Film Review: The Christmas Chronicles 2
Not as good as the first one, but still great. Snake Plissken makes a great father Christmas once again, and Private Benjamin a decent Mrs Claus. A smiling 8.0/10.0
I first watched this film the mid-1980s. Teenager-me thought it was really funny, and I watched it again with a certain nervousness to see if it had aged well, and if it was still funny. The good news is I think it has! It is definitely of its time: misogynistic, questionable racial sterotypes etc., but there is a kindness and...
What a shadow of the first one. A cliche-ridden, pale imitation of the majesty of the original, that goes short on the amazing zombie set-pieces, and long on terrible special effects and hammy, 1980s long stares at the camera and schlock hero death scenes. What a stinker. Barely 2.0/10.0
A Netflix documentary on a remarkable dig at Saqqara in Egypt, and the discovery of an almost 4500 year old tomb that is in remarkable condition. The documentary is part about discovery (and some amazing finds), and partly about the people who work on the digs. Both equally fascinating and entertaining. A well deserved 9.0/10.0
There is little excuse for this film. This sort of writing and directing was crappy in the 1980s, and hasn’t improved with time. So many bad-cop-movie cliches and tropes. I was surprised Eddie Murphy, Jonathan Banks and Steven Berkoff didn’t have cameos. This barely deserves 4.5/10.0