So I’m a little late to the game since Kingsman came out awhile back but I finally went to see it this week. I can honestly say I haven’t enjoyed a the music in a film this much since Guardians of the Galaxy.
Kingsman used it’s budget on making a good movie, not advertising so you might not have even seen a trailer. That’s okay. It’s always best to go into a movie knowing very little about it. In this case, if you like humorous action movies you’ll be in for a treat with Kingsman.
The Hobbit movie that comes out tomorrow will be the last chance we will have to see a Tolkien book made into a movie. That is of course, unless they make the The Silmarillion into a movie, which let’s be honest, would have to be something more like a PBS special.
I was able to see an advanced screening of the Hobbit movie and it doesn’t disappoint. I encourage everyone to watch the two previous movies before the new one. It does add to the experience. Aside from that though, the movie did a good job of wrapping up everyone’s story while fleshing out the battle more than the book. My only complaint, no spoilers, is that the music score seemed to mock the action more than complement it at points in the movie.
If you’re unaware this movie has been released in three different formats. 35mm, 70mm, and 4k digital. Not everyone will have the opportunity to see Interstellar the way it was intended to be seen, on 70mm, because of the limited release. With that said, it’s a good movie that you shouldn’t miss.
I wasn’t sure how a movie could really be made for 70mm, it’s been years since I went to an IMAX movie, but it’s true that Interstellar was made for 70mm. I am not typically the person who interrupts the movie experience for others, but I had to point out to my sister as we were watching that for shots where the setting was space the aspect ratio changed and the film would cover the whole screen! It’s an experience that you won’t be able to replicate even in the best home entertainment system.
I won’t spoil any of the plot, because I do think movies are better when you don’t know much going into it. (Hint: Stop watching trailers!) This is a “space movie” worth the time to see, and if you’re lucky enough to be able to see it in 70mm please go. The couple extra dollars is worth it.