Film Reviews by Chewi

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The Lion King

A shadow of its former self

(Edit) 30/11/2019

It's not terrible but apart from the ending, which was a little rushed in the original, I can't think of a single thing this film does better. Sure, the visuals are impressive, but the harsh realism overwhelms any sense of drama. The script is unchanged for the most part, which would be fine, except that it makes the relatively weak voice acting of some characters even more prominent. Zazu, in particular, comes across very flat.

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Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero: The Complete Series

Distasteful fan service

(Edit) 03/06/2016

I really should have read the description more carefully. While the pictures shown here suggested some degree of fan service, which doesn't normally bother me, this was just dripping with it and in a way that left me feeling very uncomfortable. My wife and I only watched to the end of episode 2. We couldn't take any more. It wasn't so much the amount of bare flesh on display but the context in which it was shown. If deliberating shaming girls by ripping off their underwear so that their bits fall out in front of their peers isn't bad enough, you have scenes of borderline rape, all of which is portrayed as humorous. I'd feel less awkward watching full-on hentai in front of my wife; at least that doesn't pretend to be funny.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie: Part 3: Rebellion

Can we have those 2 hours back?

(Edit) 28/01/2016

Don't get me wrong, my wife and I loved the original series and appreciated some of its quirkier aspects, but this was off the scale on the WTF meter. I had to read the synopsis on Wikipedia after watching it just to make sure I hadn't missed something. I seemingly hadn't but I still felt like I had wasted my time. The plot was confusing yet dull and ridiculously drawn out. The visuals were impressive but when the rest is so tedious, you just want it to be over. It's easy to see why it's proved so controversial and yet most people seem to love it. I just can't understand why.

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