With all things, personal taste plays a large part in what we enjoy. I like Jackie Chan films a lot: his humour, the characters he plays, and the fact that most of his films are generally family-friendly really appeal to me. His latest film, ‘Bleeding Steel’, is a sci-fi thriller, and with that, Chan-fans and and non-fans alike should both enjoy watching.
‘Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero’ is more than just a feel good film, it also provides some insight into a little known fact of the history of World War 1, the important role animals played on the battlefields in France. I took my two youngest sons, aged 12 and 15 to see the film, and it was a revelation to them to discover at the end, when we were shown photos of the real Robert Conroy and Stubby, that the film was based on factual events.
‘The Happytime Murders’, starring Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale and Elizabeth Banks is definitely not for the kids. Director, Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, and the director of ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’, has created a movie that will leave you wondering if Jim Henson would have allowed this if he were still alive.