Ghostbusters: Afterlife review

I went into the cinema not knowing what to expect or see. I am a big fan of the first two movies, but the reboot with the girl only squad, was in my view pathetic. This latest edition to the franchise was a welcome addition.

I found all the characters are much easier to welcome into the series. Each one has their own quirks and I kind of like that. McKenna Grace who played Phoebe Spengler reminded me at times of the character Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory.

The film really is a continuation of the very first film, we head all the way back to a demonic mythology where the world is doomed. The story builds well, the characters are well connected and there are a number of Easter eggs thrown in which connect both the previous films and where some of the older characters ended up.

Then the film ended and fell flat for me, I was hoping for something a bit more akin to a party, feel good moment like the previous films. But it didn’t stop there as the director had taken in a tip from the Marvel franchise by throwing in a mid-credits sequence and an after credits sequence… I wonder what will happen with that final blinking red light…

4 out of 5.

Dexter: New Blood first episode review

We find Dexter living in a very cold northern American town, where it turns out he knows this small community. Although he seems to be suffering still from some sort of PTSD, delusions he does seem to be managing to live a normal life. However, it went downhill for him when the rich spoilt kid returns.

I do recommend to understand some points of the show you really need to watch the original series.

The setting, the ambiance, there is some mystery here and a few quandaries thrown in. Dexter already has a love interest with a police woman, will this come in handy or can it be a hinderance? 

The rich kid turns out to have all that disgusts Dexter and he turns to what he knows to do best. Make people disappear! 

His son also turns up, at first, he turns him away then goes to him at the end. How this will play out remains to be seen.

The original show I thought was a master-piece into mental health. Although somewhat healed, it remains to see how f**cked up Dexter and this show is going to get. I am enjoyed the original, I can cope with some gore as long as it’s not too much. I do feel if you saw and enjoyed the previous incarnation you will like this one.

Eternals film review

The film starts off with the Eternals going to Earth and saving the evolutionary human race. It turns out there are far greater evils yet again and even bigger villains. Certain elements feel cliché, it was fighting then calm…

Rather boring calm, the backing sound track of the movie really wasn’t that great and didn’t elevate it one bit. 

I liked seeing my hometown of London, and every part they filmed I knew exactly where they were as I had been to those parts of London. However, I thought it extremely odd why there was a classroom in the National History Museum! That were we meet Kit Harington (from Game of Thrones) who has a small role in this movie. Seems a waste…

Then we are off on an adventure, or not so much of one.

There are good parts to the film, but it felt patchy. Hero’s, anti-hero’s it all felt a blur. The acting at times I thought was dreadful. The worse being Angelina Jolie who played Thena, who was cold, emotionless and boring! Even anger is an emotion and I didn’t feel any real anger in the film.

A lot of the Marvel films have rewatch value. I can’t say the same for this.

2.5 out of 5.

Squid Games first episode review

I wanted to know what all the hype was, but I don’t think I could take this type of show.

My character is very anti-gambling and this appears to be the first episode in a nut shell. Gambling is a curse, it gets you into trouble, in debt and tears your family apart. This happens to the main character, starting off talking about his family already torn apart by his addiction. He then goes bets on the horse, he does get lucky, get robbed, the gangsters are after him.

Shit just continues to happen and when he goes to get onto a train he simply falls into another trap. This time to a smartly dress gentleman who has a brief case of money and some strange game. The trap just continues, how can the main character be so stupid, he must be desperate to be that stupid.

The last part of the episode is just a gore-fest. You either like that type of television or you don’t. This is where I felt sick! I’ve never liked horror, or zombie films. I like the movie Interview with the Vampire. However, seeing people get shot to bits… No, this isn’t for me.

They basically just put all these gamblers, desperate people into a great big box room to play a sick game and shoot them all to death. How is this TV, I didn’t understand the concept and I frankly refuse to continue watching any more.