Monday, 17 September 2018

DVD Roundup: I'm Batman edition

Following hot on the heels of the wildly successful Deadpool, the imaginatively named sequel Deadpool 2 provides us with all that you liked from the first film, with not much extra on top of it. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun and funny movie, but it doesn't push itself in the same way the first movie did. Saying that, there is one scene with the X-Force that is definitely worth the price of admission. Check out our full review in the player below.

Based on the book by Atonement author Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach tells the story of a young newly wed couple who are apprehensive about the consummation of their marriage and the losing of their virginities. Focusing on emotion, this looks like it could be a touching and visually attractive film, but unfortunately has come under pressure for being too talky and falling a bit flat.

Now this looks like an interesting movie. Iceman, originally called Der Mann aus dem Eis (Man of the Ice) supposes the history of Ötzi, a 5000 year old mummified body that was found on the Ötztal Alps in 1991. Speaking unsubtitled early Rhetian, we are left as an audience to try and comprehend this man's story from as incomprehensible a stance as the archeologists that study the original body; we can get a good idea, but we can never truly know. While maybe not the most action packed movie, Iceman looks to be a good mediation on the nature of history and our yearning to understand it.

When I first saw the trailer for Breaking In, I thought maybe this could be interesting; a flip of old home invasion style of movies, where the victim twists fate to become the victor against those that disrupt their life (a little bit like You're Next). However, instead of trying to transform the genre, Breaking In sunk into it's cliche's, making its 88 minutes seem very long.

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