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Movie Wise….May 23, 2014

 

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Pieter Pohl, founder and managing director of Innovation Films, sheds some light on the latest movies.

NOW SHOWING IN CINEMAS

THE LAST DAY ON MARS

WARNING: Intense Violence & Foul Language
NOT SUITABLE FOR FAMILY VIEWING
IN CINEMAS: FROM 23 MAY 2014
MOVIE TRAILER: http://youtu.be/F6JiCJ5x3Qw
MOVIEGUIDE REVIEW: http://www.movieguide.org/reviews/the-last-days-on-mars.html

marsMovieGuide:THE LAST DAYS ON MARS follows the final 19 hours of a crew sent to Mars to search for biological material. The crew encounters a biological virus that turns some of them into violent, humanoid creatures, and the remaining crew tries to escape. One by one, characters are killed as the survivors risk their lives for each other’s safety.

THE LAST DAYS ON MARS is a well-executed, entertaining, intense science-fiction thriller with good writing, acting, and cinematography. The creatures are frightening, even for an adult, and the movie creates tension throughout its running time. However, LAST DAYS ON MARS doesn’t do much in terms of character development. This was perhaps its weakest element. Worse, the movie carries a loose, rather mixed, neo-pagan worldview with humanist elements. There’s also excessive foul language and some scenes of gruesome violence. The movie is also devoid of any solid Christian or Biblical themes or elements. That said, there are a couple pro-family moments and redemptive elements of self-sacrifice. THE LAST DAYS ON MARS isn’t for children of any age and slides over into the excessive. 

SUNDAY BLOCKBUSTER
(Sun 25 May ’14: MNet 20:05 & MNet Movies Premiere 20:30)

ZERO DARK THIRTY

WARNING: Intense Violence, Foul Language, Moderate nudity and sex.
NOT SUITABLE FOR FAMILY VIEWING
MOVIE TRAILER: http://youtu.be/CJ4Nsu2tXTk
IN CINEMAS: FROM 1 MAY 2014
MOVIEGUIDE REVIEW: http://www.movieguide.org/reviews/parker.html

parkerMovieGuide:
PARKER is a crime thriller based on an acclaimed series of books about a hard-nosed professional thief with his own code of ethics. In this story, the title character is betrayed by his new gang and left for dead. Parker tracks them down to a small house in ritzy Palm Beach, Florida. They plan to steal $75 million in jewels at a fancy auction. The gang is connected, through one of its members, to a Chicago mobster. While tracking the gang, Parker ruffled the mobster’s feathers. So, the mobster sent a hitman after him, and the hitman has tracked Parker to Florida. Can Parker escape the killer’s clutches and get his revenge on the gang, while getting back the money they stole from him?

PARKER is an entertaining, realistic crime thriller, despite some possible plot holes. Jason Statham makes a good Parker, even with his English accent. Of course, Parker always gets away with his crimes. There’s also a lot of strong foul language, a revenge theme and some very strong bloody violence. The main messages in PARKER are immoral and totally unacceptable.

 

Innovation Films is a creative film entertainment company comprising multi-faceted service departments including production, distribution, consulting, marketing and publicity. 
Web: www.innovationfilms.co.za  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/innovationafri
Shop: http://www.innovationfilms.co.za/#!shop/c14xs

 
 

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