Black Panther: Ryan’s Movie Reviews #5

Hello and welcome to Ryan’s Movie Reviews! In this special edition, I’ll be reviewing Black Panther, the latest instalment in the MCU. I’m going to try to avoid Spoilers-ville as much as possible, but a few minor spoilers or scenes may be either mentioned or referred to.

Prior to watching Black Panther, I had a list of my favourite Marvel movies. The list included X-Men movies too and had Deadpool and Logan in joint first, Thor: Ragnarok in third and Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy in joint fourth. When I found about Black Panther getting his own solo movie, I was pretty hyped. I loved Chadwick Boseman as the Wakandan Warrior in Civil War, and I had high hopes for this film. Reviews for it were promising and I was excited to watch it. I saw Black Panther on the day it came out in the UK (13th February) with friends and we all had our expectations fulfilled and thoroughly enjoyed the film.

With an all-star, predominantly black cast, Black Panther is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Ryan Coogler directs the story of T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) returning to Wakanda after his father’s death. As the precious Vibranium resource that is exclusive to Wakanda is under attack, it’s up to T’Challa to rise as the Black Panther and protect Wakanda from its threats.

Ryan Coogler did a phenomenal job as director. The ‘Creed’ director was the perfect man to lead Black Panthers direction. One thing that I loved in Creed that Coogler used in Black Panther was the ‘One Shot Fight’. This is used for the water fight between T’Challa and Killmonger and perfectly suited the scene. It was smooth, fun to watch and awesome. Chadwick Boseman takes on the titular character, and I can think of no one better for the role than him. He presented T’Challa as a respectable, fair and noble leader wonderfully. I liked Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, T’Challa’s ex-girlfriend and warrior. Though her character introduction was a little hazy for me, she was great for the role. Danai Gurira played the Head of the Wakandan Women’s Warriors called Okoye. She was awesome and great fun to watch on the screen. W’Kabi, a friend of T’Challa’s, was played by Daniel Kaluuya. I can’t say too much about his character without a little spoiler, but his character arc was smart and beautiful to watch it develop. It’s also worth mentioning Winston Duke as M’Baku, the leader of a Wakandan tribe. Though he’s not a large part of the film, he is key to the final act and serves up some of the best comedy in the film, especially with his vegetarian line. It was a pleasant surprise to see Martin Freeman reprises his role of Everett Ross, a CIA agent we first met during Civil War. He was great fun and, like W’Kabi, had an interesting character arc. I struggled to pick just one character that I loved overall in Black Panther and eventually ended up with three, so I’ll review them in no particular preference order. Andy Serkis played Ulysses Klaue, one of the villains trying to trade Vibranium for diamonds. His character was hilarious and gave the film a less serious tone. Shuri, played by Letitia Wright also brought a comedic element to the movie. The scene of Shuri showing her older brother the new tech at the start of the film was fantastic and really showcased her talent. Finally, Michael B Jordan shines for me as the villain of Erik Killmonger. Though he’s not as evil as Loki, Jordan’s portrayal of Killmonger was without a doubt one of the best things about Black Panther. I must hand it to Boseman and Jordan for their acting in this film. Boseman’s character chemistry with Shuri was superb, as Boseman and Wright captured a siblings relationship perfectly. I also liked the relationship between Boseman and Nyong’o’s characters. It was well done and developed neatly and smoothly throughout the film. I must give some extra credit to Michael B Jordan. He fully immersed himself in the role of Killmonger and no one else could have played him that way, and especially not to the standard that Jordan did.

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T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) takes on Killmonger (Michael B Jordan)

Assumably, most people saw the soundtrack of Black Panther prior to actually watching the film. I liked the use of ‘Pray for Me’ by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar for the casino scene, and I felt putting in a kind of pump in the back was well suited to the setting. I had ‘All the Stars’ by Kendrick Lamar and SZA stuck in my head throughout the film but felt it could have been used elsewhere during the movie. The best musical moment for me was the escape from Korea with Vince Staples and Yugen Blakrok’s ‘Opps’ blasting. It was highly entertaining to watch.

Black Panther’s story was smart and sleek. The way Coogler and Boseman had T’Challa torn between being a good king yet still somewhat unstable was awesome. I liked the opening animation to the film, as it gave us an entertaining yet prompt introduction and backstory to the film. It was also done using Coogler’s classic ‘one-shot’ technique. As mentioned earlier, this was used for T’Challa’s and Erik’s water fight, which left me in awe. I found the story to be a little slow moving in a few places, but I enjoyed it overall. I also enjoyed the action and violence in the film was amazing. I’m a fan of goriness in cinema and Black Panther did it wonderfully. I did feel that for the age rating of 12A it was a bit much, but nonetheless still was fantastic.

Out of everything in Black Panther, there are a few things I must praise and highlight as my favourite parts. First off, the casino scene and escape were just amazing. It showcased the real power Vibranium had and was entertaining to watch. I also loved the scene of Shuri showing off Wakanda’s new tech to T’Challa. Not only did this scene demonstrate a close sibling bond, but gave the audience another insight into what Vibranium is capable of, as well as giving the film a comedic side to it too. I loved the water fight between T’Challa and Killmonger. I know I’ve mentioned it in this post before, but it was magnificent and could not be beaten.

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Wakandan Warriors

Black Panther gets itself an 8.3/10 from me. From fantastic fight scenes to stunning CGI visuals, Black Panther has got it all. It was well worth the wait and hype, and I think it’s Coogler’s greatest film to date, so much so that Doctor Strange has been booted off the favourites list and now Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther are tied in 3rd place. I wait excitedly for Creed 2. I urge you to go and watch Black Panther. Not only is it the next story in the MCU, but it is incredible. All my expectations for it were filled, and it is truly a masterpiece. Hats off to you Ryan Coogler, you’ve done a brilliant job here!

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The Big Sick: Ryan’s Movie Reviews #4

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I could relate to Kumail Nanjiani’s latest hit, ‘The Big Sick’. I’ve seen a few examples in real life where an Indian or Pakistani person I knew was unable to go out with someone of their choice due to family and traditional reasons. This film publicised the issue, but with a somewhat comedic element.

Starring Kumail Nanjiani (as himself), Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, The Big Sick looks at Kumail, a Pakistani-American comedian living in Chicago. He meets Emily Gardener and they get together, but his family life interferes and they break up. Emily then comes down with an illness which leaves her in a coma. Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her parents while she’s in the coma. She wakes up and her feelings for him are the same, where she thinks he’s an ‘asshole’. I can’t say much more or we’d be entering spoilers-ville.

Kumail Nanjiani was awesome, and I guess acting out something that you have personally experienced was good. The jokes he delivered were amusing, but I’ll get to what I thought of the comedy later. I liked Holly Hunter and Ray Romano as Beth and Terry Gardener (Emily’s parents). They portrayed the concerned parents who were going through a couple issues quite well. However, I personally thought that their acting could have been a bit more varied. Particularly for Romano, but both characters seemed very monotone and stuck in one mood. Zoe Kazan was perfectly suited to the character of Emily. She had range and though she was hospitalised for some of her role, the parts where she acted were superb. I particularly liked the way that she ended the film, by relating it back to the beginning, but with a bit more humour. That combined with the twist ending (again, I won’t reveal it, but that may give it away. Oops!) was fantastic!

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Lovebirds ❤️

I am personally not a massive fan of love movies, but there was a lot of press surrounding this film so I thought I’d check it out. From what I saw of its TV adverts and YouTube trailers, The Big Sick was advertised as more of a comedy. I didn’t really find it as funny as I expected. The scene of Beth yelling in the comedy club while Kumail tried to calm it all down was pretty funny, as was the 9/11 conversation in the hospital. I can see that there were moments that attempted to make the audience laugh, but failed to make me do so. I enjoyed watching the relationship between Emily and Kumail develop, and there were points where I felt like I was part of the emotional rollercoaster. I did feel that the chemistry and bonding between Nanjiani and Emily’s parents were quite awkward. You must hand it to Kumail, as his determination both in the film and in real life, did pay off. The chemistry between Kumail and Emily is convincing and good fun to watch.

One of my favourite scenes was Beth’s freak out at the comedy club, as that was a hilarious part of the film that lived up to the comedic expectation I had for it. I also loved the ending. It was sweet and a little twist that I was not expecting. I honestly don’t know what much else to say about The Big Sick. It was an interesting and fun film but I expected more from it. I thought I’d laugh a little more and sympathise with the characters more too. That being said, it was still enjoyable.

I’m going to give The Big Sick 7.1/10. It was entertaining to watch but I personally found it lacking in a few places. One of the things that I didn’t like, and I completely understand that this may have been unavoidable and that life can be a little cliché and it was based on a true story, but I found it a little too cliché in some places. If you’re looking to watch The Big Sick, it’s currently available on Amazon Prime Movies.

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The Hangover: Ryan’s Movie Reviews #3

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It’s pretty common to find a movie that makes you laugh. It’s a little tougher to watch one that has some hilarious moments that will always stick with you. But then there’s the incredibly rare gem every now and again of a film that will have you belly-laughing throughout. And 2009’s ‘The Hangover’ is no exception from this comedic, rare gem utopia.

With an all-star cast of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis and following the direction of comedic genius Todd Phillips (Borat, War Dogs), The Hangover is a laugh-out-loud comedy that looks at a groom and his three best men having a wild bachelor party in Vegas, only to wake up and discover that they’re hungover and have lost the groom. And it’s one day to go before the wedding. These all combine to make a hysterical movie, that is a must watch.

The direction from Phillips was great, and the way the whole story and film flowed was awesome. I have no idea who, but whoever did the entire storyline and sequencing of events for this film deserves praise. I imagine a group of writers, where one of them said ‘and then they’ll wake up with a-a tiger in the bathroom!’ and someone replied ‘and that’s Mike Tyson’s tiger that they stole!’ and the whole room dying of laughter. I certainly was, especially with all the little plot points and ridiculous little twists. The audience is left trying to piece together the puzzle of where Doug (the groom, played by Justin Bartha) is. I had an amazing time watching this, and still do enjoy rewatching it over again. I believe that the acting from all characters was top notch. Ed Helms took on the role of Stu, a dentist in a bad relationship where he’s about to pop the question to his girlfriend. Helms was perfect for the role of Stu, I can’t think of anyone better to have played this character. Helms was well-suited to the role and played Stu’s freaked out, over-reactive character wonderfully. And his Mike Tyson tiger song was pure gold! The cool guy of Phil was played by Bradley Cooper who was also well suited the role. His character delivered a few laughs, but mainly served as a voice of reasoning and the leader of the Wolf Pack. Though he’s not seen for much of the film, Justin Bartha’s Doug was an interesting character. He’s worth mentioning as he was the groom of it all, and his character is very likeable. I understand that when the premise of the film is lose the groom in Vegas, the character of the groom won’t be seen much, but it would have been brilliant to see more of him somewhere. Heather Graham played Jade, a stripper and escort the Wolfpack meet during their drunk adventures through Sin City. I can’t say too much otherwise we’d be entering spoiler-ville, but Jade is an interesting character who’s good fun. I personally have two favourite characters from the film, Alan and Leslie Chow. Zach Galifianakis plays Alan, the brother of the bride who is somewhat responsible for losing Doug. Galifianakis was one of the best parts of the film. He had me dying of laughter! From what’s illegal on an airplane to persuading Mr Chow to not whack him with a crowbar, Alan is easily one of the funniest parts of the film. I also couldn’t review The Hangover without mentioning Ken Jeong’s highly entertaining character, Mr Leslie Chow. With a combination of humour and madness, he was one of the best parts of the film. We first meet Jeong’s character when he springs out of a car’s boot, naked and thwacking some of our protagonists with a crowbar. Alan tells Chow ‘I hate Godzilla! I hate him too! He destroys cities! Look this isn’t your fault, I’ll get you some pants!’,which is one of my favourite scenes. Another great thing about this film is the relationship between Chow and Alan. Chow is a crafty individual who views Alan as his best friend. Alan is a somewhat abnormal character who seeks friendship. The pair suits each other beautifully, and the friendship between them is so fun to watch.

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‘To a night the four of us will never forget’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I quite enjoyed the music in The Hangover. ‘Stu’s Song’ by Ed Helms is both catchy and hilarious, as is Alan’s ‘Three Best Friends’ song. I think the choice of ‘Fever’ for when the guys wake up hungover is perfect for the scene, as was Flo Rida’s ‘Right Round’ for the end of the film when the photos piece together chronologically the night it all went down. There were a couple best musical moments for me. The first is when the band at the wedding played ‘Fame’ after Stu and Melissa’s argument, it was a hilarious mismatch for the scene that was awesome. But even more awesome than that was the other best musical moment for me. This was Mike Tyson air-drumming and rocking out to ‘In The Air Tonight’ with Stu, Alan and Phil before knocking Alan out. It was such an unexpected and hysterical few seconds that the song plays throughout, making it such a memorable moment.

The story was awesome. Hands down fantastic. The best thing about the story is how it was pieced together. Like a jigsaw, you have all the pieces but you can put them together in any way you want. Instead of joining up the story from the rooftop to the moment that they lost Doug, Phillips decides to go time hopping from 5am to 12am, then to 2am and so on. I love this as it shows how crazy the night was but also makes for some hilarious scenes and makes the audience begin to picture how the whole night went down. I also like the tiny twists that provide us with laughs, like waking up and finding a random baby (which Alan names Carlos because why not?!) in a closet, or finding your friend’s missing tooth in your pocket when you wake up. These tiny details that are funny at the time play a key role in joining the dots of the entire story.

From everything in The Hangover, the best parts were small little scenes that made me laugh. Now some of them may make me sound like I’ve got a dark humour, but it’s what personally made me chuckle. The first was when Alan goes to open the door to the cop car but bumps Carlos on the head. I also love the scene where Mike Tyson knocks Alan out. But I love the credits. I praise the team behind that. The credits show pictures in a chronological order of how the night went down with ‘Right Round’ playing in the back. This is one of the best parts of the film for me because it shows just how wild and out of hand the night got and pieces together how one thing lead to another.

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Someone’s missing…

The Hangover gets itself an 8.2/10 from me. It avoids the common ‘bachelor party’ clichés and brings something fresh and original to the table. It was full of comedic gold and packed full of hilarious moments and I loved it! I would have liked to have seen more from Doug. I get that the film was losing the groom in Vegas and not being able to find him, but I’m sure there must have been a way to wedge more Doug in!

I must say that The Hangover is the best out of the trilogy, and I personally think it’s Todd Phillips’ best film. Some may argue that ‘Old School’ or ‘Road Trip’ is better, but I’m a sucker for movies that will make me burst out into fits of uncontrollable laughter. For that reason, I think that films like The Hangover and the Borat movie are Phillips’ best. I highly recommend his films and urge you to watch them. For those with Amazon Prime Movies, the entire Hangover trilogy is on there, and it makes for the perfect night in. Grab some ice-cream or popcorn, press play and prepare yourself to laugh like you never have before.

Thanks for reading week three of Ryan’s Movie Reviews! It’s been one crazy week, with my Baby Driver review gaining me a few WordPress followers, quite a few WordPress views and some more Instagram followers. I even had Eiza González (Darling from Baby Driver) like the post on Instagram. Be sure to follow my WordPress to be the first to read my blog posts, and follow me on Instagram, @ryans.movie.reviews, to see my posts there too. Share this page with others and recommend movies I should watch and review.

Next week, I’ll be releasing two reviews. Seeing as it’s Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, next Tuesdays review will be a love story. I’ll also post a review later in the week of a Marvel movie. Hopefully you can guess what it is. See you then!

 

Baby Driver: Ryan’s Movie Reviews #2

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I didn’t really find out about Baby Driver until about 2 weeks before I watched it. A good friend of mine and cinema-maniac Tom West shared a YouTube link with me for the ‘TeKillYah’ trailer for the film. After watching the trailer countless times, I knew this was a movie I had to see. A couple of weeks later I was in Leicester Square with some friends to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2. On that date was the premiere of Baby Driver in Leicester Square, and the press were raving about it. These must have been signs telling me to watch it! As I write this review, I’m listening to the soundtrack, and it’s reminding me of how fantastic this film was.

Action-packed, hilarious and full of amazing music, Baby Driver is one of my favourite films of 2017. Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm and a few more faces, Baby Driver looks at a getaway driver with the nickname Baby, trying to escape his life of crime yet always getting reeled back in some how.

Personally, I found this film hugely entertaining and stylish. Edgar Wright is one of my favourite directors, as his films are always so visually stunning. I’ve seen Baby Driver 3 times and noticed something new visually each time! In my opinion, Wright is a visionary genius. The Cornetto Trilogy is easily one of the most bingeable film series of all time! Ansel Elgort plays Baby, the young speedster, who has tinnitus from a car accident from when he was a child. To drown out ‘the hum in the drum’ (quote from Kevin Spacey’s Doc), Baby is usually seen with his earphones in and his music blaring. Elgort as Baby was a great casting, as he delivers the role fantastically. He really is quite the ‘Mozart in a Go-Kart’ (another quote from Doc). Jamie Foxx’s Bats had me laughing throughout, and it was evident this was a character that Foxx loved playing. The love interest of Debora was portrayed by Lily James, and as interesting as her character was, I would have personally preferred to see a bit more character development for Debora. It seemed she was just a girl Baby met, fell in love with and decided to run away with. I understand that he’s in love and wants to escape the life of crime, but it would’ve been nice if Debora was more than just the love interest. The head of the gang, Doc, was played by Kevin Spacey. It was an interesting role that I believe Spacey was well suited to. Eiza González played Darling, the partner (in crime) of Buddy. I would have liked to have seen from her character, particularly as González portrayed Darling with a sense fun and a tone of mysterious that was perfectly mixed. Again, she seemed like a really captivating character, but only really served as a love interest for Buddy. For me, Jon Hamm’s Buddy was the best character in the movie. He was cool, humourous and a really awesome character all around. Hamm portrayed Buddy perfectly, with the matching tone of González’s Darling, but with a hint more of humour and mystery. Jon Hamm and Eiza González had a fantastic chemistry in the film, and the love between Buddy and Darling was done wonderfully. As a criticism, I would have loved to have seen more of Jon Bernthal’s Griff. Jon Bernthal is an incredible actor, and having more of him in Baby Driver would have been amazing! Reports are saying that a ‘Baby Driver 2’ is in the works so hopefully, we will get a chance to see more of him in Baby Driver 2.

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Buddy (Jon Hamm)  and Darling (Eiza González) on the run

The music in Baby Driver was absolutely phenomenal! Take music away from Baby Driver and the film is simply incomplete. Every frame in each scene was perfectly matched to each beat in every song. I struggle to think of only one favourite music part in the film, but I managed to whittle it down to 5. The best scenes with music, in my opinion, were 2 in the first act of the film, 1 in the second and 2 in the last. The first was the opening scene of Bellbottoms with the Bank Heist. The second was the coffee cup scene, where Doc is sorting the money and coffee is being delivered in perfect time to Egyptian Reggae. In the second act where Baby takes the car to get crushed, The Commodores ‘Easy’ was perfect for the scene. The penultimate is Hocus Pocus playing in the back as Baby escapes from the cops, in one of the most enjoyable parts of the movie. The final was in the last act, with Brighton Rock blaring. In the final faceoff between Baby and Buddy, the 1974 classic blasts. All songs in Baby Driver were fantastic and I have the utmost respect for Wright and his sound editing and sound mixing team. They so rightfully earned the Oscar Nominations for the film, and also deserve to win. Good luck!

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Catch him if you can!

The story was smart. I like the idea of having someone escape a life of crime, and the ways that Baby couldn’t escape was quite interesting. The first act was magnificent, it set up the story so beautifully. I think the second act was a little weak, it was really fun and cool to watch, but it just seemed like it was somewhat slower than the rest of the film. The third and final act brought it back for me. The Post Office heist, the escape, Baby on the run with Debora, it was exceptional! Overall it was thoroughly enjoyable and one of the best movies of 2017.

Out of everything in Baby Driver, the best parts for me were 2 chases scenes. The first was the opening, which was so wonderfully crafted, and it looked like the cast and crew had a ball creating such awesomeness. The second was the chase on foot from the cops after the Post Office heist with Bats, Buddy and Darling. Every time I’ve seen this scene I am in awe and have a great time watching it. The music of Hocus Pocus by Focus combined with the fast feet of Baby running was incredible!

Baby Driver gets itself a well-respected 8.5/10. As fun and awesome as it was, I felt it was a little slow in some places. But that being said, it was still one of the most breathtakingly thrilling and entertaining movies of 2017. To those who haven’t seen Baby Driver, I highly recommend it.

I also urge you to watch Edgar Wright’s films. The British director is well known in the UK and has a status globally. His films include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End (these 3 make the Cornetto trilogy, what I referred to earlier as one of the most bingeable series ever) and Scott Pilgrim VS the World. His films are smart, hilarious and all round good fun. So check Edgar Wright out! Also congratulations to him and his team on Baby Driver. They deserve an Oscar at the minimum, as all the hard work and effort put into this film is evident and I have seen nothing like this before; and it was truly wonderful. Good luck!

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Pulp Fiction: Ryan’s Movie Reviews #1

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I’ll be reviewing Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic, Pulp Fiction. Released in 1994, Pulp Fiction is the 2nd movie written and directed by Tarantino. This film put Tarantino on the map and cemented him as one of the greatest directors of our time. It stars Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel and more famous faces. In true Tarantino fashion, there are many storylines and non-chronological storytelling.

Personally, Pulp Fiction is my all-time favourite movie. Samuel L Jackson portrays Jules Winnfield, in what I believe is his most memorable role to date, and executed the role perfectly. Winnfield is a hitman for Marsellus Wallace (played by Ving Rhames), and works with Vincent Vega. John Travolta plays Vega, who is also a hitman and the brother of Vic Vega (a Reservoir Dogs character, played by Michael Madsen). The chemistry between Jules and Vincent is fantastic, as there is an element of friendship mixed in with professionality that suits the tone of the movie wonderfully. Uma Thurman takes the role of Mia Wallace, wife of Marsellus Wallace. I like the way Thurman plays Mia as she executes the role of a gang boss’s wife beautifully, particularly in the Jack Rabbit Slim’s scene.

Music in Tarantino movies are always amazing, and Pulp Fiction is no exception. From ‘Miserlou’ in the opening crawl to ‘Let’s Stay Together’ in a scene transition, the film is incomplete without the soundtrack.

One of the best things about Pulp Fiction for me is the direction by Tarantino. Every scene and frame is a work of art. Tarantino plays around with new camera angles which really helps to set the tone of a scene. The story is sleek and smart, and the way it is told through the non-chronological storyline is one of the best things about the film. It’s dialogue is easily one of the best out of all the movies I’ve seen, as it’s both superbly written and superbly executed.

Out of everything, the best part of Pulp Fiction for me is Samuel L Jackson reciting the notorious ‘Ezekiel 25:17’ Bible scripture, especially in Brett’s apartment. The tone of Jackson’s voice, the timing and pronunciation of every syllable and the camera work all blended together produces one of my favourite scenes in Cinema history.

Pulp Fiction earns itself a respectable 9.4/10 rating from myself, as it a movie that’s so always interesting, enjoyable and all round good fun to watch no matter how times you (re)watch it. Hats off to you Mr Tarantino, for this is a true masterpiece.

Thank you for reading the first of Ryan’s Movie Reviews. I will be publishing a new review here every Tuesday. Stay tuned for more reviews coming soon. If you have any suggestions for movies I should review, let me know!

Once again, thanks for reading, and join me next week for a review of one of my favourite movies from 2017!