The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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It’s almost Boxing Day so that means another trip to Middle Earth. This is a beloved tradition for most of the people I know and I suspect most of you will be seeing the latest instalment of The Hobbit regardless of what the reviews say. Nonetheless I am here to give you my thoughts.

Right off the bat I’ll say I enjoyed The Desolation of Smaug a fair bit more than I did Unexpected Journey..

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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Just a quick review here as I don’t have a huge amount to say on this one. The first Cloudy was an unexpectedly good and imaginative movie. To be honest I don’t often expect much from animated films not made by Pixar so it was a pleasant surprise.

Cloudy 2 picks up seconds after the first one. It recaps the first pretty well so no real need to dig out the old one. While it doesn’t quite reach the heights of the original it’s a fun, solid film. It’s colourful and gorgeous to look at and the voice cast is very on point. I think your appreciation may depend entirely on your love for bad animal and food puns as its chock full of them. I’ll admit to laughing heartily at some of the wordplay and portmanteau the litter the movie.

Good but not spectacular is the bottom line. Catch it with your wee ones and enjoy the bad puns. You won’t be bored.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Hunger Games was a massive, unexpected hit. It seemed everyone was adapting popular book series looking for the next Twilight. Hunger Games is the new Twilight in terms of fan base and popularity. Thankfully, unlike Twilight, it wasn’t completely horrible and insulting to our intelligence. The movie also made Jennifer Lawrence a bona fide star which we can all be even more thankful for.

Anyways, does this sequel surpass the original? Easily.

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