When ‘La La Land’ was referred to as ‘The movie of the year’ with critics calling it ‘Perfection’ I knew it was a movie I had to see. As a life long fan of musicals both on stage and on screen, my expectations were already high, and the rave reviews and awards that showered La La Land only served to raise my expectations higher, so when the DVD was finally in my possession, would it live up to the standards it had set itself?
Beauty and the Beast has long since been one of my favourite stories. So when I found out that Disney were making a live action version of one of my idoloised childhood stories, with my idol and favourite actress, Emma Watson playing my favourite Disney Princess… well, lets just say I was more than a little excited.
As a kid, ‘Finding Nemo’ was one of the funniest films I owned on DVD. In fact, it probably still is one of the funniest. So, like countless others my age, I waited for the release of ‘Finding Dory’ with a kind of eagerness that can only be brought on by nostalgia. Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to see it whilst it was in the cinema, but, now it’s out on DVD wild horses couldn’t have stopped me sitting down to watch it. So, with rather high expectations, I sat down this Saturday and began on a glorious, nostalgic journey.
I love magic. On stage, in films, in books, I can’t beat it. And as a huge fan of the first Now You See Me film I was desperate to see the second installment. But as we know, sequels have a tendency to disappoint. So, the question was, would this sequel be as magical as the first?