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Film reviews in 10 tweets or less: Spooks, This Means War and Locke!

This was a thing I started a while ago. No one told me not to do it again. So, I’m doing it again.
We started off with:

Spooks: The Greater Good

downloadWhen a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.

I’ll be honest with you, while I was into Spooks the series when it first began, I didn’t really have an awful lot of time for the later seasons and the last one, set before this film, I didn’t watch at all… So, I barely remembered any of the characters (I’m told most of them weren’t in this film anyway) and I have no recollection of Kit Harrington being in the series… Though that might just be because I didn’t know Jon Snow back then… Anyway, I was lent this by a work colleague and I took to Twitter, but did I rant or did I rave?

October 27th
Tonight’s entertainment of choice is Spooks: The Greater Good. I literally recognise EVERYONE.
like i dont think there is a british actor that ISNT in this scene
watching this film makes me want to work for MI6. Can someone make that happen?
He’s in spooks btw.
Hearing Kit Harrington with a london accent is so weird
Seriously MI6 having multiple black vans drive around a car park is not at all inconspicuous.
I can’t look at Tim McInnery without thinking of Stephen Fry yelling DARLING.
This film is literally how to outspy a spy.

In conclusion, though the film was alright, it was literally just alright. There weren’t any big explosions or anything of any real excitement going on. It was fun, if a little weird, to see Kit Harrington run around London in a hoodie though.

This Means War


Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

I knew without even needing to watch this that it would be all kinds of terrible, but I was hoping that it would be one of those films that was so bad it was good. I’ll be honest, I bought it mostly because it was only £3 and I thought, well… For £3 I will get to look at both Chris Pine and Tom Hardy for an hour and a half, so… Why not!
Seriously though, this film came out like three years ago… Why the hell didn’t I watch it then? If you haven’t seen this film, there will be spoilers below. Sorry. (The DVD is great though because it has three alternate endings and they were all waaaaay better than the actual ending.)

8th November
Right, I am going to watch This Means War whilst attempting my next 5,000 words.
This film is awful and i love it already.
How did an english person get a job with the cia cos i’ve tried and they said i had to be american
(this is true and maybe one day I’ll tell that story)
Chris Pine lives in the world’s perviest house and t hardz is short af.
omg i ship it already.
Chris Pine you’re a creep and you need to step off T Hardz girl.
Reese better not choose either of these two. Seriously.
That film was great. I’d have chosen T Hardz though. Soz Chris.

You know when you watch a film and you know its terrible,but you love it anyway? Yes. That is exactly what this movie is. Watch it. Seriously, you won’t regret it.


Locke_poster Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.

I’ve seen this popping up on my recommended for you tab on Netflix (no prizes for guessing why I suppose) and after some investigation, I discover that this is a film that takes place entirely in one car with one man on a motorway and as I’m struggling a bit with the inner voice of my NANOWRIMO character, I thought it would be a good way of seeing how someone else managed one setting, one character, one voice narration. Also T Hardz.

14th November
Writing whilst watching Locke. Hoping it will give me some inspiration for one setting scenes…. We’ll see
Its your right of way mate…
T Hardz sounds so posh!
Oh wait, no he’s welsh!
OH that is not news you want to hear over the phone! 
“you can’t trust god when it comes to concrete”
You shouldn’t hog the middle lane dude.
How is the cinematography so amazing when the whole thing is set in a car?!
This dude cares far too much about concrete
Well that was intense

Intense is right! I love films that are really limiting in the sense that they have one setting or one character or whatever – there is a great early RDJ film called 2 Girls and a Guy that takes place entirely in his apartment and there is an entire story that takes place, its incredible stuff. This was very much the same, the entire film happens in a car on the motorway and yet there is so much going on! Thanks Netflix recommendations!

Other films I’ve watched recently that didn’t get the twitter treatment were:
What we do in the shadows – which was hilarious! The Incredibles which I watched for the first time recently with my niece, now I’m excited about the up coming sequel even though I feel like I shouldn’t be I don’t have the right! I only discovered it the other day!


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