Rise Of The Guardians is a technically impressive piece of work from the folks at DreamWorks who brought you the spectacular How To Train Your Dragon. It really is quite lovely to watch. Unfortunately, this is where we must get off the positivity train and enter the dark and rotting sled that is everything else about this film. The plot, the characters, the story – all must obey the cardinal rule of a kids film: Don’t be boring. It is a rule that Rise Of The Guardians breaks with aplomb.
We’re Hungary for this one. Damn you Monday!
Joe Wright injects new life into the period drama format with this lavish adaptation of Tolstoy’s cherished novel. Anna Karenina is a lush, tantalising spectacle which features compelling performances from its leads, Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, but doesn’t quite hit the mark when it comes to plumbing the emotional depths of its tragic story.
How did we get here in life? What paths did we take to end up where we are and what important decisions did we make along the way? These are the big questions that 360 asks you but then sadly fails to reach any sort of conclusion. Based on Arthur Schnitzler’s shagathon play La Ronde, 360 feels like a more serious version of Love Actually but instead the writer has got a sneaking suspicion that sex actually is all around.
Depp? Anderson? Together? Oooh this should be good.