Saturday, 19 January 2013

Warner Brothers Film Reviews: The Polar Express, New Years Eve, The Dark Knight Rises

Over Christmas, with the whole family together in the house for for ten days, it was a good opportunity to find some time to watch some great DVDs. Warner Brothers kindly provided us with some light entertainment by sending a bundle of films for us to review - The Polar Express for the little ones, New Years Eve for hubby and I to watch together, and The Dark Knight - which I *kindly let* hubby watch on his own as action films are not really my thing.

As the snow has been falling this week, it has almost felt like a second Christmas with all of us being together again and it has been the perfect time to re-watch and enjoy these films once again!

On Christmas Eve, the girls watched The Polar Express.  Now available in 3D (though we watched the 2d version), this classic film has been updated to join the digital age. Here is a blurb about the film: "It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re about to roller-coaster up and down mountains, slip-slide over ice fields, teeter across mile-high bridges and be served hot chocolate by singing waiter more astonishing than any you can ever imagine. You’re on The Polar Express!" . The girls loved the film and the thought of a magical train that takes you to see Santa!. With Tom Hanks as the main star, and Robert Zemeckis as director, this is a great film that is perfect for all year round. The girls have been watching it again whilst it's been snowing and have been loving every minute of it. 

I managed to find some time over Christmas to watch a film too - New Years Eve - a real feel good, classic "chick flick" movie. "Nothing Beats New York on New Years Eve" and this film certainly does not disappoint as it takes you on a journey emitting every emotion under the sun in the space of  New Year’s Eve” celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year. This film felt to me like basically the American version of "Love Actually" - a huge ensemble cast with intertwining stories which all come together in the end. I really enjoyed watching this film, and it was made even more special watching it surrounded by twinkly lights and a box of chocs!!
Not to be left out, Hubby was thrilled to find "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Christmas stocking from Warner Brothers as it had been on his list of DVDs to see. Hubby is a die hard Batman film, and had seen the film at the cinema, but owning his own copy means that he can watch it whenever he wants! The Dark Knight is set eight years from when Batman turned from hero to fugitive by vanishing into the night. "Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. However, everything changes with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane..."

Hubby really enjoyed this film and rated it as good as the previous Batman films. With a slightly darker feel than previous films, this is an action packed, ultimate comic book hero movie not to be missed! 

Thanks to Warner Brothers for sending us such fantastic films to watch. As a family, we would recommend all of them!

Disclosure: Films offered in consideration for review






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