Well its that time of year that many of us feel like snuggling up with a soft blanket, and a creamy hot chocolate in hand to watch a DVD or two. It is actually three in this case as Warner Bros sent us 3 films to watch. Three great choices to watch this Christmas time....
First up was New Year's Eve, which in my opinion is a great DVD to watch during this festive time.
"New Year's Eve celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts in the intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year." --(C) Warner Bros.
Basically it follows the lives and relationships of many on News Year's Eve and although there were quite a lot of different story lines and plots to follow, I did just about keep up. I would say it is possibly an attempt at Love actually, that perhaps doesn't quite make it but enjoyable for me all the same. Its a very girly movie in my opinion, and has quite some stars in it, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Halle Berry, Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro, and Jon Bon Jovi to mention just a few. I would describe it as a feel good, romantic movie, entertaining and a perfect Sunday morning watch.
Next up was The Dark Knight Rises....
Not being a big fan of super hero films, I decided to give this a go and it was, it has to be said quite a production. An action packed and entertaining film, with some great visuals. With Christian Bale adding emotional depth as Batman and Michael Cain giving a fantastic performance I was drawn into the story and plot line of this dynamic film. Despite his tarnished reputation after the events in the Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the City. There is a lot of suspense that keeps this film exciting and with many a twist and turn. Its quite a long film though I was kept entertained throughout. I would definitely recommend this as one to watch.
Finally we have the children's film, which they (and I) loved. The Polar Express is a wonderful film to watch at Christmas....
It begins with a doubting boy and a group of other young children who board a magical train on Christmas Eve, that is heading towards The north Pole and the home of Santa Claus.. What unfolds is an adventure which the boy, during his magical ride, embarks on a journey of self discovery and shows him the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. We all snuggled up on the sofa for this one and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was the sort of film that got us all in the Christmas spirit and re affirmed our faith in Christmas. I felt the CGI was used well to capture the feel and essence of the film and made the film what it was. The scenery was just gorgeous and Tom hanks as the conductor who tells the boy, "The true meaning of Christmas is in your heart." was great as the character. Definitely a magical film to watch, especially at Christmas and Master Poppins has watched it about 4 times already, he loves it :)
So some great movie choices there to keep us entertained, and all of which can be found on Amazon
Disclosure: We were sent 3 DVD's for the purpose of this review blog post, all words and opinions are my own, unless stated.