What Webbed Watched is a weekly segment in which the contributors to Webbed Media give a brief review of any film they have watched in the past week. The film may be a brand new release, a golden classic or one we’ve seen a hundred times.
Incredibles 2 – @CiaranRH
I’m positive that my 11 year old self did not enjoy the first Incredibles movie as much as the 25 year old me enjoyed the sequel this past week. The film is a joy to watch and a huge amount of fun. Jack-Jack is a delight, steals every scene he is in and provides one of the greatest superhero fight scenes of all time, seriously. It’s a must see for everyone, young or old. The stunning visuals on show by Pixar really shine during the almost hypnotic confrontation between The Screenslaver and Elastigirl.
Hereditary – @zub1e
I went into Hereditary with expectations of never being able to sleep again. The sad reality was once the film had finished, rather than discussing the mind blowing plot and terrifying imagery we were left discussing ‘things scarier than King Paimon’. I never found myself involved with any of the characters and the plot did nothing for me. My favourite part of the film is when Toni Collette had an emotional breakdown at the dining table and that wasn’t even related to anything ‘horrific’ as all the reviews said, it was just great acting. In a world full of OTT jump scare movies I genuinely had hoped for this to be the iconic horror film we have been waiting for. It turned out to be nothing but great marketing and naked people in a shed. I could give it another chance but i’d rather have half my head slammed off by a lamp post *tongue click*.
Rush Hour 3 – @MoMoBeena
You know when your mum says, don’t eat too many cookies or you’ll ruin your appetite when it comes to dinner? Then you eat a 3rd one, and you realise what a bad idea it actually was… Rush Hour 3 is the Hollywood equivalent of that last cookie; Brett Ratner saw the original films and thought, you know what this absolutely hilarious set of movies needs? A part 3! An exhaustively forced script, humour that mimics parts 1 and 2 that comes as no surprise to the audience any longer and an overwhelming amount of unnecessary martial arts, thus making them all too unrealistic. Oh and lets add a French model to add an aesthetically pleasing factor for when we tire of high-pitched screaming, courtesy of Chris Tucker.