Rise of the Guardians Review
By Simon Jago
It seems to me that the film industry has become a bit of a cesspit for soulless computer generated kids films pumped out on an assembly line with stories as shallow as a paddling pool and graphics that look as if they’ve been created by some spotty teenager in his bedroom. Coming soon… A banana’s struggle to overcome racism in a world dominated by bigot apples. A collection of bed bugs must rally together to win the race and along the way realise that friendship is more important than winning. A talking salmon proves to the world that he can become the greatest ping pong champion but learns that it doesn’t matter about proving your worth to anyone as long as you value yourself for who you are… the list goes on. However, does Dreamworks’ latest computer generated feature Rise of the Guardians follow this all to familiar trend?
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Review
By Simon Jago
After the success of the BBC drama ‘Sherlock’ it’s impossible not to compare another recent adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s source material. After enjoying Guy Richie’s first Sherlock adventure, I began watching ‘Game of Shadows’ desperately trying to ignore the television series but I just couldn’t do it, the similarities in style, despite being set a over one hundred years apart were too great.