Film Reviews by CB

Welcome to CB's film reviews page. CB has written 4 reviews and rated 3 films.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

What a delight!

(Edit) 22/10/2019

Very funny (I was crying with laughter at one point when I saw it at the cinema), original, plenty of surprises, and it has a big heart . I enjoyed the second viewing almost as much as the first at the cinema.

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12 Strong

Apparently, pretty true-to-life in many ways

(Edit) 14/01/2019

I wasn't sure of the extent to which the film was based on a true story. The end credits certainly link it very specifically to actual events. It has been fascinating reading up about it on historyvshollywood.com. Some names were changed in the film (so, for example, Mark Nutsch becomes Mitch Nelson), and although the final battle was dramatised to some extent (though there was a rocket launcher), it's worth hearing what the real-life soldiers said about the film. This is from the website above:

What do the real-life Horse Soldiers think of the movie?

"We think they got it, they got the spirit of the Special Forces team in the post-9/11 moment in American history," said team leader Mark Nutsch, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in the movie. Despite the movie accurately capturing the soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan, the real-life heroes have said that the movie does take artistic liberties, adding drama and portraying certain events out of order. Nutsch said that the movie leaves out a key river that the men often had to swim across in the freezing cold water with their horses, one of the bigger obstacles they faced on the mission. -ABC News

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Swiss Army Man

Disappointingly juvenile

(Edit) 07/12/2017

I got this film out because it had had some rave reviews, and I often enjoy quirky, different films. However, to me this felt almost as if it was a film project done by teenage boys featuring the things that they would find funny. Despite watching it through to the bitter end, it didn't improve for me, and I was left wondering what the point of it was - but maybe that's just me. 3

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A Man Called Ove

As wonderful as the book

(Edit) 24/11/2017

Having read the book, I was worried this might not live up to it. But it was as wonderfully quirky, funny and moving as the book. Brilliant!

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