Ridley Scott and another historical romp. This time he chose the historical icon Napoleon and, according to the previews, it was expected to be an adept for the film of the year, but according to the current rating of 72%, it will definitely not be and I was expecting more. It is still a great cinematic and genre event, though, especially since we don't get many huge historical films (when we do get one, it's usually without battles), so I thank Scott for this one. But the film suffers a lot from being a shortened version (it would have benefited from being split into two films), because even at 4 and a half hours, I don't think it can fully hold your attention. Joaquin Phoenix is of course excellent, he gives a great performance, and Vanessa Kirby follows suit. Surprisingly, the rest of the characters don't have much to work with here, they have small roles and no one else manages to impress in such a small space. The production design and craftsmanship are of course top notch, what the film presents historically seems to be true (the traditions, the coronation, the wedding, the paternity test). The are only three battles are they could have been longer (I'm sure they will be in the extended version). I was most impressed by the battle of Waterloo, where the strategy and tactics were nice. The battle itself is not that gripping, it's spectacular, but I missed proper gore, dirtiness and a bleak atmosphere, it's just not the same as the wrestling as with knights or vikings (at least there was one awesome gore scene with a horse right in the beginning, that was over the top), in short I've seen better, but I'm glad for this one too. The politics are dealt with rather quickly, with unfortunately no big intrigue. But what disappoints the most is that the emotions are completely absent, the film doesn't do much with the viewer. Napoleon's relationship with Josephine is cold, and I missed a downright memorable moment. I had a great time though, the film held my attention for the whole two and a half hours (maybe I was more entertained than in Oppenheimer), and it's definitely better than Fincher's The Killer – I haven't seen Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon, but I don't trust it to justify the running time at all. We'll see what the extended version brings. While this is not the movie of the year, it's still above average and deserves the big screen. 75%
A psychological drama with elements of a thriller and social overtones. Those who like the North and especially women with children, can easily add a star. The story focuses on 9th grade students, one of them, while filling out a questionnaire, suddenly declares that life has no meaning and takes himself out of the classroom, climbs a tree and refuses to come down. His classmates gradually start sacrificing various things to convince him to come down. The premise is quite interesting, it shows again that Scandinavian kids are kind of weird (we've seen plenty of films with children's institutions that come from the North). It starts off lightly and begins to get heated towards the end. Admittedly there is nothing too explicit, violent or shocking to expect, but at least you get the cutting off of a finger and the decapitation of a dog. Fortunately, it has a running time of 90 minutes. It's quite intimate and minimalistic, about a few characters, and it's more of a thought-provoking film, but it can throw the weaker characters for a loop. I honestly didn't enjoy it enough to go higher with a rating, but it has something going for it. 6/10.
Creator was supposed to be the sci-fi hit of the year, but the actual result was almost unwatchable, I suffered unbelievably. In short, Gareth Edwards made a film that, in its style, evoked the Star Wars I hated. I was kind of hoping it would be something along the lines of Independence Day, only with UFOs replaced by an artificial intelligence, but I was sorely mistaken. The film gave me the impression that with 40 minutes gone by, I still didn't know what was going on, there was no introduction to the characters or plot, just one scene after another, with zero viewer engagement. It's like putting episode 6 of a random series and trying to get my bearings on the plot. I was absolutely not entertained by Washington, and the rest of the characters didn't engage me either. The action was dull, I found it to be childish and unexciting. There’s nothing epic, no wow moment, no suspense or atmosphere, just something happening and I didn't really care by halfway through the film, I just wanted it to end. In the end I'm glad I didn't go to the cinema, I've never seen more boring action sci-fi. Disappointment of the year. 3/10.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter : André Ovredal, režisér skvělé Autopsy of Jane Doe a Scary stories to tell in dark nám představí příběh Stokerového Drakuly a zaměří se na plavbu obchodní lodi z Transylvanie do Anglie, která převáží rakev drákuly .. a posádka to nejspíš schytá.
The Exorcist : Režisér Halloweenu oživí klasiku klasik. Trochu obavy po posledních 2 Halloweenech, ale první byl fajn, takže naděje pořád je.
The Nun 2: Sequel od stejného režiséra, ale duchařiny ze světa Conjuringu můžu, takže uvidíme.
Salem´s Lot : známá adaptace kinga s upíry.
Insidious 5: Debut Patricka Wilsona ( Jeden z Warrenů) zkusí 5 díl a uvidíme zda tomu dokáže přinést jiskru.
MaXXXine : Uzavření Trilogie od Ti Westa. Snad finále jak se patří.
Meg 2: Pokračování obřího žraloka. Jednička byla slušná a tentokrát režíruje Ben Wheatley, který natáčí spíše podivnosti, tak uvidíme jak si poradí s větším filmem.
Saw X : Tobin Bell! se vrací oživit Saw a co může jediné vzkřísit sérii než ikonický sériový vrah ? Řekl bych,že dobrý tah.
The Last train to New York: Remake korejského Train to Busan, ale režíruje Timo Tjahjanto ! Jeden z mých oblíbených režisérů, takže můžem očekávat masakr jak svině !
Nosferatu: Další remake známé klasiky a opět další upířína Režíruje však Robert Eggers ( Witch, Seveřan) Klasika je v dobrých rukou
Boogeyman: Atmosférická jízda letošního roku? Dle traileru to vypadá na nejděsivější a nejpoctivější mainstream letoška. Šikovný Savage po skvělém Hostu vzbuzuje ještě větší zvědavost.
Moon garden: Steampunk hororové fantasy ve stop motion animaci. Hodně netradiční, ale originální žánrovka letoška. Láska k filmům je viditelná.
The Black Demon : Béčkový megalodon na ropném tankeru s mexickou legendou. Má to být Erko a podle mě to úplně marné nebude.
Talk to me: Chválený festivalový favorit od studia A24. Originální erková duchařina s nadšenými ohlasy. Tutovka.
Wrath of Becky: Sequel nasrané Becky se Stiflerem. Vypadá to být větší, akčnější i krvavější. Nakonec se těším.
A haunting in Venice: Nový Hercule Poirot jako duchařina. Uvidíme.
It Lives Inside: Slušně vypadající démonický horor s nádechem Indické kultury. Evokuje It Follows.
Platform 2: Pokračování Španělské zvrácenosti je milým překvapením a kéž by to vyšlo ještě letos.
Bird Box Barcelona: Španělský Spin-off Bird Boxu s Mariem Casasem. Může být nečekaný hit.
God is Bullet: Áčkově obsazený temný thriller o satanistickém kultu. Vypadá divoce i drsně.