The Emoji Movie

With Sir Patrick Stewart as a poop emoji and James Corden as a Hi-5 emoji, what could possibly go wrong?

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The answer; Everything.

The very premise of this film was a ridiculous idea to begin with, but that didn’t stop Sony Pictures from making a heavy investment in it.

Despite the quite honestly bafflingly talented cast that have joined forces to voice this movie, the plot remains embarrassingly lack-lustre.

If it wasn’t for James Corden’s comforting British sarcasm that provides comic relief at all the right moments, this film would be a complete right-off.

Though the younger audiences will be falling over each other to reach this cinematic defeat, parents will find the experience headache ridden, but at least it might give them an opportunity for a nap.

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Dunkirk

Historically magnificent, with visuals that show the true meaning of cinematic idealism; Christopher Nolan has certainly put a worthwhile dent in War dramas that will not be forgotten.

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From visually stunning landscapes showcasing the scale of the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940, to a low impact dialogue of acting, this film takes its audience back to a time that many have forgotten and leaves them winded with enthusiasm for the sheer scale of breathtaking film footage, that many film-makers could only dream off.

By using snippets of  numerous storylines to cover the impact that was felt by all involved, Nolan was able to construct a film that demonstrates the hurt and loss of such a large scale evacuation, whilst still showing the unbelievable strength of civilians who crossed the channel to rescue some of the 400,000 soldiers stranded on the beaches.

This is a film that will remain an important cinematic venture, showcasing a phenomenal piece of history that will go on to educate audiences both young and old.

 

Cars 3

Despite his age seemingly getting the better of him, Lightning McQueen refuses to let his racing career end in defeat.

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With newer and more technologically savvy cars to race against, McQueen, along with the help of his trainer, Cruz, must learn how to outwit the competition with good old fashioned hard-work and commitment.

Though this is now the third film of the Cars series, Disney have managed to keep this film just as entertaining and engaging as the first, through a combination of new characters and an aging story that continues to intrigue.

Lightning McQueen may have had a digital makeover in the Pixar animation studios, but his character has stayed just as loveable as ever, making boys and girls fall in love with his eccentric antics all over again.

 

Despicable Me 3

The super-villain family headed by Gru are ready for a new mission, except this time they’re on the right side of the law, pursuing the bad guys, rather than committing the villainous crimes themselves.

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Not only has Gru changed sides, but he has found a new accomplice in the form of his long lost twin brother, Dru.

Though the creative team may not pick up any awards for original character names, they must, however, be patted on the back for keeping this franchise alive with new and exciting characters that continue to engage audiences of all ages, with a little help from the coinciding adult oriented jokes.

With the successful partnership of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios continuing to thrive, its safe to say that both Steve Carell and the Despicable Me team will be staying strong for the foreseeable future.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Even superheroes start out on training wheels and Peter Parker has only just got his.

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In this coming of age tale, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) finds a way to land of his feet with his new found mentor, non other than Iron Man himself, Tony Stark.

After so many Spider-Man flops in recent years, the accompaniment of Iron Man (and his tech) into the series has given this franchise a newfound revitalisation that was long overdue.

Tom Holland brings a new perspective to one of marvels most beloved characters, by bringing a youthful clumsiness that showcases the shortfalls of a teenage superhero. 

With webs shooting every which way and that, the special effects team certainly had their work cut out for them, but despite this mammoth task, the swinging and jumping from web to web looked as realistic as it ever could, making the film both a visual, as well as cinematic success.

Rough Night

A bachelorette to remember, but all for the wrong reasons.

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When a group of girls get together to celebrate their friend’s bachelorette party, things soon go from bad to detrimental as the night quickly meets a very sticky end; that’s not a euphemism.

With Scarlett Johansson heading up this badass girl gang and the likes of Kate McKinnon shortly behind, the standard of acting is well above expectations.

The script too, delights with scenes that are cringeworthy in the best possible way. From inappropriate sex scenarios to using Advil in attempt to resurrect a dead body, this film delights in its ridiculousness.

Whilst the premise of this film is based upon whimsical futility, the film has a whole host of comedic goldmines that leave the audience in stitches of laughter.

 

Baywatch

As comedic crime drama beach spoofs go, this one is just as ridiculous as is to be expected.

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A lifeguards work is never over, especially when you’re an LA County lifeguard, who’s roles apparently encompass the most unlikely of tasks such as undercover crime investigations; just another day at the beach for these guards.

Though David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson have had their characters upgraded in the form of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron, the basic premise is the same; everyone is astonishingly good looking and the beach crimes are as unrealistic as ever.

Despite an absolutely abysmal string of comedic slow-motion running scenes and face-palm worthy jokes, this film still manages to bring a smile to the faces of its begrudging audience.

The basic plot may be no different to its 1990s crime series counterpart and the special effects may have you cringing in your seats, but there is definitely something lovable about the sheer scale of this films ridiculousness.