Octogeek – Tomb Raider, Rock Monsters, Isle of Dogs
September 26, 2017 Paul Caldwell 0 Comments
Do you like dogs? Do you like Lara Croft? Do you like trains? Do you like rock monsters? We’ve got 3 of those things this week and there’s only one way to find out which they are. Follow me.
This time Lara’s back and she’s not Angelina Jolie. It does look a bit by the numbers though…. Still it can’t be much worse than Tomb Raider: Cradle of Doom or whatever it was. I’m still waiting for the scene where she locks her butler in the freezer.
Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson likes to make the same film over and over again with mostly the same cast. It just so happens that I like his casting and his films. This one’s stop motion which is great because Fantastic Mr Fox was, well, Fantastic. It’s set on an Island of Dogs in Japan and the trailer is far too long.
Murder on the Orient Express
You can’t really out Poirot, David Suchet. So Kenneth Branagh has opted to try and out mustache him instead. I think he’s achieved what he set out to do here. Well done. This is a classic train murder thing with lots of people with nefarious reasons for killing whoever gets killed but only one of them did it. Or maybe two of them. Maybe more, who can tell without having prior knowledge of the story? Not me. I like the train with the red smoke too. Nice work.