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American Reunion

American Reunion (2012)

Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Sean William Scott

 

 

Thirteen years have passed and it is time for the high school reunion. All of the gang from the first 2 films are back and trying to re-find their youth in one crazy weekend.

After a couple of people didn’t turn up in the 3rd film due to thinking they had found themselves better acting careers but they now realised that wasn’t the case and were probably running low on money everyone is back in some capacity and are all looking older apart from Jason Biggs. With all that aside everyone being back does give that nice retro feeling of the initial films – not these spin off films that had no original characters in.

There are quite a few laughs in the film with Stifler being the same old person he always has been and bringing in most of the laughs. Fill the film with cameos of ex characters and everyone leaves happy.

The film as a whole is on par with American Wedding but not as good as the first 2. If you are a fan of the American Pie films then I would recommend you watch this. As a reunion film it will make you feel like you are having your own little reunion with Jim, Michelle, Stifler and the rest.

 

Film Fact

At eight films, Eugene Levy has become the only actor to be in every film in the American Pie franchise.

Stay during the first part of the credits for a funny post credit scene involving Jim’s Dad.

 

 

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Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble (2012)

Directed by Joss Whedon

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddlestone.

 

The world is in danger, it’s time to activate the Avengers initiative and bring this band of superheroes together. With Nick Fury in charge he brings in Ironman, Captain America, Thor, Bruce Banner/Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye to battle the villainous Loki who is threatening to bring a race of aliens to earth to start a war.

Gone are the origin stories that we have seen in previous Marvel films, this is a full out superhero slug fest that not only involves the good guys fighting the bad guys but also good verses good – Thor’s emergence back on earth starts with a forest fight between himself, Ironman and Captain America.

The film just oozes with cool set pieces, witty one liners, from everyone, not just Robert Downey Jr. (although he is on top form as the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark) and the film gives an equal amount of screen time to everyone allowing them to each have a scene stealing moment – Hulk and Thor after taking down one of the massive snake like robots is nothing but hysterical.

Everyone was fantastic in the film from all the main players to the characters on the outside like Agent Coulson and Maria Hill who are also given their own decent amount of screen time.

A stand out performance goes to Mark Ruffalo and his version of Bruce Banner and Hulk – Big, strong, clever, funny, and angry and every time he was on screen he was awesome.

I saw this in IMAX 3D and it didn’t take anything away from the film even though the film wasn’t shot using special cameras and it was added on in post-production. The 3D wasn’t in your face horrible and for the action pieces it gave you just enough extra dimensional action to look good. I will be going to see this for a second time for a number of reasons; to see it in normal 2D and to see if I can spot any extra easter eggs hidden within the film (see my previous blog on links to the avengers)

There are a lot of big films being released this year and this has not let me down. It has everything that you could have wanted from an Avengers film. I urge you to go to the cinema and see this film. Do not wait for it to be released on disc format or you will just be disappointed that you didn’t see it on the big screen.

 

Film Fact

As with all Marvel films you will want to stay on through the credits. There is a post credits scene about half way through them.

 

 

30 minutes or less

30: Minutes or Less (2011)

Directed by Ruban Fleischer

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride and Nick Swardson

 

 

 

Two wannabe millionaires decide to become criminals to help them get the money and power that they want. However, like all mastermind criminals they get someone else to do their dirty work. Jesse Eisenberg plays a pizza delivery driver who gets kidnapped, has a bomb strapped to his chest and is told to rob a bank.

The story and running of the film is watchable and it does have some funny moments. However the main part of the film, the bank job, is over very quickly. Danny McBride plays his normal self and if you aren’t a fan of him then I wouldn’t watch this film.

The laughs aren’t massive but is still a good watch.

 

Film Fact

Fast forward through the credits for a post credits scene involving Danny McBride and his new business.

 

 

 

Final Destination 5

Final Destination 5 (2011)

Directed by Steven Quale

Starring Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Tony Todd

 

How final can a final destination be? Well this could be it; however you never know this series like this.

The film follows the same premise of all the others just with different ways to kill people. A coach load of people are on a work retreat and become embroiled on a bridge collapsing event, until one of the guys suddenly realises he has had a premonition of all this happening. The premonition of everyone dying on a bridge looks great and the special effects are really good. For the rest of the film you are just waiting and wondering what ways the characters will be killed off.

One reason for this film looking good is down to director Steven Quale. The film is his directorial debut but he has previously worked on the effects with The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Titanic and Avatar. With these under his belt you knew that you would be a good looking film.

The film is possibly the best one since Final Destination (2000) and the ending just wraps up the whole series which made the film enjoyable. Fans of the other Final Destination films will enjoy this so i would recommend it.

 

Post Credit Scene

After the final scene there is a post credit montage of all the deaths in the whole Final Destination series.

 

Film Fact

Tony Todd aka The Candyman starred in the first two Final Destination films and provided a voiceover in the third. He was not featured in the fourth film, but has returned to star in this one.