Another decent month's outings....
A couple of comedies, both based on actual events; an exciting action thriller albeit with a weak plot; a horror/slasher film and a Batman film.
|The Duke (2020)
This one was a Saturday morning film outing, a bit of a time filler and one I had low expectations for and was one I enjoyed a lot more than I expected to.
|The Batman (2022)
Another kind of SuperHero film though with no real superpowers on display. I like seeing Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) on screen and Robert Pattinson is very good. I still find these films over-long and a bit self indulgent. I'm sure it could have been half an hour shorter without affecting the film in any appreciable way. Too much enigmatic, naval gazing IMO. If it had been a film I was watching at home it wouldn't be a problem as you can hit pause and get up stretch your legs, put the kettle on and have a comfort break. In the cinema any of the above means you miss some of the tale.
|The Phantom of the Open (2021)
Another comedy film based on real live events as amateur golfer, Maurice Flitcroft makes absolute mugs of the R&A back in the 70s. I do like a film with a sporting backdrop.
I do like an action thriller and one with a heist at its heart puts a lot of ticks in the boxes for me.
Needing money to cover his wife's medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate thieves hijack an ambulance that's carrying a severely wounded cop and an EMT worker. Caught in a high-speed chase, the two siblings must figure out a way to outrun the law while keeping their hostages alive.
2. The Duke
3, The Phantom of the Open
5. The Batman