Welcome to this week’s roundup, the majority of films we have for you are “comedies” we see the return of a British comedy genius, a couple of big budget sequels and a 50’s remake of an American kids TV series.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Alan Partridge is back and this time on the big screen, Alan has seen many highs and lows, well mostly lows in his life such as responsible for killing a guest on live TV, a nervous breakdown, a self-published booked which was actually recalled and pulped, However Alpha Papa follows Alan as he experience the very rare occurrence of a major high. Alan is called in to North Norfolk Digital Radio to help negotiate a potentially violent and dangerous situation which could very well be the making of his career.
This British comedy TV spin off promises to hold all the comedy gold gems we know and love from the series, Starring Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge and most of the same cast from the original series, it’s guaranteed to give us all a few belly laughs but be warned if you’re not familiar with the series it does have an acquired taste in comedy.
See If You Liked: In The Loop, Four Lions.
Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters a fantasy adventure based on the best selling series of novals by Rick Riordan. Being the son of Poseidon, Percy has many journeys to take in order to fulfil his destiny; this journey see’s him teaming up with his demigod friends to find the Golden Fleece which has the power to save their home and training ground.
Being a sequel, it has a hard job in living up to the first film; the visuals may wow you, but will this adaptation please the fans of the books? Packed with a huge number of characters that weigh down the storyline, you could find it messy and chaotic. High expectations of an entertaining watch should be left at home.
See if You Liked: Percy Jackson and the lightening thief, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Grown Ups 2
Buddy comedy film Grown Ups is back, this sequel is based 3 years after the original and see’s Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler) decide to move his family back to Connecticut, where him and his friends Eric (Kevin James), Kurt (Chris Rock) and Marcus (David Spade) all grew up. This little adventure has the grownups being the ones that learn new lessons, and from there kids on a day full of surprises, the kind of surprises you find on the last day of school. It’s now time for these guys to accept that their kids are finally growing up.
With the line-up of comedy styled actors it’s pretty predictable to guess what type of childish, humour will great us. This film has actually been completely panned by the critics for being plot less and lazy. Could this be one of those films that should have gone straight to DVD?
See If You Liked: Grown Ups, Happy Gilmore.
The Lone Ranger
Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold stories that changed John Reid, a very straight laced wimp of a law man into a legend of peace and justice. Tonto (Depp) and John Reid (Armie Hammer) are kind of thrown together when after an ambush by the notorious Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) and his men goes horrible wrong, John’s brother and most of the other Texas Rangers are dead and John presumed dead when Tonto encounters the scene. Out of respect he buries the men thinking John is dead he gets a surprise when he actually isn’t. The rest of the story see’s the two of these unlikely heroes learning how to work together despite their constant bickering to fight against greed and corruption.
The makers of The Pirates of the Caribbean may have pulled out the big budgets and got some big named actors on board, but this has major disappoint written all over it.
Full review here http://www.flavourmag.co.uk/review-the-lone-ranger/
See If You Liked: The Pirates of the Caribbean.
MY PICK OF THE WEEK: ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA.