All right, let’s switch gears to some exhilarating action here. In case you’re wondering, this genre is probably in my top 3… who doesn’t like to see a good action flick every now and then?
Here we go – the 3 action movies I think you should buy in BluRay this year:
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
This isn’t due to be released on DVD until August (and will likely still see showings in theatres today), so I’ll try not to ruin it too much for you! If you saw the first movie, you know that Charlize Theron makes an amazing Evil Queen. While her accent is on and off, she does an awesome job at the acting part – duh! Jessica Chastain from Zero Dark Thirty (haven’t seen it), Chris Hemsworth (Thor himself) and Emily Blunt from The Devil Wears Prada joins her for a good twist on the fairy tale. An Ice Queen manipulating people, an Evil Queen manipulating her sister and both of them manipulating the two protagonists, there’s a LOT of manipulation in this move. Throw in some wicked special effects and you’ve got an awesome fairy tale based flick! By the way, this movie got 4 out of 5 stars, so definitely one to add to your collection!
Ok, let’s start with fun tidbits – this movie was shot in Vancouver, BC – where I live! Ryan Reynolds also had to take a pay cut to film this movie… and now back to the review… This one was rated another 4 out of 5 stars and I think it was worthy of a 5, to be honest. It certainly had action, cheeky (sometimes quite literal) comedy and a love story. I think the combination of genres made it that much more entertaining and the storyline flowed well. It also made some references and featured cameos from other Marvel superheroes so that was very cool how they tied it in all together. I wouldn’t be surprised if a sequel was made for this one, so make sure you buy it before you’re the last person on earth who hasn’t seen this movie! Two thumbs way up!
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
3 out of 5 stars was the critics’ rating for this movie and I think it should be higher. Good old Katniss Everdeen comes back with a bold goal: to defeat the Capitol. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the series, the Hunger Games was set to a future time where North America as we know it today has been divided into different territories. It’s ruled by an iron fist which is the force that our main protagonist is trying to take down. It makes a lot of reference to the previous three movies (rightfully so since this is meant to be the end of the trilogy). And if you’re wondering, yes, Katniss finally decides between Peta or Gail. There’s a lot of fighting, a love story and you’re cheering for our heroes to be triumphant. Were they able to win the battle with the Capitol? You’ll have to buy the movie to find out!