Friday, 18 July 2014

The Thin White Dude's Movie Of The Month: June 2014 - Edge Of Tomorrow

Edge Of Tomorrow might not be a masterpiece, but it ain't too far off it! Alongside The Dark Knight Rises and Pacific Rim, it's one the most consistently entertaining and engaging summer blockbusters of the past few years. It does so many things right, with terrific lead performances from Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, an extraordinarily well-established mise en scene (from a design standpoint, the film is leaps and bounds ahead of the pack), stunts and visual effects getting across the outright chaos of war, strong cinematography and editing, ingenious use of the central concept, a solid score and tactful direction by Doug Liman, that what it does wrong can oftentimes be excused.

The Thin White Dude's Prognosis - 8.6/10

Runner-Up: X-Men: Days Of Future Past - James McAvoy's delivers another great performances, Singer's return to the helm is more than welcome; overall, a very enjoyable action-packed experience.

Second-Most Deadly Disease: A Million Ways To Die In The West - A misfire on the part of Seth MacFarlane, who despite a few good ideas, fails to ignite with a second-rate Woody Allen by way of Jimmy Stewart routine.

Avoid Like The Plague: God's Not Dead - "Characterisation by caricature," nothing this dull and poxy deserves to capture anyone's time and attention. 

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