Reviews: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs & Ender’s Game!
Our friends at FILMCLUB have been looking at the best movies in cinemas and telling us their favourite bits.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (U, 2013)
The sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs sees scientist Flint Lockwood forced to save the world again. FILMCLUB reporter Jake got the opportunity to see a special screening of the film, find out what he thought of it below!
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 holds many surprises, one is the astonishing use of 3D and landscape, everything seems so surreal, made up of such strong, magical colours. The landscapes are a fabulous combination of habitats and food, for example a jungle made up of vegetables.
Another part of the film that I thought was really clever was the ‘Foodimals’ which are a fantastical combination of food and animals, such as a melon and a elephant which make a ‘Melephant’. They are fun to look at during the film…and at home people can have fun making them!
Overall I would give this film 4.5 stars out of 5. I thought that it was brilliant and it kept my attention all the way through out. It is a fun film for grown ups, as well as kids and captures your imagination until the end”.
Ender’s Game (12, 2013)
17 year old, FILMCLUB reporter, Kevin De Wit from Westminister Academy was lucky to see a special preview screening of the Ender’s Game, see what he thought about the film below!
Brilliantly constructed cinematography and enthralling visual effects, Ender’s Game is a must-see for all ages. As a fan of the book I was afraid of the typical Hollywood drive to subvert the story and make it ‘cheesy’. However Ender’s Game turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Although some changes were made in order to adapt the story to the big screen the essence of it to me has not changed. Asa Butterfield fit perfectly the role of Ender, we, as the audience, can easily identify and enjoy Ender’s development from a troubled boy to an inspiring leader.
But it is not just Asa’s performance which contributed to the film’s brilliance. Who could deny people’s eagerness to see Harrison Ford yet again in the epic Science-Fiction genre? Not to mention Sir Ben Kingsley with his usual brilliant performance contributing significantly to the character of Mazer Rackham. Overall the casting was done brilliantly and Gavin’s direction was impeccable.
Unique, enticing and stunning. An epic science fiction film to be placed amongst the best of its kind. Ender’s Game is guaranteed to be one of the best films of this year and hopefully the start of a successful franchise.
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