Four in total - the least annoying of the Superhero genres, a comedy-romance with a musical backdrop, a re-made Disney classic and a horror-ish/funny film about a cult in Scandinavia.....
|Spider-Man Far From Home (2019)|
An okay watch. I've never been a massive fan of the Superhero thing, but I did enjoy the Tobey Maguire - Kirsten Dunst films of a few years back. Tom Holland is Spider-Man, Jake Gyllenhaal and Samuel L. Jackson also feature. From memory the ones from back in the day all seemed to be set in New York, here we have a bit of a road trip around Europe. The plot as it is was related to Avengers End Game apparently. Something I didn't enjoy at all.
A couple of hour's entertainment, a trip out, the coffee and snacks were good and my eyeballs didn't bleed during the viewing. Can't say I exited the cinema feeling more culturally enriched than before I went in.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Some young Americans make a trip to Sweden for a Midsommar Festival and get caught up in the clutches of a cult. There are some quite horrific and stomach turning scenes throughout, but also there are some moments I found incredibly funny. Probably a Marmite film. I only recognised one of the cast - the geeky kid from We're the Millers - Will Poulter. I was kind of reminded of The Wicker Man
With their relationship in trouble, a young American couple travel to a fabled Swedish midsummer festival where a seemingly pastoral paradise transforms into a sinister, dread-soaked nightmare as the locals reveal their terrifying agenda.
|The Lion King (2019)|
Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Danny Boyle directed and Richard Curtis was a writer. And another plus-point the Lowestoft back-drop - a seaside town me and my family have spent many an enjoyable break at over the years.
A real feel good film, up there with Sunshine on Leith in my book.
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.
Roll on August - Jason Statham and a bit of Tarantino await!