Anyone seen anything good lately? It’s a pretty dire end of year release schedule.
I’ve been watching through the Purge films lately. I’ve seen the first three of them now. The first one was basically Panic Room. The third one had a really interesting concept but really ultimately didn’t say anything. The second one, however, was actually a great film. Good character development and action scenes while also actually exploring the overall concept well.
I also saw Anna and the Apocalypse at the British Film Festival last week. It’s one of the weirder genre mixes I’ve seen: a musical, a comedy, a Christmas movie and also a zombie film. It takes some pretty explicit cues from Shaun of the Dead and while it doesn’t reach those heights, it was a lot of fun. I’ll probably throw it into my annual Christmas movies list when it gets a full release.