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Well this is a pretty awful movie by Tobe Hooper. Tobe Hooper is responsible for the masterpiece “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” That film is one of the most gritty, tense and terrifying masterpieces ever filmed. How the hell did he end up making a shitty film like this? Its got a few fun bits in it, which is why it scores a 2 but over all, its pretty lame to be honest. Its full of the clich√©s that we all recognise, stupid kids go about being irresponsible and end up being stalked by a maniac. Yeah we have seen this kind of stuff before and done way better. It centres around a small theme park and after its closed down for the night, the kids decide to sneak in to a ride called the funhouse.

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It is here that they accidentally witness a murder by the parks “Frankenstein” mascot. They end up being pursued by this guy who is actually a freakishly deformed monstrous looking guy. On the whole there is a couple of interesting sequences, but this film doesn’t really grip your attention for long. The acting is pretty terrible too and there’s nothing stunning in the visual department either.

I was a bit disappointed by this movie. For one, I personally felt it was definitely more of a wolf man movie than a crossover. It seemed to me to take ages to get Frankenstein’s monster involved. Its pacing is quite slow and the characters are starting to feel tired to be quite honest. Its starts with some grave robbers who accidently release the wolf man. Talbot ends up in a hospital and escapes to leave Britain and find Dr Ludwig Frankenstein in the hope that the doctor will help him end his life. Ultimately though he accidently sets Frankenstein s monster free and they end up duelling.

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The script seems really weak and it just feels like they were coming up with any old idea to get the monsters to meet up and its feels weird to say it but it felt far-fetched. That sounds crazy considering the content, but it really does. Yeah this one definitely doesn’t have the magic that the previous movies had.

When you are really into film, like I am. There are some directors that you just simply have to look into because they are considered the best of all time. Alfred Hitchcock is one of these “top-tier” directors. I have only seen the magnificent film Psycho before this one, but I felt it was time that I start watching this guys movies. I got this movie and I have to admit that this is a superb film. It’s not only a really interesting idea, but its full of ¬†tension, which Hitchcock is the master of. Also its got some brilliant twists and turns. It’s a really clever idea that follows a character who has been in an accident and is confined to a wheelchair in his apartment. He is a photographer and passes the time of day by using his big lens to watch his neighbours going about their daily life’s.

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One night he hears a woman scream “don’t!” and a glass break. He gets his lens out and starts watching as a neighbour across the courtyard then starts leaving his apartment several times carrying a sample case. He also observes him cleaning a large knife and a handsaw. He notices hat the guys wife is nowhere to be seen. Thus he is now convinced that the guy has murdered his bedridden wife. He obsesses about it and his girlfriend at first doesn’t seem to share his theories and even questions whether he should be spying on people.

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The film is clever in many ways. We are left in the room with the main character for practically the whole movie. So we feel as secluded as he does and also we become voyeurs just like the main character. We simply aren’t sure if the guy has committed murder at all. There is evidence supporting both sides. Did he commit murder or is the main character just a tad paranoid? it’s a really great concept and some of the sequences towards the end are so tense, I was on the edge of my seat. This is a fantastic film that probably deserves 5 out of 5 but I would like to revisit it at some point. Great movie, by a very clever director!

Well I must admit that after the third film I did start to enjoy this series and become more interested in them. This one is as good as the last and gets into some pretty good storytelling. It follows Harry and his friends as they approach the triwizard tournament. The tournament is a competition between 3 schools to see who is the best wizard. They are all told that it will involve very dangerous trials and therefore no one under 17 years of age can enter. Those who wish to however must place their name into the goblet of fire. The goblet will then select the competitors itself.

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A strange twist happens when, after choosing the three competitors, the goblet then throws out Harry’s name. He swears that he didn’t put it in and couldn’t anyway due to a magical spell, set around the goblet, that forbids anyone underage from approaching it. Ron and Harry have quite a big fall out in this film which is nice to see that things aren’t as predictable as you think.

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In fact all of the characters are changing and growing up. They are starting to become young adults and the story seems to also be growing up as we go along. This is the darkest film in the series so far and has the return of the dark lord. The ending is great and leaves much despair in the air. I love the darker style in this it makes it much more interesting. This is another stylish movie and it seems the series has definitly found its feet.

In the fourth part of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, we see Ogami being hired to kill a highly skilled female assassin. She has tattoos on her front and back and strips to the waist when killing men. In order to find her he seeks out the tattooist that inked her up. In between the main plot of this movie there is a very small segment which fleshes out Daigoro’s character a bit more. I really liked this aspect and liked the fact that he got a little more screen time than usual. There is also a nice bit of back story added that we have never seen before involving the plotting behind the Yagyu clan and their hatred of Ogami.

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As always the fight scenes are amazing and the blood comes in waves. Its well made and thoroughly enjoyable but I have to admit it is starting to feel a little tired at this point. It’s still a great film though but is definitely the weakest of the 4 I have seen. I really did enjoy the female assassin Oyuki. I found hers and Daigoros scenes the most enjoyable in this movie. I am really looking forward to the next part though as on the whole the series has been phenomenal.

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