Labyrinth (1986)

Fantasy movie full of creative ideas and practical effects starring young Jennifer Connelly and recently deceased avantgarde pop star David Bowie.

Simple story about a girl who has to get through the labyrinth to obtain his younger sibling who was kidnapped by an “evil wizard” or to be precise the goblin king. All of that wrapped in a magical world full of weird monsters and creatures is probably more suitable for children than adults. The practical effects are amazing, it looks awesome even after three decades.

The main problem is David Bowie’s goblin king which is used only to sing several songs  and to dramatize whole story and that’s it, bad guy with zero charisma. His unexplained behavior makes it really hard to understand why he acts the way he does.

Kids will enjoy it, adults may admire the technical side of this movie.


Eddie the Eagle (2016)

I guess, the sole reason wheter you’ll like this is built on presumption you like movies soaked with positiveness.

It’s not a particularly funny movie yet it is pleasing to watch how the story goes. But again, if you don’t like those kind of “feel good” movies you have to back off immediately.

This film is very reminiscent of the movie called Cool Runnings (1993) . Both stories even happened at the same winter olympic games but Cool Runnings was actually quite funny and entertaining picture while Eddie the Eagle isn’t.

Yeah, the nickname isn’t derived from how far he managed to jump


Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Po never really disappoints. It’s again a fine story but you can’t tell the same joke over and over again and expect the same result.

In my opinion, the biggest problem of Kung Fu Panda series is a main “bad guy”. You can feel how the villains are flat, like the story was always created without them and they are forced to the story because hero needs a Villain. Someone somewhere said:

A hero is only as good as his villain

This inability to create at least average villain for the Po’s story and the repetitiveness of once told jokes and main plot are the two key factors which are turning down the whole movie. But you can always watch it with kids because there are more pandas than ever before.

Could child resist to that?


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Mash up of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and slightly “feminized X-men”.

It wants to belong among those great Burton’s movies so badly, yet it lacks something. It’s not really that original, the visual is also somehow lacking the magic of Burton works,

It’s okay-ish movie, but be aware when it comes to story telling and the main bad guy. It’s a bit silly and boring but bearable.

that’s how you treat your children, always equally


Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

This is probably one of the very best animated movies in the last few years, oddly enough with a quite original story, trust me you´ll just love it.

Great for kids even greater for adults. They can enjoy it and even more appreciate the atmosphere, immersive music and well written characters.

And after all you just have to admire the dedication and hard work of those people who created this beautiful thing.

It take months and years to create things like that