The superheroes remain strong this month. Apparently they're rapidly becoming my equivalent of soap operas: quick, easy watching to binge on when I just want to switch off. And speaking of binging... the month has ended with a week-long Harry Potter marathon. Why? Because the one benefit to adulthood is defining what that term entails!
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tl;dr: Crazy, stupid, fun. A feel good film that stands slightly taller than it perhaps should, thanks in large part to a fantastic cast.
tl;dr: A decent retread of Superman with just enough heart and thought to be entertaining, though at times inconsistent and never novel.
tl;dr: Beautiful, clever and refreshing introduction to some of DC's biggest names. Also, surprise Aquaman!
tl;dr: Perfection. A brilliant soundtrack, hilarious cast and wonderful direction combine to make a superhero tour de force!
tl;dr: A solid entrance to the franchise which has held up surprisingly well whilst maintaining a sense of mysticism.
tl;dr: Some stilted moments, but a worthy enough successor that greatly improves the world building and nicely increases the stakes.
tl;dr: Still the best directed film of the series, with some truly stunning cinematography and thematic linkages, but the plot feels a little less well put together than I had remembered.
tl;dr: Turns out, this is my favourite. A dark yet relatable plot, with a strangely realistic vision of evil in Umbridge, make for some very interesting social commentary and a much deeper, more personal experience. Harry Potter grows up!
tl;dr: Unfortunately focuses on budding love interests rather than the real stories at the heart of the plot and the parallels of Snape, Dumbledore, Draco and Harry. Very much a setup movie for the big finalé.