IT IS RARE FOR ME TO SEE A MOVIE WHEN IT’S STILL IN THEATERS BUT THANKS TO PARAMOUNT PICTURES I WAS ABLE TO CATCH UP ON SOME THAT I MISSED!
Recently the fine folks at Paramount Pictures had sent me a code to some of the movies I missed so that I could share my thoughts on them with you. Part 1 discussed the classic film Airplane and Part 2 talked about Jungleland and The Little Prince. We’ve returned for Part 3 with The Vault and Love and Monsters!
The Vault follows a professional scavenger in search of a long lost treasure but as the key to his search is found it is apprehended by the Spanish government and placed in the world’s most secure vault. Enlisting the help of a genius level engineer, played by Freddie Highmore, they begin planning for the heist of the century. When watching this film I hoped for a heist like Ocean’s 11 and was not disappointed in the brilliance of the vault and the plan to get inside, however it lacked the personality of the film. Despite this it was a solid film that stands on its own with some great performances.
Love and Monsters
An asteroid threatens all life on Earth and the world’s governments respond by blasting it with missiles before it can destroy all life, of course the radiation from the attack does nearly just that. It instead mutates anything cold blooded into monstrous versions of themselves and create a new apocalypse. Dylan O’Brien somehow discovers the colony his pre-apocalypse girlfriend is living at and following a near death experience leaves his bunker in search of her. Having never fought the creatures of this new world he must learn to adapt quickly if he hopes to survive. The film was absolutely fantastic, between the highly detailed visuals, superb acting and writing, this film is a must for anyone that enjoys stories about a dystopian future.