Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Surprisingly I liked this. I loved the first, but was bored during the second, so I wasn’t expecting great things from the third in the series. Maybe this was the reason I liked it, low expectations and all, but whatever the cause I’m glad. It isn’t as good as the first; I don’t think I’d […]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Took me long enough, but I finally managed to catch POTC2, and despite loving the first one I have to say that this just isn’t that great. Yes it has wonderful bits of Jack Sparrow-ness, but overall it is too long and too silly to really entertain. Of course it does suffer because the story […]

Troy [based on book]

based on poem by Homer
So the Iliad up on the big screen. The most expensive film ever made. Bound to be rubbish right?
Well it isn’t great, but it is far from bad.

The films opens with a brief history lesson; with an outline of the political situation in the Ancient World, letting the audience know who is who, and where they all lie. We also get an introduction to the awesom fighting abilities of Achilles as he fights the champion of Thessaly and defeats him in an instant. (Maybe modern wars should also be decided by one on one challenges, save a lot of hassle). Read more about Troy [based on book]