The Nun (2018) Review

Jump Scares Galore – The Nun Movie Review

Synopsis

The Vatican calls on Father Burke to investigate a suspected suicide in a cloistered Abbey in Romania. With the help of Sister Irene, a sister who is on way to becoming a nun, and Frenchie, a local who found the body, they uncover a dark secret surrounding the Abbey.

Review

The latest instalment in the Conjuring Universe offers another frightening movie, it uses its usual misdirection and slow camera work to give the audience unexpected scares which are hard to do. The film also alludes to previous films in the conjuring universe, as it is the beginning of the conjuring universe as it is set the earliest. Many have said the best scare is shown on the trailer, but I would argue and say this another big scare, along with many others throughout. The Nun/Valak hides in the dark mostly, however, when she does appear she leaves the audience in awe of her demon-like features.

It is overall a freaky film, creating Nuns to be supernatural and mysterious, and subverts the image of Nuns. It has similar features to the exorcist, another religious horror film, as it shows the nun appearing then disappearing in an instance of seeing her. It is not quite as scary, as I suspect the exorcist was during its initial release but The Nun will still give you trouble sleeping.

7/10

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WolfCop Series So Far

Everything You Want in a Horror Comedy Movie – WolfCop Review

Move over Robocop, WolfCop is in town. WolfCop stars Leo Farfard as Sergeant Lou who ultimately becomes a Wolf who is also a cop. Wolfcop goes on to protect the small town of Woodhaven from the occult, such as shapeshifters and evil robotic men.

Synopsis

Wolfcop (2014)

The first instalment of the WolfCop franchise shows how alcoholic and bad policeman Lou becomes the WolfCop. His friend, Willy Higgins phones about occult activity happening behind his gun shop. Lou goes investigates and on the nighttime he blacks out and can not remember what he found in the woods.

His senses have increased massively, however, being able to smell stuff from miles away. It is only when he goes back to his friend Willy that he realises what has happened to him. The night before, while drinking at his local bar, Lou transforms into the toilet and ends up killing three men trying to kill him. There is a lot of skin pulling of and claws through the stomach, it is quite gory. Willy catches him after this by using several tranquiliser darts on him. Lou then realises he transforms into Lycan at night.

Willy and Lou agree to contain him in a cell the next night so he does not go on a rampage. However, this plan fails as Lou infiltrates a drug den, pimps out his car to WolfCop status, stops a robbery and makes wolflove with the local bartender, Jessica. Yeah, he has sex as a wolf. After Wolflove, it is revealed that Jessica is actually a reptilian shapeshifter, along with his best friend Lou and they need wolf blood to continue there shapeshifting ways.

They go to perform the ritual in the woods but Lou is saved by his cop partner Sergeant Tina. WolfCop realises that alcohol makes him stronger and necks a cold one to increase his power and stops the occult killing him for his blood.

Another WolfCop (2018)

WolfCop battles Swallows, a man who wants to create more shapeshifters through the selling of his energy drink, ChickenMilk.

WolfCop is embracing himself as being a WolfCop, cracking down on criminals in Woodhaven. Confiscating an occult members van while as WolfCop, where he finds a box with the real Willy Higgins inside. Willy explaining how he was probed and he kind of enjoyed it.

Further occult activity happens in the strip bar called Fuck Bar, where a robot man kills most of the people inside after someone tells him to give a hand to the strippers. He ends up ripping off the guys hand and throwing it at the strippers. WolfCop shows up and shows him what for but not without sustaining injuries to himself. Willy takes him to his sister, who also believes in the occult. She ends up healing his wounds and showing him he does not a full moon to turn into a wolf, he can use moondust. She knows this because she turns into a wolf also and there is another love-making scene, however, it is Lou making love to the wolfwoman this time.

Swallows is holding a hockey game where he will unleash his army of alien shapeshifters. WolfCop steals the goalies kit, while Willy poses as a referee and Tina as a janitor and infiltrate the plan. WolfCop ends up killing every bad guy in sight, with a little help of sniffing moondust of a scythe and some moonshine. However, Swallows ultimately gets away setting up for a third instalment.

Review

A fun two films that do not take itself to seriously and has some genuine laugh out loud moments. Willy Higgins who is played by Jonathon Cherry is hilarious throughout helping WolfCop to be his most mischievous. He also played the stoner guy in Final Destination 2. He smokes weed with the shapeshifting alien in his body and ruins a romantic moment with sergeant Tina which is pretty funny. There are also great performances from Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind and Sara Miller. Amy Matysio playing the badass cop buddy, Sarah as the temptress barmaid and Sara as heroin in the second film. The soundtrack is also pretty good, Laurence Gowan’s ‘Strange Animal is played during the second Wolf sex scene.

Overall it is just one of them crazy concepts that has to be seen, like who thought yeah let’s make this guy not just a cop but a WolfCop. But it works quite well whoever thought of it. Well worth going out your way to watch for a fun couple of hours.

4.5/5

Teen Titan’s Go! To The Movies Review

All Superheroes really want is their own Superhero Movie

Having watched the Teen Titans on Cartoon Network while growing up, I could not wait for this film to come out. It has had great review and holds a 89% on Rotten Tomatoes which well deserved to its humour and the overall funniness of the film. Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast boy, provide a quirky tale of Robin wanted his own film like the other major superheroes have, such as Batman and Superman. Robin is willing to do anything to get it, with or without the help of his friends. Things become if more complicated with arch-rival of Slade joining the equation.

Review

An amazing film which deserves all the praise it is getting with some catchy music numbers, especially the Upbeat Song. An 80s sounding song with synphy vibes which is super upbeat sang by Michael Bolten, well worth a listen.

Other laugh out loud moments include Stan Lee cameos, first realising it’s a DC film, so being dissappointed he appeared in the film, only later to appear again just because he loves a cameo. Voice acted by the usual suspects such as Tara Strong as Raven, Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Dick Grayson, Hynden Walch as Starfire and Khary Payton as Cyborg. Greg Davis also voices balloon man, along with Nicolas Cage finally being superman and Jimmy Kimmel as Batman.

This is such an enjoyable film that everyone should go out and see.

The First Purge Film Review

How the Purge Began – Would a Purge Work

The fourth instalment of the Purge Franchise shows how The Purge was introduced to America through the arrival of the new President and his official’s ideas to combat crime and population. The idea is there is one official night of the year where this no laws. The film shows the first purge and the controversial success of the experiment due to outside interference. The experiment takes place in a poor community in Staten Island due to the greater chance of people turning on each other for $5000 for just participation in the Purge. Bonuses being on offer if you participate and kill in the Purge. The film revolves around local residents of Staten Island, a drug lord called Dimitri (Y’lan Noel), his ex Nya(Lex Scott Davis) and her brother Isaiah (Joivan Wade).

Synopsis

The NFFA (The New Founding Father of America) have taken over America and set out to test out a new experiment on the people of Staten Island. Staten Island has high employment and crime is at all time high as the place is essentially run by drug lord Dimitri. Persistent protest cannot stop the first Purge taken place, despite all the protests and there begins a 12 hour period where there are no laws. The NFFA watching all of it through droids and broadcasting it around the world. The NFFA willing this experiment to work to implement it on a greater scale to cause unemployment to drop along with crime.

Review – Would a Purge Actually work?

I really like the concept of the Purge as overpopulation is becoming a fear around the world. It resembles Dan Brown’s book Inferno and Marvels Avengers Infinity War in which Thanos wipes out half the earth. It posts the question of Would this actually work? as it shows a slightly dystopian world in which people can release their frustrations freely for one night only. In hindsight, The Purge seems like a great idea, however, it would go on to collapse on itself because of the overall need to kill people. If people did go out and kill people, it would be rival gangs and elderly people. After that I don’t believe the world would turn on each other and kill one another, it would just be a great deal of looting if anything. Rick and Morty also suggest how the concept is just for the poor to kill each other while the rich make money off it as suggested in The Purge: Anarchy as the main character makes money off selling home defence systems.

The film overall is probably the best in the franchise and I like the whole black vs. The white throughout. Dimitri killing loads of white blonde people in the dark, the KKK vs. black gangs and the leader resembling Hitler through the way he is dressed. Its a great film with lots of action in it and continues the Purge being a great film to watch.

Let me know what you thought of the film and would a purge work

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

How Han became Han Solo

With an all-star cast, including Donald Glover from Community, Emilia Clarke who plays Kelesi in Game of Thrones, and rising star of Alden Ehrenreich, Solo: A Star Wars Story offers a thrilling adventure. Seeing it at midnight, here is what I thought of the film.

Synopsis

Han has a dream of owning his very own ship and is willing to steal anything to get it, costing him his first love, Kira. Three years later he finds his soon to be long-term companion Chewbacca who he helps escape from imprisonment so they can find a ship and return to Kira. However, they are recruited by a gang ran by Tobias Beckett, who becomes Han’s mentor and is a well-known smuggler, to help with requiring a highly valuable resource which will make them all rich. When the first attempt goes south, and they return empty-handed to the criminal overlord, Dryden Vos, they quickly create an idea to gather what he wants so Dryden does not kill them. The mission they go on is incredibly dangerous so Dryden sends his lieutenant to help them, Han’s first love Kira. For this mission, they also need a ship which they acquire from a gambler called Lando, Han Solo will later win his ship, the millennium falcon in a bet. They complete this dangerous mission, only for it to reveal that the so-called pirates are the good guys and will use the valuable resource for good. This gives Han a change of heart, deciding to help the pirates and turn on Dryden and Tobias, who double-crosses them. Kira then kills Dryden leaving Han Solo to pursue Tobias and the valuable recourse, only for it to be revealed Kira is in with Darth Maul. Han then kills Tobias and gives the resources to the pirates.

Review (Spoilers)

The Good

Solo: A Star Wars Story offers a great deal of action and introduces all the characters well to the audience and glimpse in how they become the people they do later in the Star Wars Universe. Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) is his arrogant self but he is likeability person because he ultimately has a good heart and him Chewbacca make a great partnership. It was good seeing how they met and how their bond builds between them throughout the film. They have various nice moments like Han letting Chewy help the other Wookies when they’re escaping the mine. Kira (Emilia Clarke) plays the temptress ultimately turning on Solo at the end of the film for her own gain and joining Darth Maul. I don’t think anyone wanted more Darth Maul but he was there. Mira is essentially playing the long game to being the head of an evil association which is headed by Darth Maul. The film is beautifully made and the score is well crafted also, an epic scene being when a giant monster is getting sucked into a massive hole in space. Dryden (Paul Bettany) and Tobias (Woody Harrelson) also play their roles well as they are talented actors.

The Bad

The film could have been much better if it was more of a stand-alone film rather than setting up for another film and it suffers being chronologically the first film to watch in Star Wars because of when it is set. I would’ve much preferred just an epic adventure Han Solo goes on having nothing to do with any of film. I also don’t think Lando (Donald Glover) was used to his full potential in the film, potentially just losing his ship and robot companion. He’s just an addicted gambler who loves capes. Although Donald Glover does play Lando incredibly well. I would’ve liked to see the film as more of a Firefly episode, where Han Solo is presented with a job and needs to get it done by any means necessary.

Overall

It is still better than some films in the Star Wars Collection, but it is nowhere near the best one, it’s just alright.

7/10

Let me know what you think in the comments

Deadpool 2 Review

Deadpool 2 Review

Ryan Reynolds comes back for a more heartfelt violent sequel on par with the first one in my opinion. A more family-focused film as Deadpool discovers a new family.

Synopsis

Since the last film, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) has been killing bad guys left, right and centre. However, this leads to them coming to his apartment and killing his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), leaving him wallowing in pity. He seeks comfort in his closest friends, acquaintances, from the X-men, Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hilderbrand).

They enrol him as an x-men trainee, joining them on a mission to stop a mutant child from killing the people who own his orphanage. After Deadpool stops the child, who calls himself Firefist (Julian Dennison), the child reveals how abusive his orphanage is, leading to Deadpool killing some carers from the orphanage. This lands them both in a jail specifically assembled for containing mutants and abolishing their superpowers.

In this prison, Deadpool tells Firefist he needs to make friends with the biggest guy in there rather than sticking around with him. There is a larger holding cell for the biggest prisoner which is later revealed to be a former X-Men enemy. The prison is attacked by Cable (Josh Brolin), a soldier from the future, looking to kill Firefist. Deadpool stops him for now and escapes the prison in the process.

Throughout the film, Deadpool keeps entering Heaven to see his dead wife. After falling in a frozen lake after fighting with Cable, he goes to the spirit side again, where she tells him Firefist important to him. Deadpool deciding he needs to protect Firefist from Cable because of this.

With Cable still after Firefist, Deadpool holds auditions for a mutant team to help him acquire Firefist who is being transferred to another prison, along with the larger cellmate. He assembles the team called X-Force, consisting of Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgård), Peter (Rob Deleny) The Vanisher and Domino (Zazie Beetz). Bedlam controls electricity, Shatterstar an alien better than everyone else, Zeitgeist can spit acid, The Vanisher is invisible, Domino’s power is luck and Peter is just a normal guy up for the ride. They set out to catch the escort, however, only Domino and Deadpool make it, all the other dying in the process. Before Cable can kill Firefist he releases the biggest prisoner, Juggernaut who snaps Deadpool in half.

After releasing Juggernaut, Firefist and he go to the orphanage he was abused go kill the man who runs it. Cable comes to Deadpool in desperation revealing why he has to kill Firefist. As in the future, after Firefist kills the owner of the orphanage, he gets the lust for blood causing him to destroy the world. Along with Cables family. The funniest part of the film also happens at this point. Cable, Deadpool and Domino unite to go stop Juggernaut and Firefist. Cable agreeing to let Deadpool have 30 seconds with the kid to convince him not to kill anyone before Cable gets to kill Firefist. On the way, Deadpool asks for Colossus’s help after losing his friendship when he killed the people from the orphanage.

Cable, Deadpool and Domino arrive at the orphanage and begin a brawl with Juggernaut as Firefist goes after the owner. After pretty much getting destroyed, Colossus arrives and distracts juggernaut as Cable and Deadpool go after Firefist. They stop him from killing the owner as Deadpool takes a bullet for Firefist causing him to become good rather than evil.

Review

Deadpool

Deadpool is smarky, 3rd wall breaking self the whole way through creating some funny moments in the process. He alludes to Cable being Thanos and compares the similarities of Frozen’s ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ and ‘Popa can you hear me?’. The post-credits are also fun to watch as he goes back to save his girlfriend, Peter, kills the Deadpool in the film Wolverine: Origins and kill Ryan Reynolds after he says Green Lantern will excel his career.

Minor Characters

Deadpool offers some hilarious moments, especially after Deadpool in ripped in half and is growing his legs back. Every character has their moments including the taxi driver, Dopinder (Karan Soni), who wants to be a superhero with his superpower of courage. Deadpool’s best friend Weasel (T.J. Miller) who again delivers some damning insults, like when Deadpool has baby legs, saying it’s like a woman giving birth from her bum and giving up halfway through. Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) is not in much as the first but is still foul-mouthed as ever. Peter is also the real MVP as he is just some guy who answered an ad in a paper.

Cameos

They are loads of surprise cameo’s throughout also, including Bradd Pitt as the vanisher and Alan Tudyk as a redneck. There is also a host of X-Men cameos including Wolverine and most of the X-Men from the most recent franchise, as they try to stay away from the film. Juggernaut is completely CGI which is quite weird also.

Sequel?

I don’t think they’ll be a sequel of Deadpool specifically but they might be one of X-Force what would be highly entertaining.

8/10

Leave what you thought of the film below and how it compared to the first.

Avengers Infinity War Part One Review

Avengers Infinity War Review

It delivered

All the Marvel cinematic universe has been building to this, Thanos getting off his seat and showing what power he’s got to offer. With the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers coming together this is set to be a movie of epic proportions. Luckily I’m seeing it at midnight so I can avoid anyone spoiling it for me.

Oh and does Thanos show what power he has got.

Spoilers Ahead!

Quick Overview of what happened

From the get-go, Thanos displays his dominance making short work of the Hulk and killing Loki in the opening scene as he has space and power infinity stones at this point. The Hulk does escape however and makes it to earth to warn Tony Stark and Doctor Strange that Thanos is coming for the infinity stones. Thanos minions come for Doctor Strange’s time infinity stone, only they cannot get it as it cannot be released without Doctor Strange’s permission. Thus, he is taken onto the ship, to be brought to Thanos. Little does Corvus Glaive know is that he has also brought along with him Spiderman and Iron Man.

Back on earth, Steve Rogers and Co. narrowly save Vision from the other minions of Thanos Cull Obsidian and Ebony Maw. They prepare for the fight of their lives to stop Thanos getting Vision’s infinity stone in Wakanda. An epic battle ensues in which Steve Rogers, Black Panther, Black Widow, Bruce Banner in an iron suit, Falcon, War machine and Scarlet Witch hold of the alien army of Thanos, along with the Wakandan Army. They are later aided by Thor.

Before Thor comes to the aid of Steve Rogers and Co. he meets the Guardians of the Galaxy as saw in the ending of Thor Ragnorak. He tells them about the power of Thor and how he needs a powerful weapon to stop him. Him, Rocket and Groot go in such of making Thor another powerful hammer that can stand up to Thanos, while Gamorra, Starlord, Drax the Destroyer and Mantis travel to Knowhere where the colector holds one of the infinity stones. Thor creates a new hammer, Groot giving him an arm in the process and they travel to Wakanda for the last stand against Thanos.

Gamorra, Starlord, Drax and Mantis arrive at Knowhere where Thanos has already gained the reality infinity stone from the collector causing Gamorra to believe she has killed Thanos. Thanos sees that Gamorra still shows feelings towards him as she mourns when she believes he is dead. Thanos then takes Gamorra leaving the rest to find her again. Once with Thanos, Gamorra is forced to tell Thanos where the soul infinity stone is or her sister Nebula dies. She is the only one who knows where it is and had previously asked Starlord to kill her so Thanos would never find out where it is. He then travels to the planet where the soul infinity stone then sacrifices Gamorra to get it. There is also a cameo from Red Skull.

Having retrieved 4 out of 6 infinity stones, Thanos sets his sight on the time infinity stone which Doctor Strange still holds despite being captured by one of Thanos’ minions. Having killed Doctor Strange’s captor they travel to planet Titan in an effort to kill Thanos with the element of surprise on their hands. They come across Starlord and Co. who are in search for Gamorra not knowing she is dead yet. They battle Thanos on Titan briefly overcoming him, nearly relieving him of his infinity gauntlet, however, Thanos reveals he has killed Gamorra causing Starlord to lose his rag, and ruin the plan. Thanos shows his might by nearly killing Iron man until Doctor Strange gives up the stone for Tony Starks life.

The final stone is taken after Thanos arrives at the battle taking place at Wakanda. With the power he has already gained from his infinity gauntlet, he makes short work of the superheroes on his way to Vision. Scarlet Witch destroys the stone along with Vision, thinking that this stopped Thanos. However, Thanos then turns back time creating stone and Vision, then takes the mind infinity stone out of Vision killing him in the process. He now has a complete Infinity Gauntlet, Thor tries to stop him with his new God killing weapon planting it in his chest. Thanos whispers you should’ve aimed for my head as he clicks his finger causing half the people of the earth to fade away into dust. Including many of your favourite superheroes including Spiderman, Black Panther, Drax, Mantis, Groot, Rocket and Scarlet Witch.

Review

Maybe the best Marvel Cinematic Universe movie so far. There were so many deaths at the end, and you need to have watched most of the MCU for them to have a great impact. The film still has humour throughout and all the characters show chemistry on screen together. Starlord and Thor’s interactions being humorous as Starlord is jealous of him. The epic war scene in many MCU creates an inspired visual like always, with the typical two sides running into each other. Thanos world domination plan also shares the same philosophy as Dan Brown’s Inferno, as he looking to create genocide to create a better planet. Thus, Thanos believes he is creating balance in the world through his actions giving more depth to his villainous character. The after-credit scene also looks to introduce Captain Marvel into the MCU as Nick Fury calls her on his pager. Overall great film but my theory is the people who didn’t die in this film will replace the people who did die in this film.

8/10
Let me know what you thought of the film and Thanos wiping out half the people on the planet in the comments below