I was fortunate to attend an early screening of this film in London, I have read some recent reviews of it before its main opening and I'm wondering if we've seen the same film. It's clear everybody in this film is having fun, its a nice fun movie with a good cast and some genuine laugh out loud moments. Simon Pegg's performance is his best outside of the Edgar Wright/Nick Frost collaborations and the rest of the cast all join in the fun. Sadly this was Robin William's final performance, apparently he completed his vocals just weeks before his sad passing. This film also <more>
features all of the remaining Pythons in vocal roles as aliens and its great to, if only vocally, see them back together again.I would recommend going to see this, you will leave with a smile on your face, it's not going to change your life but for 90 mins or so it will be a good and fun way to spend your time!
Hanging out with friends and telling them how much I love this movie!! So good 😂
Zany British comedy (by onondaffy)
I loved this film so much I had to watch it again. If you could imagine how a Monty Python film would look in 2015 this is it. Great story line and a superb cast. If you had stumbled on this film as I did, you begin to realise that the top comedic actors of the last 50 years are the voices for a group of crazy aliens and a dog.Simon Pegg as Neil plays the classic ordinary guy, with an ordinary life who suddenly finds he is able to make extraordinary things happen. Also a great performance by Sanjeev Bhaskar Neil's hapless friend Ray. I can't understand why the reviews haven't been <more>
better. But perhaps it takes a certain type of humour. I could recite the whole of Monty Python's Holy Grail and most of Douglas Adams Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy and if this type of nonsense does not appeal to you then you might not understand the humour in this film either.
Enjoy it for what it is (by chris_rowe-881-168820)
In this day and age with what seems like endless Hollywood blockbusters coming out a lot of movie goers seem to expect Oscar worth films with every purchase but not every film can have timeless performances or a flawless scripts!This film is what I call a perfect lazy film, it's simple, funny, charming and really makes you relax. It's effortless to watch and thoroughly enjoyable. The plot is obviously not going to be feasible but it doesn't have to be.... Sometimes imaginations stretch far from the norm, that's the beauty of cinema. I felt this film, however far fetched still <more>
felt real, a lot of the things he used the powers on were believable and true to what many regular people would do!Robin Williams from beyond the grave stole the show as Dexter, another reminder of what a great and versatile actor he was, he was perfect and that angle was great!! However the rest of the relationships seemed a bit offish, in the opening exchanges Ray and Neil didn't seem to particularly like each other so the jump to them as best mates felt false. Sadly there seemed to be no chemistry between pegg and beckinsdale, the idea of the love blossoming without power would have been beautiful had the actual spark been visible and not a case of him lusting after a slightly stuck up neighbour who happens to be fit! That was the only downfall but Williams coupled with monty Python were great! Pegg was his usual self, he seems to play the same sort of hapless goofy loser in every film, this worked, much like the worlds end its dependant on you liking pegg as an actor, if you don't you may dislike it but the unusual nature and overall quirkiness of the film make it enjoyable for the whole family bar 2-3 pg moments and bits of bad language.Easy to watch and will leave you smiling
This is a great film, except, for some reason, they have put 6 F-words in it. I'm only 10, so I was surprised to see such bad language in a 12A. However, it is a very funny film. I especially like the part where he is watching TV and seeing all the stuff he has done wrong. This is on of my favourite films, so I was very surprised when I looked at the rating in the morning 8.6 and then the rating after I went to see it 6.1 .I highly recommend this film, though not for kids.Look at the IMDb Parents Guide I tried to get it on Common Sense Media, but it wouldn't work .
Simon is back! (by dagallop)
I admit it, I watched this movie because I think Kate Beckinsale is gorgeous and Simon Pegg seemed to be on a downward spiral and because I was curious how they would do together.I was laughing aloud within the first few minutes. It pretty much persisted throughout the movie, and it placed Simon back up there! Kate inherited her extensive talent from her father Richard who, I laughed at in Rising Damp and Porridge as a 'youth'! There really wasn't anything or anyone in the movie that wasn't great, Eddie Izzard is as brilliant as ever and it was almost a 'get together' <more>
for the Monty Python team in the voice acting, and with Robin Williams, how could this lose??Great story, great acting, great cinematography, great special effects and great directing. I fail to see how anyone could not give this a two thumbs up!
This film follows a man named Neil Clarke Simon Pegg and his story after being granted the ability to get whatever he wishes for by a group of aliens as an experiment.This film had some great advertisements that interested me to watch this film. Its plot line alone, the ability to grant any wish you have to come true, had me intrigued. The film does a good job at keeping the 'wonder' feel going throughout the film. The missing two stars are because i just feel so much more could of been done in this film and there were many opportunities to branch out and do different stuff, but <more>
most of the time they kept it simple. A few of his wishes were clever and mad me really wonder 'what would i wish for?' but some were far too simple.I won't spoil it because this is spoiler free, but the ending to this film isn't as good as the first half of the film. That was probably the weakest part. You won't walk out of this movie thinking 'Oh my gosh Simon Pegg just delivered the best performance in his entire career' but, that does not mean it was bad. the acting was good, the editing was fine as well and overall, i recommend this film on a rainy day as entertainment to pass the time. I doubt it will be the best film you have ever seen but you will have a fun time with it. 8/10
A story you'd expect from Douglas Adams (by in1984)
8.25 of 10. Amusing, alien-based soft-science fiction. Not as intricate as Douglas Adams' classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or its 2005 adaptation, but delivers in almost every other way. It's too bad it wasn't developed a little more and made into a longer film.Besides Simon Pegg being the ideal pick for the lead character, Robin Williams doing another post-death cameo as the voice of a dog character - speaking, thinking animals being another favorite of Adams - adds a lot of fun and post-film credits enjoyment to a story about humans getting in the way of our alien <more>
overlords.More than just comedy or sci-fi-light, there's some excellent satire, subtexts, and recursive comprehension built into the film, making it one of the rare alien, animal-speaking films that are almost believable.
A simple, silly, but funny and enjoyable family movie. (by Alexlionfire)
What should I start with ? Oh, yes, I don't really get the mediocre score and reviews for this movie. Yeah, it's not another Holymollywood show thank heavens! , it's not amazing in any way, but it does great at being a simple, enjoyable and funny movie to watch with your family. Both Simon Pegg and Kate are lovely to watch here. You can just sit, relax and have a fun time. It clearly doesn't try to be smart or serious, people should understand this. There's also a tiny but nice message in it, that once understood, makes a better image of it all. If you enjoyed <more>
"Hector and the search for happiness", you should give this one a try. We need more movies like this!