Film Reviews by GP

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The Day of the Triffids

Not one of the best

(Edit) 31/08/2018

I give this two stars only because it is in the tradition of British Sci-Fi / Horror movies of the 50's and early sixties. However, it bears little resemblance to the John Wyndham novel (as far as I remember it) other than featuring a meteor shower and Triffids. In this film the Triffids play the role of the gruesome monster and their appearance is accompanied by lots of female screaming and male horrified but stoic faces.

Added to this is the fact that the DVD seems to have been copied straight from a VHS release. To make up for the fact that the resolution is so poor they put a black "border" at the top and bottom of the screen so that the fim actually occupies less than 50% of the available TV display. This makes the much smaller display look sort of OK, at least with an upscaling DVD player. However if, like me, you increase the size of the display to almost occupy the full TV screen then you will see just how truly awful the resolution is. So it is a choice between postage stamp display of blocky graphics!

All that said, if you like the genre, then it is not a dreadful film and I at least watched it to the end.

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Peggy Sue Got Married

Not as good as I remembered but still enjoyable

(Edit) 28/03/2018

This is an enjoyable romance / time travel / 50's period piece film which is easy going and doesn't cause you to think to deeply. I remember really liking it when it came out but now I feel it just doesn't do the light-hearted time travel as well as Back to the Future nor the 50's period piece as well as American Graffiti (the George Lucas film which Frances Ford Coppola actually produced). SO if your looking for a feel-good film for a family night this has to be in the running.

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Aftermath

Not really a thriller

(Edit) 02/01/2018

An enjoyable film although definitely not a thriller. This is a human drama storey where the characters are believable although the story is predictable and moves as a leisurely pace.

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Anti Matter

Off-beat SciFi

(Edit) 02/01/2018

This definitely has the feel of a low budget production and the one idea is not that big (or indeed believable, but this is fiction so who cares?). Nevertheless I found it an OK film to watch but there is not enough in it to make me want to watch it again.

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