Ghost in the Shell
This animated movie from Japan is a great film, not only for its beautiful visuals, but also its heart-pounding action scenes (which there could have been more of, in my opinion).

I haven’t watched the TV series, but I would certainly check it out after watching this. It’s not flawless, but it is a nice experience and a great movie. I would highly recommend it. I also liked the futuristic shots of Japan, which evoked this tarnished future where all is not well.

It’s not a very bleak movie, but the ending, for me, was quite bleak, but not sad. I wasn’t expecting it. It sounds like it’s a big twist, but it isn’t. You’ll just have to see. I don’t want to give it away. It’s a good ending, not the best ever, but it’s good. I talked about there being less action than I thought could be in this. It’s not a very action-heavy movie, which surprised me. Sure, it has its share of action scenes, but it doesn’t have a lot of them.

That doesn’t make it a bad movie. No, not at all. It’s a great movie; it just surprised me with how little action scenes were in it. All in all, I would highly recommend it, although it’s not up to the standard of Ninja Scroll.

Having heard a lot about this movie being one of those mindless pieces of entertainment, I can confirm that it is really that. Mindless and entertaining. It definitely is a B movie where actors overact whilst a creature picks them off one by one. I like creature features and horror movies. This one did a solid job of offering a steady rhythm of thrills. Plus, if you like overacting, look at Jon Voight, who acts as if he’s being eaten by the anaconda every time the camera is on him. The other cast members are ok, with a few famous faces, including Owen Wilson. Jennifer Lopez and Ice-T also give good performances, and I liked their characters. I wanted to spend more time with them because I felt like they could have carried this movie on their own. It’s a fun movie and the best in the Anaconda(s) series.

Ibiza Undead
A group of friends go on holiday to Ibiza, where they intend to party hard. However, a nightclub owner is running a business, using zombies as dancers and entertainment. It’s safe to say, that it gets a little bit out of hand, literally.

I am a fan of zombie movies, and I have to say, going into this I didn’t have any expectations. I was neutral. I knew from that title that there would be gore and people dancing. I got that. However, I was a bit unaware at how the infection started. But that’s a minor thing because what zombie fans want is gore. This had a lot more gore than I thought it would. The effects were mostly done well, except for some wobbly arm sawing and a face of a particular zombie.

If you are a person who goes clubbing you’ll like this film. It has that clubbing vibe, and I liked the vibrant colours which went with that feeling of partying in a club. It reminded me a bit of Spring Breakers, but I have to say that this had a lighter atmosphere to it, which clearly helped with the jokes. I did laugh. It’s not laugh out loud funny, but it’s still funny. I also liked the chemistry of the actors, they worked well together.

I have to say, by the end I wanted to spend more time with these characters.

All in all, I really enjoyed this film. It’s got everything a film with that title would make you expect to have. It’s a fun film, which I would recommend.

Again, thank you for a wonderful film from Soda Pictures.

Gingerdead Man 2
Full Moon is a known company for producing really low-budget films. I have to say, seen as Gingerdead Man 2 had more action than Evil Bong, I liked this better than that. I haven’t watched the original Gingerdead Man, and after watching this I wouldn’t rush out to watch it. The character of the Gingerdead Man is really crudely done. It’s obviously a puppet. There is some gore in this, but not an exceptional amount. It’s mostly a slasher movie with a killer Gingerdead Man on the loose. I would say it’s a bad film, and I can’t recommend it. But if you like something a bit (well, actually, A LOT) daft, then you could watch this, I guess.

Dimitrios Papageorgiou
Posted on Wed, 19/04/2017 - 13:20