Saturday, 27 May 2017

King Arthur and Pirates Of The Caribbean

It was cinema day for us today as we headed for Cineworld in Bexleyheath for a double viewing.

First on the menu was King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. I didn't hold out much hope for this as some of the reviews had been quite brutal. My fears were unnecessary though. I thought the film was brilliant. It was classic Guy Ritchie, a blend of Sherlock Holmes and God Of War. This is definitely how to make a fantasy film. There were some nice twists on the myth and plenty of bits of humour.  The whole film looked wonderful and had a great soundtrack and it makes you wonder whether the critics actually watched the whole film at all. For me this is one where the critics completely got it wrong and probably missed lots of things that actually make the film great. I'd recommend it most highly.

Here's the trailer for those of you that haven't seen it:

Next up was Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (renamed form Dead Men Tell No Tales). Here we had another film where the critics had not been kind and we wondered what they had watched. This was a much needed return to form for the Pirates franchise with lots of hooks back into the things that made it great in the first place. The story was solid and the sets, costumes and effects were stunning. Johnny Depp once again nails it as Captain Jack Sparrow. Stick around for the clip at the end of the credits, it's worth it!

Trailer time:

Two fantastic films that I would recommend to anyone.
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