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  1.  Simply Brilliant...


    Inglourious Basterds is possibly Tarantino's greatest film to date.
    Each character is carefully developed, and with Colonel Hans Landa (a fantastic Christoph Waltz), we have perhaps the best film villain of recent years. Brad Pitt's Lt. Raine is a very entertaining watch, and Melanie Laurent is incredible as Shosanna Dreyfus - Tarantino always writes strong female characters into his films, and Dreyfus is certainly no weakling.
    QT racks up the tension in this film, with long, brilliantly written, dialogue scenes - where violence ends up being the only way to release any of the tension on screen. The violence is typical Tarantino; it's bloody, brutal, but as ever over-the-top and darkly comical (the film's finale particularly illustrates this).
    The criticism of this film not being historically accurate is a slightly pointless one, as you don't watch any Quentin Tarantino film expecting a history lesson... this is a 'What if?' film where a completely fictional set of events just happens to be set during World War 2.
    This is worth a watch if you love your films to be a bit different, and as eccentric as its director.

  2.  Disappointing


    X-Men Origins: Wolverine should have been great. Arguably, Wolverine is one of the more interesting characters from the x-men series - yet somehow this film failed to show this at all. In fact, the writers somehow managed to make him the least interesting character in the entire film. He pales in comparison to others such as Deadpool and Gambit, despite them having minimal screen time. There's not much in the way of character development or a plot either, that's been abandoned for some good old fashioned explosions and poor quality CGI.
    As a big fan of the previous X-Men Films (particularly the first two), this film was extremely disappointing. It was obvious that there was going to be an origins film on Wolverine - this has been hinted at since the first x-men film, but this just failed to live up to any of the previous instalments, including the third one, which is saying something.
    This film has explosions aplenty, and a few good action sequences, but has little else to offer - so anyone who likes a little bit more from their films, should stay away from this one.