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The Rocket (2013)
“A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, to prove he’s not bad luck he builds a giant rocket to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.”
This film won big both at Berlin and Tribeca so I had high hopes. This is a great family friendly film. The cinematography was stunning (I think I need to go to Laos!) The child actors in particular gave great performances. A feel-good movie with the predictable happy ending but nothing wrong with that when it’s executed like this. I loved the Uncle Purple character. If you want a warm fuzzy, touched feeling this is one to watch
Rating Out of Ten
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
“A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.”
Right, let me set my mantle out from the start. It’s rare I pick something from the Fanomenon section of the programme. I’m not a Horror girl and I have been known to be a little bit squeamish. OK, so what did I think to this? I left the cinema feeling incredibly shell-shocked and nauseous due to one particular scene near the end of the film (I coped with some of the earlier violent scenes just fine). I’m still struggling to get my head around whether this level of violence was necessary to add to the power of the message here of if it went a step too far. I think I’m swaying towards the former. In terms of plot, there’s nothing new here, it’s been done before (think Hard Candy or The Hunt and certainly the former handles the violence in a more delicate and less in-your-face way than this). There’s clever balance here with the script managing to handle a very dark subject with just the right balance of humour which doesn’t in any way cheapen the issues. I think I need another watch (with a cushion ready for that scene) but this has grown on me the more I’ve reflected on it. Well worth a watch.
Rating Out of Ten
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