TV Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (Pilot) | Engaging but a little slow

Review:

For the past couple of months, I’ve been working toward something else. So books, Tv Shows and movie reviews have not been more of a priority to me. I read a little less, don’t have much time for series and films but I watched this pilot.

I wasn’t sure about reading the book that the show is based on but after watching this pilot I’m very intrigued. The intro to the series is starking, with Ejiofor’s voiceover paired with images of his character’s arrival on Earth was beautiful. It was also useful to see where he ends up since the show starts from where he started, because the episode does drag a little at time. Because it’s very anchored in the mundane – for a alien-on-earth TV series – so the anticipation I felt to see the extraordinary side of things made some of these mundane parts a bit…boring or maybe more acurately slow.

However the cast is excellent, they make give the slower moments some gravitas, they also make the plot so engaging. Overall this pilot grabbed so I’ll be watching.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

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No Time to Die | Not The Woke Fest Some Say It Has Become

The fifth and final Daniel Craig 007 movie, No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is spy thriller we were all waiting for. Craig led the franchise as the notorious James Bond for 15 years, he has the longest tenure held by an actor in the Bond movie franchise. This time around, the iconic agent is joined onscreen by Lashana Lynch, Ana de ArmasRami Malek and Billy Magnussen.

Premise: James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Review: My excitement for this movie seriously waned, when it wasn’t very high to begin with. Between Spectre that wasn’t very inspiring and the long wait, I went to see this film for something to do knowing that I would probably write about it. I’ve seen this movie on Tuesday and delayed writing this review because this movie failed to excite me despite being a good movie that managed to make shed a few tears.

The story is really engaging and connects all of Craig’s films in a clever way, this movie is influenced by the previous ones. If like me the other movies are not fresh in your mind there might be a bit of a disconnect but it takes little away from action and drama. There’s a lot of incredible action scenes, which compliments the directing and cinematography very well, while highlighting the ingenuity of the stunts. The dramatic moments are good and refreshing for a Bond film, it’s a bit more emotional, which I liked.
However, I have two main nitpicks with this movie, one is about the vilain and the age difference that is hinted at between Swan and Safin, I’m sorry it doesn’t work there’s no way he’s much older; the other one is about the weapon that Safin has, I feel like there was another solution to that problem. I won’t say more because that might be considered a spoiler.

As for the cast, they’re amazing in this movie. I enjoyed seeing the returning cast, it made me want to see more of them, I wouldn’t be opposed to a mini-series on Q (Ben Whishaw). Lynch is kickass as a 00 agent, de Armas and Magnussen have small roles but they’re far more memorable than Malek who is criminally underused.

No Time To Die is a solid spy thriller that really feels like the end of an era. It’s not the woke fest some might like to say it has become because Bond is not F’ing multiple woman instead on focusing on the threat at hand.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage | Trailer 2

Venom: Let There Be Carnage follows investigative journalist Eddie Brock’s life as he adjust to living with super-human abilities thanks to being the host of the alien symbiote Venom.

  • Writers: Kelley Marcel (Screenplay), Tom Hardy (Story)
  • Directors: Andy Serkis
  • Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Stephen Graham, Woody Harrelson, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott

I knew that the Woody Harrelson was a great choice for Cassidy but the little we see of him here coupled with the first trailer makes me even more excited to see him in the role. As for Hardy, he’s even better in the role, funnier. The movie looks great.

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Spectre | Trailer 2

Reation: Wouah, I was blown away by the trailer. The movie looks amazing, there’s a lot of action and a dash of mystery in the trailer alone. The action scenes look impressive and

great. The trailer doesn’t give too much away about the storyline. It looks action pack and dramatic, I can’t wait to see it, what about you?

007 Spectre |

007 Spectre We’ve all grown up with this franchise but Ian Fleming’s characters haven’t lost their flavor overtime and after the sucess Skyfall had it made only sense that we’d get another one by Sam Mendes. 

If you’re familiar with the Bond film franchise or book series you’ll know that Spectre refers to the criminal organisation Bond villain Ernst Stravo Blofeld runned. James Bond already encountered this foe in six previous movie installments, from the early 60s to the early 80s, and the supervillain had been portrayed by four actors.

Knowing all this I could have worried that yet again another representation of Blofeld is to come but he’s such an iconic character that it might just work and then I look at the cast and relax.

The cast is full with talent actors such Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter), of course Daniel Craig and my personal favorite Ben Whishaw (Paddington). The newcomers are the add bonus of the bunch, Léa Seydoux (Inglorious Basterds), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Christopher Waltz (Django) and Monica Bellucci (Matrix) and we’ve got to see the Aston Martin DB10.

Are you excited about the movie?