Monday, 5 December 2016

DVD Roundup: damaged goods edition

Well, what can you say about Suicide Squad that hasn't already been said? What was hyped as an antidote to the "goody-goody" superhero movies instead turned out to a stale mess. Doubtful of itself before the movie even gets into it, the tone never stays consistent, the soundtrack is distracting, an the plot is plainly boring. You may want to watch this just to see what the fuss is about, but don't say we didn't warn you. Listen to our podcast review in the player below.

Absolutely Fabulous finally had its big screen debut this year, which was last shown in 2012. This time, the inebriated duo manage to push Kate Moss into the Thames, and find themselves hiding out in the French Riviera. For those that loved the original TV series, Edina and Patsy may not be making the best movie, but they'll be enjoying the ride anyway.

Disney plough on with their live action re-imagining of all their old animated films, and this year saw the turn of the 1977 classic Pete's Dragon. While not as popular as Disney's other live action remakes, like Maleficent, but still manages to be an amiable family flick with a brilliant fluffy green dragon.

When I saw the trailer for Nerve, I immediately thought that playing the online daring game that's the basis of the film was a bad idea. I mean, how dumb do you have to be to entrust yourself to online strangers, and also think they'll be kind to you. Still, there has to be films out there looking at the age of the internet from the perspective of millennials. We can't all be Adele using landlines.

Netflix's Marvel series have proved to be worthwhile watching, with Daredevil and Luke Cage being popular, but Jessica Jones was something different. With Krysten Ritter playing Jones, an ex-superhero suffering from PTSD, and David Tennant playing the Purple Man, one of the best Marvel villains committed to screen. Read Richee's review of season one here.

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