an arsehole.





THE FOREIGNER

7/10

Jackie Chan is back and he's fighting the terrorists that killed his daughter. Morose, but with interesting characterisation.





THE LOVE WITCH

7/10

While some people may dislike the vintage style of this films, especially down to the slightly unnatural style of acting, The Love Witch had some interesting things to say through its flawed protagonist.




THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

7/10

While the whole Battle Royale theme has been done to death, The Belko Experiment managed to put an interesting corporate spin to it. Its just a shame that we'll have to wait for the second him to get all the answers.




JESUS, BRO!

8/10

Our highest rated film on the blog is courtesy of a retrospective scoring from Leigh, who helped to fund the Kickstarter so they could watch this film. Scored a zero dove rating out of five from the Christian film rating website Dove.org because it, amongst other things, a man's shoulders are seen in the bathtub.

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