Film critic who hasn't seen Gone With The Wind, but has watched at least 10 Pokémon movies. Go figure.
In a trilogy which had Urak-hai's born from mucky sacs, constant close-ups on a pus-faced orc, and so many decapitations, it's curious how the most gross element is Denethor eating his dinner.
From the unsettling opening detailing Gollum's origin to the earned emotional farewells, this is a masterful way to close one of the best film trilogies I have seen. The focus may be more on set-pieces and giant scale battles, but it does not forget character amidst these impressive…
War has come to Middle Earth, and it is a jaw-dropping thing to witness unfold on the big screen. This middle chapter of the trilogy puts the separated fellowship on differing paths, each combating the forces of Sauron in their own way, and this is best exemplified through the jaw-dropping depiction of the battle of Helm's Deep. There is also the introduction of Middle Earth icon, Gollum, as masterfully depicted by the Laurence Olivier of mo-cap performances, Andy Serkis. The runtime was felt in some places, but this remains another exceptional entry which Peter Jackson brings alive so fantastically.
Danny Boyle delivers a brilliant central premise that feels well thought out and fully realized, with the cast giving great performances for their good characters. However, the final act feels like it's been taken from an entirely different film and some of the characters could've done with a bit more development.
This minute long short is another entry into the 75th celebration of Batman. It makes for a great visual to see Terry McGinnis facing Batman, and pays homage to much of The Dark Knight's history, but the VERY short length really hurts it, as it leaves you clamouring for much more.