Reviewed by Megan, Y8
Totoro is a film about a family who move to a small rural village, the village surrounded by woods and forests. In the Japanese myths, forest spirits, such as Totoro, protects many forests. When the two children of the family, Mei and Sasuke, befriend Totoro and the other spirits and discover a lot about the world around them. However, they find many obstacles on their way and make a friend.
Reviewed by Oscar, Y8
Chappie is a powerfully compelling story of a robot who is created differently. Set in an advanced futuristic America the common police officer has been replaced with a humanoid robot that is incapable of love, compaction or mercy. However, one code writer named “Deon” (played by Dev Patel) creates a code for free will and “Chappie” a sentient robot. Unfortunately, others want to use him and then this leads him being exploited for his strength. By the end, he has learned love compassion and loss.
Reviewed by Jasmine, Y8
Genre: This is a romance and tragedy.
Age recommendation: 12+
I would recommend this film to anyone who loves drama or romance. It keeps you on your toes. *****
The story starts when there is a fight at the petrol station between the Montagues and the Capulets. When Romeo and his friends go to a party, he meets Juliet by seeing each other through a fish tank. Later on, after the party ends, Romeo goes to see Juliet below her balcony and agree to meet the next day to get married. When Romeo kills Tybalt, he is banished. Juliet takes poison that will bring her back to life after 24 hours. However, Romeo is told that she is dead. So goes to where she lays and kills himself with liquid death just as she is opening her eyes. Then when Romeo is dead, Juliet shoots herself in the head, which kills her. In the end, they are dead and the two families are distraught.
- Leonardo Di Caprio
- Clare Danes
- John Leguizamo
- Harold Perrineau
- Pete Postlethwaite
- Paul Rudd
‘Lions and tigers and bears – oh my!’
The wizard of Oz is a compelling classic tale all about Dorothy who thinks she’s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, from Kansas into a magical world. To get home she must find the Wonderful Wizard in the Emerald city of Oz. on the way she meets the Scarecrow, Tin woodman and Cowardly lion. But the wicked witch of the west has her own plans for the new arrival.
Made in the 1930’s, the wizard of Oz was one of the first technicolour films of the time. Many of the props and costumes are now famous world-wide and highly sought after. Such as the ruby slippers, worn by Judy Garland, are now found in the Smithsonian, where thousands of people see them daily. This film made a huge imprint on how films were made and will be a family classic for all eternity.