Joyous. That's the best way to describe the purposefully over the top, kinetic and frequently hilarious LEGO Movie - a love letter to the universally loved toys on one hand that manages to tap into several generations' worth of nostalgia (although arguably any children of the 80s will get the most kicks here) whilst delivering one of the most visually striking and note-perfect renditions of how a movie built out of LEGO should look.
Yes, it's mainly CGI, but the…
As an affirmed VM fan back in the day, it'd be easy to get wrapped up in too much of the same nostalgic glee that propelled me through seven or so cinema screenings of 'Serenity' when it comes to 'Veronica Mars' - a whip-smart murder mystery straddling teenage high school drama despite the familiar cast now all being almost ten years older.
As it stands, 'Veronica Mars' is a pretty good noirish whodunnit, that is enjoyable even if you never…
Dear oh dear. I imagine if I'd gone to one of the teenage writers on my website and said 'write me a Wolverine movie and make it SUPER AWESOME!' then this would have been the result. A mess from start to finish - woeful dialogue, badly-plotted action sequences, the kinds of acting I might expect to find at a zombie convention after happy hour, and the most underused set of great X-universe characters since... well, this film.
See, they set…