Monday, 4 December 2017

DVD Roundup: "I'm my own bitch now!" edition

Ah, Atomic Blonde. We had some expectations of you. Maybe give some dignity to another lacklustre Hollywood summer, but no. Atomic Blonde is just a really load 80's mix-tape with gratuitous shots of Charlize Theron and some pretty bad story telling. The main character may not show some emotion, but we definitely showed some anger at the end of this film. Listen to our full podcast review in the player below.

I'm not a fan of the bawdy comedy that focuses more on unnecessary destruction and binge drinking instead of, you know, jokes. However, despite the lazy concept, Girls Trip stands out from the crowd by being an ultimately optimistic movie, greatly helped by the honest chemistry between its four leads. If you like this type of film, the Girls Trip may become a new favourite.

While we are big fans of the original 1954 version of Godzilla here at His and Hers HQ, the American remakes are slightly less favourable. The 2014 version was good, but focused to much on Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the less said about the 1998 version the better, and now we have a whole cinematic universe to contend with as Godzilla teams up with King Kong. Still, Toho, the original creators of Godzilla, have come out with their third incarnation of the giant lizard to rival the Hollywood versions. While not delving into the emotional depths of the original movie, Shin Godzilla is a must for any kaiju fan, especially if you want to see him wreak his native land.

Based on the popular set of books by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants is a high adventure of two friends who convince their mean principal that he's the titular hero, and also loads of fart noises. With some charming animation and silly jokes, this may be for the younger kids out there, but lets not pretend that puerile humour can't sometimes be funny.

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