Wednesday, 27 November 2013

OJ's Movie Review - Gravity

Yeah, I don't think I want to be an astronaut anytime soon...

So Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as a scientist sent to fix some satellite in space, George Clooney is also there too but the movie centers on Bullock; after A while something bad happens and a load of debris hits their ship. Now to start off, this film had loads of hype before I went to see it, people said it was amazing, reviewers gave it 10 out of 10 and so I was very excited to see it. And when I did see it I can see that the visuals definitely was the source of their enjoyment. The whole look of this film is just amazing, the long camera pans, the intense shots, the claustrophobic angles are all brilliant; especially in 3D, yes I sawGravity in 3D and it is one of the best 3D films I've ever seen; I imagine it is quite enjoyable in 2D but this was just heightened the experience; when that debris was flying towards the screen my eyes sure flinched a lot. I thing to some people it may make them feel sick because it is very realistic; anytime I now think of people in space this is what I think it would be like; just the views and things are amazing. The music also goes well with it, I love the score to this, especially those parts where it goes incredibly loud and then just cuts and its silence, like the silence of space. The story line itself although good felt a bit repetitive about half way through; the scenarios the main character gets in are so similar every time that it verges on unrealistic, in that way I think it was hyped just that bit too much but apart from that its an interesting experience to watch and I'D SEE IT AGAIN.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

OJ's Review - Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor


Here it is! We've waited 50 years and finally we have the amazing anniversary special.
At the end of series 7 I was weary about the John Hurt thing but now I'm OK with it and it worked really well for the story, other things I was scared about turned out to be fine too, all in all I loved the story and how it went, from beginning to end I enjoyed the whole thing. The humor was great too, the way the three Doctors bounce off each other and make fun of each other is great. The references are great, I mean not just the Zygons from the classic series but little words, sentences and pictures you can spot which you know exactly what they're talking about. The special effects were great too, some of the best I've seen in Doctor Who and just the whole way they did it, using the opening titles from the 60's to having the actors names up in the beginning like a movie and even using Who music from the Russel T. Davis era. I think The Day of the Doctor is... AWESOMNESS

Friday, 22 November 2013

OJ's TV Review - An Adventure in Space and Time

An amazing docudrama about an amazing show.

An Adventure in Space and Time is written by Mark Gatiss whom Whovians will know to be part of the Doctor Who family as writer and actor in the show itself; it stars David Bradley playing William Hartnell, and wow it's a really good performance. He does a brilliant job as the first Doctor and all the actors do really look like the people they're playing and act like them too! And when that happens its really exciting to see them recreate iconic scenes, so all of that is really fun to see. Also the story itself is really interesting, I mean I know its dramatized a bit, but this really shows the struggle to get Doctor Who successful and through the hard work Verity Lambert and all that she does. Its also really cool to spot the cameos and references, when two people are talking and in the background you see an old Dalek or an original alien from the 60's episodes. So that was really fun and who'd have ever thought you'd see a Cyberman smoke? All in all this docudrama was out of this world (pun intended) and certainly gets 10 out of 10: AWESOMENESS.