Cloud Zombie's Film Cupboard - Guardians of The Galaxy: Volume 2, Passengers, Red Planet, Bring It On, Aeon Flux, The BFG

A Very Happy Wednesday!
We are back with another film cupboard review post after quite a long while.
Guardians of The Galaxy: Volume 2
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. - IMDB

I was blown away by the first Guardians of The Galaxy and I wanted to watch it again as soon as it finished the first time. The sequel is no different, if not better. The story is fantastic, the cast is brilliantly cast and I would have bought another ticket to watch it as soon as it had finished. The actors have worked hard to bring their characters to life on the big screen, as well as the CGI team and it shows.
These are my favourite comic book films to come out of Marvel/Disney and I recommend them to you wholeheartedly.
I five this film 5 out of 5.


A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. - IMDB 

Hear me out here.
Passengers is not a bad film, the only thing it suffers from is a slight slowness, which I feel is part of the overall storytelling. The film is about the journey of life these two people take alone and with each scene you begin to understand them as people. They bring you into the film and make you think about how and what you would feel if you were doomed to spend the rest of your life alone in deep space.
Give the film a chance, don't listen to the big film critics because they story is an adventure that makes you think.

I give this film 4 out of 5.


Red Planet
Astronauts, and their robotic dog AMEE (Autonomous Mapping Evaluation and Evasion), search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry. - IMDB 
Everyone loves a sci-fi with disaster/horror film potential.
Red Planet is one of those perfect films that gives you the dream of travelling through space, the excitement of living on a new planet and then the addition of the unknown.
You know it could go one way or the other when Val Kilmer is involved, this film seems to teeter just on the edge trying to keep to one side but almost slipping over the edge into slight cheesiness. A great addition to anyone's sci-fi evening.

I give this film 3 out of 5.

Bring It On!
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships. - IMDB 
Bring It On (2000)
Bring It On, the Ninety-est film you could get that was realised in the Noughties. Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku head the cast on this one and boy do they bring the sass to the cheerleaders that they play. The soundtrack to the film is great fun and full of nostalgia for anyone who was a teen during that time, cheerleader dances were fun to watch and the story was fun.

I give this film 5 out of 5.

Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found. - IMDB
For anyone who is a fan of the original animate series would probably wonder how in the hell the two are relate, the answer to that is very subtly. They are less related than the Resident Evil movies.
Saying that it is a fun futuristic post apocalyptic film with some fun ideas. I feel the casts helps a little with holding up the film and the story is fun but it's just not the saucy, dies a lot Aeon Flux that we all know and love.

Fun Fact: The creator of Aeon flux was also part of the Rugrat's animation team.

I give this film 3 and a half out of 5.

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world. - IMDB 

Wow this is a refreshing take on Roald Dahl's The BFG.
I have found memories of the book and the 1989 BFG. Watching the new one and enjoying it so much has made me want to go back, read the book and then re-watch each film.
It's a great watch for kid and big kid alike. A fantastic cast and crew was involved in the making of the film.

I give this film 5 out of 5.

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