Review: The Lion King (2019)

A technical achievement, but a carbon-copy of the original. Young lion cub Simba has to come into his own and defend the Pride lands from his power-hungry uncle, Scar. Next in the procession of Disney live action remakes, following Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and Aladdin, making this the third of these released in the…

Review: Spider-Man – Far from Home

An enjoyable flick with great characters, although the story beats felt a little derivative. After “the blip”, millions of people are miraculously brought back to life and Peter Parker returns to school. Having had a harrowing experience against Thanos, Parker just wants to have a quiet summer vacation. Unfortunately Nick Fury really needs him to…

Review: The Jungle Book (2D) (2016)

Jon Favreau directs Disney’s “live action” remake of the classic Jungle Book story, following closely to Disney’s own interpretation but giving it much needed character work and storyline! Told from the perspective of Bagheera the panther, Mowgli is a “man club” who grew up among the wolves. But when a vicious tiger known as Shere…

Review: Zathura

Mostly known as “Space Jumanji”, I ignored this film with the belief that it would be inferior, silly and full of ghastly CGI. But how wrong could I be?? Walter and Danny are two young brothers staying with their father after their parents divorced and while there they find an old board game. Upon playing the…