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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
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A quality start to the franchise. I say start, I guess that depends on the (seemingly) controversial way of watching these films - I've decided on release order, so it's the beginning for me anyway. I've heard a lot about <em>'Star Wars'</em> so I am expecting big things, this didn't disappoint whatsoever. I unquestionably enjoyed this! If I didn't know this was released in 1977 I would never have guessed, it still holds up astonishingly well. The special effects are spectacular for the va

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
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Arguably the weakest (comparably) of the original trilogy, yet <em>'Return of the Jedi'</em> is still an excellent film! Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher remain a thoroughly enjoyable trio. I did find parts of the plot a little similar to 1977's <em>'Star Wars'</em>, due to the Death Star stuff, but overall I unquestionably enjoyed the 135 minutes. The score is great again, while the new bunch of characters are cool. There are some memorable moments in there, as we see the firs

Face/Off
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A quality all-out action film! <em>'Face/Off'</em> isn't one that'll stick out in my memory as something deep meaning, incredibly written or anything of the sort. However, as an action film it's superb. There's barely a chance to rethink what you've just seen due to the prevalent and manic nature of onscreen events. You also have fascinating performances from the two leads. Nicolas Cage and John Travolta are awesome in this. I won't spoil the plot, but all I will say is that those two brin

Black Panther
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Enjoyed that! <em>'Black Panther'</em>, the 18th MCU film, is very good. I really like the world building of Wakanda, as well as the cinematography and costume design. The cast are, as expected, excellent as well. Chadwick Boseman is terrific as T'Challa, as I knew he would be based on the glimpse we see of him in 2016's <em>'Captain America: Civil War'</em>. He is the best actor here, but Danai Gurira runs him close. I'm a huge fan of Gurira's due to her performances in <em>'The Walking D

Good Morning, Vietnam
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Good, if a little underwhelming. Robin Williams (Adrian) is in strong form, while it's amusing to see a less experienced Forest Whitaker (Edward) in a rather dorky role. 'Good Morning, Vietnam' all makes for satisfactory viewing thanks to Mr. Williams' humour, even if I didn't have a great deal of interest in the plot et al.

Iron Man 3
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Very good. <em>'Iron Man 3'</em> offers an entertaining 130 minutes. I enjoyed seeing the plot unfold, it isn't anything revolutionarily fresh but it's done in a way that's interesting to watch. The score and effects are great. Robert Downey Jr. continues to be a lot of fun as the lead, while Don Cheadle is more enjoyable than he is in <em>'Iron Man 2'</em>. Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley are good to watch too, the latter amused me more than I thought he would. I'd rank this higher than th

Iron Man
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My first taste of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A great start! I absolutely enjoyed seeing <em>'Iron Man'</em>. Robert Downey Jr. is terrific as the titular character, who is a blast to watch throughout - love the design! The plot is very entertaining, I like how it tells the story; simply, but very effectively. Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, meanwhile, all add to the film with good performances. The special effects are very neat, as are all the action sequences. I wil

Iron Man 2
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<em>'Iron Man 2'</em> is good, nothing special, but good. Robert Downey Jr. is just as entertaining in the lead role, while the specials efforts are again pleasing. The score, which I found slightly lacking in <em>'Iron Man'</em>, is improved. The plot isn't as interesting, or all that creative, but it's done well enough that I didn't ever feel bored; though some of the pacing is off. I like Don Cheadle so it's good to see him come in, even if his character is rather forgettable. Scarlett

Pocahontas
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Good offering from Disney. <em>'Pocahontas'</em> is an enjoyable flick from 1995. The animation is lovely, while the voice cast each do fine jobs. The premise raises noteworthy thoughts regarding British colonisation. It isn't perfect and isn't in-depth by any means, but I like what the film takes on. Irene Bedard does well in the lead role, while the seemingly ever topical Mel Gibson supports ably. It's also interesting to hear a young Christian Bale involved as Thomas. Billy Connolly app

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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Magnificent! A great start to the franchise. <em>'The Lord of the Rings'</em> is yet another film series that I am incredibly late to viewing, at least I've finally got around to it... albeit almost twenty years on from this film's release. <em>'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'</em> is delightful. I never know what to expect from a film that goes on for nearly three hours, the pacing has to be near perfection for it to work - and boy does it here. The run time flew by, wh