Finally a good movie hits the big screen

WHAT has happened to all those great movies?

I don't know about you, but I can't recall a movie in recent years that has had me yelling out bravo.

Yes, there have been a few that have ticked a lot of boxes, but most just tend to follow the same storyline.

In past years I looked forward to the twists and turns in movies, now I could press pause halfway and know that my guess as to what happens at the end will be right on the money.

That said, I went along to the QT movie preview of The Hundred-Foot Journey the other night and left totally contented.

The film stars Helen Mirren, who is one of my favourites, and Charlotte Le Bon alongside relatively unknowns Om Puri and Manish Dayal.

It won't ever rank in my all-time bests but, for a great feel-good movie that keeps you tied to the screen for the entire hour and a half, it gets 9/10 from me.

I am sick of the movies where 120 people get shot dead and where the tough guys knock out a dozen people with one punch before saving the world.

Let's start getting some real movies on the screen, about real people and real life.

Of course I would like to see the lighter side portrayed; there is enough doom and gloom around for us all at the moment.

 

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