Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!
This Means War (02/03/12)
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.
Hand on heart, this was probably the most fun film I’ve seen this year. Yes, it’s just another McG mindless action film. Yes, the plot’s very simplistic. But you know what? I enjoyed it. Sometimes, I need a bit of mindless fun.
I know a lot of people are asking why on Earth Tom Hardy felt like he had to do this film. I’m glad he did. Yes, he’s an incredibly strong actor with some amazing performances behind and ahead of him. But he got to do something a little light here. For that, I’m grateful. And yes, I might just be a little bit more in love with Tom Hardy now.
I thought the film flipped between your typical romcom to action film fairly well. The action sequences were done well enough. Nothing amazing, but they weren’t botched. Tom Hardy and Chris Pine were great together. Bromance lives!
When the film ended the audience actually applauded. This just doesn’t happen (often). Especially not here in England. We’re just too uptight! And yet, the entire packed cinema were applauding and cheering.
Read on to see all the films watched this year…