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Now Over To the Experts…#4

Reviews from top critics can make or break a film or TV show. I have scoured LoveFilm to find the most influential, accurate and informative (and then I’ve reviewed these reviews, obviously.)

This week, reviews from Alien – a seminal space horror film which redefined a genre and still terrifies generation after generation.

But what do the experts think?

Alien Poster

Scary and suspenseful

By a customer

Many of the ‘classics’ that one is urged to watch are poor in quality (cf. Blade Runner, Solaris, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), so I was pleasantly surprised that this film was actually enjoyable. The pace built throughout the film; the tension was gripping, particularly in the third act; the alien was actually scary (unlike many ‘monsters’ seen in films both old and new). It may not be the most intelligent film ever, but it is certainly entertaining.

Blade Runner was shit wasn’t it.

 

Good in its day but dated

By mikeswan

 This was a good film in 1979 but it looks very old now in 2012. The whole look of the film is now dated looks a bit like a 1990s computer game. Watch it for an old classic, but one that has not aged well. Some of the acting very good like the lead girl, others a bit cardboard.

“The…lead…girl”.

 Xenomorph

Alien

By a customer from Teignmouth

 must have been good in its day, but definitely dated.  Stopped watching after 30 minutes!

I hear it all kicks off in the 31st minute. Shame.

 

Alien

By a customer

very good film, although i think aliens has proberly got more action in it.

Stunning observation.

 The Cast of Alien

Not so thrilling

By Rich

 Thought it was a bit lacking story wise, and some of the invented sciencey things bugged me (like the motion sensor that picked up ‘micro changes in the air density’, something like that). I guess if I’d watched it when it was released, I’d have been more impressed, but I thought it was a bit slow paced and boring.

“the…invented…sciencey…things”.

 

It was ok

By Usama Iqbal

It was ok I don’t know wy they made it 18 then 15 because It was not scarey then alien looked like someone was dressed up like a alien even the way the alien walkes. They improove on the alien in the 2nd and the 3rd I haven’t saw the 4th yet but I think they will improove even more and the 5th they will look more real than we all expected but the first part is ok but the 3rd is better than the first and the 4th part may be better than the 1st as well the 2nd part is better than alien 1 and alien 3 I don’t know about the 4th yet because I haven’t seen it yet but I am going to rent it.

Even my old maths teacher would have trouble with this one.

 


Now Over To the Experts…#3

Reviews from top critics can make or break a film or TV show. I have scoured the web to find the most influential, accurate and informative (and then I’ve reviewed these reviews, obviously).

This week, reviews from LoveFilm customers (again) on Chungking Express. This homage to Western cinema is one of Director Wong Kar Wai’s seminal works, and, personally, one of my favourite films.

But what do the experts think?

 Chungking Express

Don’t bother watching this film – you will be disappointed

Rated - 0.5 stars

By a customer      

What a waste of time! The subtitles were few and far between so it was a matter of guesswork as to what was happening! That really coloured the whole thing for me cos’ if you don’t know what’s going on then there really is very little room for enjoyment. I won’t bother giving this a rating as it certainly doesn’t deserve one!

 Although, I see you have given it a rating.

 

waste of time

Rated - 0.0 stars

By a customer from Ambleside

This is the first review I have been moved to write, wow what a waste of time, spent the whole time waiting for something to happen. So what if it looks good (it dosent’t) its pure dross.

This customer is so disappointed they’ve spiralled into arguing with themselves.

 Chungking Express

Funny

Rated - 3.0 stars

By Chantal from London

A very different movie from your usual Hong Kong martial arts predictable plot.

Is Chungking Express a martial arts film?

 

California Dreaming, sigh

Rated - 3.0 stars

By MarkBarton  from Bristol

Not really my knid of genre – more of a romantic film HORRENDOUS overuse of ‘California Dreaming’ tune – if thats what its called

A complete assumption from MarkBarton here which somehow pays off. God knows how he (almost) worked the title out. Genius.

 

Tinned pineapple

Rated - 5.0 stars

By a customer from Sydenham, London

If I ate that much pineapple I’d throw up as well. California dreaming . . .

I’ve got nothing.

 


Now Over To the Experts…#2

Reviews from top critics can make or break a film or TV show. I have scoured the web to find the most influential, accurate and informative (and then I’ve reviewed the reviews, obviously).

This week, reviews from LoveFilm customers (again) on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – an absolute classic starring Jack Nicholson.

But what do the experts think?

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


jack nicholson’s amazing hair

Rated - 5.0 stars  

By cheesekake

ever noticed in films how the main characters have perfectly quoffed hair, without a single hair outa place. Yet in Jack Nicholson’s films his hair has a life of its own, and is as bedraggled as bedsheets on a bad nights sleep bed.

just thought I’d put the point across before I told you that I reckon this film was brilliant, Nicholson at his best.

defo worth watching.

And we start off with a review of Jack Nicholson’s hair. Also, my new favourite sentence: as bedraggled as bedsheets on a bad nights sleep bed.


good story

Rated - 3.5 stars  

By a customer from basingstoke

this isent normily my kind of films but it did have a good story to it and i think alot of people will like this film it is worth watching and yeah i fort it was good but i think some of u people might love it if ur in to dramas u will love it. but im not in to dramas like some people but i still give it a good ok so yeah watch it its a good film ok so yeah worth seeing and i fort it was gonna be borring but even i fort it had a good story so if u like dramas this good b a grate film u will like.im in to action films my selff lol not this kind but yeah it was good 🙂

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