Movies

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Eric Bana and more.

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A story of Arthur and his journey to become a legendary King of Camelot.

The movie is visually beautiful. The scenes are amazing. Also, the music is really good and it highlights the climate created by Guy Ritchie. The story itself is ok. The first part of the movie is much better than the second one. But still, I would consider it as a really good one. I enjoyed it and for sure I will re-watch it one day.

My rate: 8/10

Books

“The Iron King” by Maurice Druon

Publish date: 1955

Genre: Historical fiction

The first book in the series “The Accursed Kings”. The book tells the story of Philip the Fair, the king of France, who rules the country with an iron hand. The main plot twists are the Templars’ trial, which results in the Grand Master Jacques de Molay death and scandal in the royal family when it was discovered that the three wives of Philip’s sons are unfaithful.

The book itself is nicely written and easy to read. Maurice Druon did an incredible job presenting the characters. After introducing the characters to the book, I could understand their motives and what lies behind their thoughts. The story is great. Given that there are many references to French history, I learned a lot about France under the Capetian dynasty. I was so intrigued, what was fiction and what was the truth that I was looking for more information. And this is also a plus for me.

My rate: 8/10

Movies

Assasin’s Creed

Directed by: Justin Kurzel

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons

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I am not a games fan, so I cannot review this movie by comparing it to the game. It’s just about the movie. Thanks to special technology Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences memories of his ancestor in 15th Century Spain. He has to find the hidden object. So it’s typical quest movie. Despite great actors ( Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons) it was boring. The plot is simple, and the action and fighting scenes do not attract attention. I am sure that I will forget about the movie soon.

The only positive aspect for me is the fact that  I know Malta where movie was shot, so funny thing for me was discovering locations.

My rate: 4/10

Movies

The King’s Speech

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey RushHelena Bonham Carter

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The movie based on true story of King George VI of the United Kingdom and his lifelong struggle to overcome his speech impediment. His wife hires an Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue in order to help him.

The movie tells a story about a friendship between the King and Lionel and historical events of that time. It was really pleasant to see it. Colin Firth was amazing as King George – you can really see how great actor he is. Really worth see it.

My rate: 9/10

Movies

The Fate of the Furious

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron and much more.

It is the new adventures of Dom and his crew. This time Dom is being blackmailed by Cipher (Charlize Theron) to turn against his friends.

I wasn’t expecting much from this movie and still, I was disappointed. Ok, there was a lot of action, cars, and chases. But there was missing something. I liked more or less previous installments of the serie, but this movie is, in my opinion, the worst one. The plot is boring and there is a lot of poor dialogues. Even great cast does not help this movie.

I am really disappointed with this movie.

My rate: 2/10

Movies

Kon Tiki

Directed by: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg

Starring: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård.

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The movie based on true story.

The movie tells a story of explorer Thor Heyerdal, and his journey to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

I was very skeptical about this movie. And to be honest it was a challenge to watch it to the end. The story itself is interesting, but I couldn’t feel the atmosphere of the adventure (and it is listed as an adventure movie). Overall I am glad that I saw it because I learnt something new (and as far as I read the film is credible in history).

My rate: 5/10

Movies

Coraline

Directed by: Henry Selick

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The movie directed by Henry Selick and based on the book by Neil Gaiman.
It’s a story of a girl who moved to new home. Her parents are busy and don’t have a time for her. One night Coraline finds magic door that leads her to the parallel world where her Other Parents create a perfect home. Soon Coraline discovers that the magic world is a trap.
I must admit that the animation is amazing. Every character looks awesome and has so many details. I am wondering how can I describe the movie and horror for kids come to mind. It was nice to watch.

My rate: 6/10