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Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Cat Returns film review

RELEASED  27th May 2005 (UK)
DIRECTOR Hiroyuki Morita
CAST Chiziru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda
RUNNING TIME  75 mins.
“Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear” this is said by the baron (hakamada) he says this to Haru (Maeda). This sentence becomes relevant later on in the film when Haru starts changing into a cat. I thought that the movies voice actors did very well to portray that they were doing something and to have it match the actions of the animation.
Haru seems to be like any other school girl, she has a crush on a guy in her class and she is quite unorganised but she has a gift that she is unaware of, she can talk to cats. When she is walking home from school with her friend she sees a cat walk past with a box in its mouth, Haru and her friend stop and watch it while it crosses a road, but as it gets to the middle of the road the traffic lights turn from red to green and a large lorry is getting closer to the cat, Haru panics then runs towards the cat and saves it from being run over. Haru is visited by the king of the Kingdom Of Cats and finds out that she saved the prince, he says that she will be rewarded for what she has done, the next day she is chased by cats, has lots of live mice in her locker at school and then gets an unexpected visit from another cat that says that Haru will marry the prince, did Haru make a big mistake by saving the cat. Haru meets old friend makes new friends and has a large mix of emotions throughout the film.
In my lead paragraph i said that I thought that the movies voice actors did very well to portray that they were doing something and to have it match the actions of the animation. In the opening sequence of the movie Haru is rushing to school and from the voice acting you could tell that even if you close your eyes and did not look at the screen.
Overall the movie did very well to present the feelings that the director wanted to present to the audience the subtitles were easy to read and if you don’t like subtitles there is the English dub version where Haru is voice acted by Anne Hathaway.

I am Number Four film review

RELEASED 23rd Febuary 2011 (UK)
CAST Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Diana Agron
RUNNING TIME  109 mins.
The movie is an adaptation of I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore a pseudonym created by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, it is the first book in the Lorien legacies. This adaptation isn’t as good as the book but what adaptation is? The movies special effects, romance and enigmas worked well together to keep the audience’s attention. “You have no idea what I'm capable of” is said by the protagonist of the film, the protagonist believes that he is very powerful due to his abilities he wants what he wants and he gets it, this develops throughout the rest of the film by showing how powerful he actually is and also how weak he is. Overall I would give the movie 3.5 out of 5 and recommend this movie to any sci-fi lover, even people who don’t like sci-fi movies may enjoy this movie.
 The movie starts out by showing the audience number 3 and his cepan (a protector) be murdered, we then see a number four he is having fun and then his leg starts to burn and emit light out of his leg, unfortunately there are witnesses and he has to leave the state, he ends up moving to Paradise, Ohio at first number four resents the place but with a few friends and some love along the way he begins to like the town, as he is moving number four’s cepan gives him a new identity for Ohio, he will be named John Smith.
In the lead paragraph I wrote Overall I would give the movie 3.5 out of 5 and recommend this movie to any sci-fi lover, even people who don’t like sci-fi movie may enjoy this movie. I wrote this because I personally don’t like sci-fi movies, I wouldn’t sit down and watch star trek saying that this movie was very good the trailer encouraged me to watch the film because it made the film look really good, the movie even exceeded my expectations I did not think it was going to be as good as it was. The action and suspense built up throughout the film worked really well to keep my focus and entertain me.  However after reading the book I think it should have had the flashbacks when John had seen Lorien be destroyed.  
The movie has done very well to keep the audience’s attention , the questions by the audience when watching the film are answered throughout the film there are some that are still unanswered at the end and this has been left for another film if you haven’t watched the film yet I recommend you watch the movie.  
3.5 stars out of 5

Sunday, 27 November 2011

drugs report

How different drugs affect individuals

There are many different types of drugs in the world and the affect individuals in different ways; drugs affect individuals physically and psychologically.
Cocaine is a stimulant that has strong but short-lived effects; Cocaine is a very serious drug that can cause someone with a previous mental health problem to relapse. Cocaine is very similar to Speed, the differences are Cocaine is stronger and the effects don’t last as long, when the effects of Cocaine are wearing off the desire to take more increases. Cocaine only takes around two minutes after use for the effects to reach their peak and a further ten minutes for the effects to wear off. If an individual has taken a lot of Cocaine in one night it is not uncommon for them to have flu like symptoms the next day. In a questionnaire that I carried out one of the participants wrote down that Cocaine gave him “the feeling of 10 men”.

Gnomeo and Juliet film review

Gnomeo and Juliet
Released - 11/02/2011
Certificate - U
Director - Kelly Asbury
Cast- James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Jason Statham
Running time - 84 mins.

This adaptation follows the main storyline of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the movie adds twists that are not in the original book to appeal and be more suitable to a family audience. “And payback is going to be fun” gnomeo does not know what he is getting himself in for. The movie exceeded my expectations because I didn’t think that the film was going to be as funny as the trailers were making out because of the book that it was adapted from. The comedy aspect of the movie did very well to keep the audience’s attention and amuse people of all ages.

The reds and blues hate each other and this is obvious straight away in the movie. We then met the main characters, their personalities and actions defined how they would be throughout the film. Gnomeo and Juliet soon meet and start rebelling against their parents’ wishes the suspense and comedy build up throughout the film and an explosive ending leaves the movie with an unexpected outcome. The movie had songs from Elton John and changed the lyrics to suit the movies storyline the lyrics are also funny such as “I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well, a few of the verses, well, they’ve got me quite cross
But the sun’s been quite kind while I wrote this song
It’s for people like you that keep it turned on”. Also Gnomeo’s mom says “may he rest in pieces” after one of the characters is smashed which also adds to the comedy value. 

The movie doesn’t follow everything from the book even the names are changed a little but the overall outcome of the film was surprisingly entertaining (3 stars out of 5)