Tuesday 2 May 2017

Film Reviews: Things to Come and Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. II

1 May 2017
102 mins
Mia Hansen-Løve (Director)
Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her. (IMDB Synopsis)

Things to Come is a typical French drama in that it is almost more a snapshot of life than a tale with a definitive ending. Isabelle Huppert delivers a compelling performance in the lead role as a woman whose stable life suddenly turns on its head. The supporting cast are also excellent and, all in all, it was a most enjoyable and thoughtful movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II
1 May 2017
136 mins
James Gunn (Director)
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. (IMDB Synopsis)

This second instalment in the GOTG saga, and the latest MCU release, is a delightful sci-fi romp with plenty of action, comedy and adventure. Great to see all the familiar faces, and some new ones, and the story moved along at a good pace. That said, I don't think this quite had the impact of the first movie, and I would have liked to have seen a little more tie-in with other MCU movies in the lead up to Infinity War. 4.5 stars

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