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I'm a 16 year old male who has an interest in films and regularly go to see the latest films

First Class Action


1st June saw the release of X-men: First Class, the prequel to the previous films. It starred James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr respectively. The film also shows the progress of Erik’s anger and the eventual lead to his and Charles separation, it also shows how Charles ended up being paralysed.

At a German concentration camps in Poland in 1944, Erik Lehnsherr bends a metal gate with his mind when he is separated from his parents. In a New York mansion, you telepath Charles Xavier meets homeless shape-shifter Raven.

In 1962, Charles Starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lehnsherr, his best friends… and future nemesis.

X-men first class is an action-packed, tense and well-formulated movie which answers questions from the previous films, how did Charles end up in a wheelchair? What happened betweens Charles and Erik? First Class answers these questions and more as the film progresses, we even see a cameo appearance from Wolverine.

An amazing action-packed film with a very good plot, well worth a watch and a film you will never forget and a great way to show the origins of the 2 iconic characters.


Feeling Blue?


Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation have announced a Global Smurfs Day to celebrate the birthday of creator Peyo on June 25th and also to promote The Smurfs, in cinemas July 29th in America and 10th August in the UK.  They willtry to break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Smurfs with a 24-hour period at multiple venues.


New Super 8 Video teases monster

Super 8 takes place in the summer of 1979 where a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie. Soon they suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

Super 8 will be released in the UK on Friday 15th August 2011.


Insidious- is IT haunting you?

Insidious, is it as scary as it sounds? The answer is yes, the trailer shows some terrifying bits, but this is nothing compared to the terror of the film, James Wan does not disappoint, making you jump when you least expect it. Renai and Josh Lambert have moved into a new house with twins, Dalton and Foster and their baby sister. When Dalton is later playing, he hears noise in the attic, he climbs an old ladder to turn on the light, when it breaks and falls. The next morning, Josh goes to wake up Dalton, but he doesn’t move, he is rushed to hospital, where they find out that he is in an unexplained coma, he is later bought home where Josh and Renai can look after him. Over the next few days, disturbing events begin to occur, things move and voices are heard. They call in Elise, who deals in paranormal activity, they search the house and Elise sees something on the ceiling, described as a demonic figure, with a red face, claws and hooves, and as the film progresses, so does the activity. The film includes humour, have you seen a boy from the 1940’s dance to a record, me neither. And did you notice the boy before that part? Hmm, didn’t think so. The plot is very fluid until the ending, which could be seen as far-fetched but still leads to an exciting finish. An enjoyable experience for all you movie-goers and fans of saw, could there be an 8th film, maybe the one time the sound of a chalkboard could be enjoyable.

The film was very good, I think the best part was the mystery and suspense throughout the film, why was he in a coma? What is happening in the house? These things lead to a tense atmosphere in the audience, when I saw it, the whole audience were jumping at the right parts and laughing at the humorous parts, this makes the film enjoyable and interesting, whereas as we all know, having people talking during the film can ruin the whole experience. I think that the idea of the person being haunted is a concept that has exceeded the successes of the exorcist and the sixth sense and may be the best film of this type of horror.

The only bad that the ending seems very far-fetched, I have yet to see anyone who can leave their body behind while they sleep and then get it taken over by an old lady, it all sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? I would also say that the introduction to the film needs to be tweaked as watching it says to me ‘cheesy, tv-made film’
Overall, the film has exceeded all expectations and has satisfied all areas, comedy, horror, suspense, mystery and action. The ideas that have been included in this film have helped accelerate the horror industry into new levels. Also, the main villian has an uncanny resemblance to a young Darth Maul with hair.


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