The Pact: “Scream out Scary,” “Twisted and terrifying,” “Nail-biting Suspense”… Try the opposite.
The Pact follows a simple plot that takes a little while to get going and once it does, you realise you’ve probably seen this before. The development of the characters is poor at best and you can’t help but feel nothing for them and although their acting is above par in comparison to many of the horror films I’ve seen of late, it doesn’t make up for how bad the film turned out. The Pact manages to draw you in somewhat by reducing the amount of awful dialogue seen in other films, allowing the tension to build in the silence, but to call it a horror would be lying, for the weak story was absent of any scary moments and the story failed to deliver anything exciting apart from the end credits.
James Bond: Skyfall. Bond’s biggest opening weekend ever – and if you’ve seen it, you’ll understand why.
So I have managed to sneak out and catch Bond as it was a film I just couldnt bare to miss and for good reason, with Bond coming back with more enjoyment than I thought it could manage. What a way to signify the milestone Bond has reached, from the opening scenes in Istanbul to the final moments of Skyfall, Daniel Craig manages to become the Bond I had always hoped he would and so much more. With good locations, a good villain, some very good acting, some even better action and fantastic writing, this Bond film can definitely be put down as one of the best yet – some may even say the best in the history of all Bonds…
Image from: James Bond: Skyfall, (2012), [ONLINE]. Available here
In Time: Where money is time, and time is money. How much time do you have left?
In Time, the sort of film title film critics love, giving them the chance to twist it in an attempt to make a witty statement about how this film was a waste of time, or how it indeed did finish just in time. But the truth is, time was no issue here, apart for those involved in the film – it was paced well to ensure that the plot was always moving forward in what is one of the more original and interesting concepts in Sci-Fi, making for an enjoyable watch, even with the drawbacks. There are some well made points to this film, highlighting many a relatable issue that strikes a chord or two, but the execution across the board was disappointing, from the acting to the writing amongst other slight niggling drawbacks, reducing this film to a somewhat regrettably forgettable flick that could have been better than what it really was.
Image from: In Time, (2011), [ONLINE]. Available here