Where Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows story was definitely designed to set the scene and place all the pieces of the tale in place, Part 2 is the finale. To say that this movie is one large set-piece may be … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Review
It would have been easy for the Harry Potter movies to be content with repeating some of the better moments of the first movie and not developing the story too much but even with their first sequel, the movie feels … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Review
From the moment the movie begins you can sense the “magic” of the world of Harry Potter. It is a credit to JK Rowling that she is able to create such an imaginative place and then for director Chris Columbus to … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) Review
Warner Brothers must be rubbing their hands together with glee. They have successfully launched a prequel series for their most lucrative franchise and whatsmore (whisper it) this could actually be better than Harry Potter. That is because there is a freedom to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that the Harry Potter series lacked. There felt like a “tick-box” of different moments and elements that Harry Potter movies had to feature but this is a series with no prior book to restrict it (apart from the “textbook” written by JK Rowling which gives the movie it’s name and main character). … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review
To start let’s make something perfectly clear: This is not a political post! Nor is it me hating on America, a country I have a lot of time and respect for. This is a post about the movies, or in particular … Continue reading How do the rest of the world feel when America saves them?