Archive for June, 2012

James and the Giant Peach

Posted: June 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

James and the Giant Peach is a popular children’s novel which was written by Roal Dhal in 1961. The main characters are James, Aunt Sponge and Spiker, the old man, the Centepede, the Earthworm, the Old Green Grasshopper, the Lady bug, Miss Spider, the Glowworm and the Silkworm. 

Jmae and the giant Peach

James and the giant peach is about a young boy called James whose parents died in a car. He is then forced to live with his lazy Aunt Sponge and Spiker. They force James to be his slaves. Until one day an old man gave him a peach seed. He put the seed in the ground. The seed grows over night growing into a large peach tree. Inside the giant peach is a centipede, a grasshopper, a spider, a ladybug, glowworm and a silkworm. Then the peach rolls through the town and then falling off a cliff and into the ocean. James and the insect capture some seagulls and make them fly the peach to the centre of the park where the seed of the peach was the centre attraction of the park. The insects make a house out of the seed and James decides to join them.

Iliked this book as it was very actioned packed and adventurous. I recomend this book to ages 9 to 13.

I give it a 4 star rating.

4 star rating

Witches

Posted: June 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Witches was released on the 30th of September, 1990. It was directed by Nicholas Roeg. The main characters are Grand High Witch, Luke, Albert Jenkins, Mrs Jenkins, Bruno Jenkins and other witches.

Witches

The movie is about Luke who is out with his grandma at a luxury hotel in Norway where they run into a group of witches having a meeting. Luke is turned into a mouse because the witches do not like kids. Luke has to find the magic potion to turn the witches into rats so they can be killed. They go back home and are sleeping until one of the witches come and turn him back into human.

I liked this movie as it is adventure packed and interesting. It targets the audience age group from 8 and older. I also liked how the witches were disguised as nice gentle women but are actually hideously ugly.

I give it it a 3.5 star raing.

3.5 star rating

Charlie and the chocolate factory was released on 1st September 2005. It was directed by Tim Burton. The main characters are Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Mrs and Mr Bucket, Grandpa Joe, Mike Teavee, Augustus Gloop, Veruka Salt, Violet Bueregaurd and Dr Wonka.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The movie is about Charlie who lives with a very poor family who becomes lucky and finds one of five Mr Willy Wonka’s golden tickets. These tickets were given out as a test to see who would be the best in the factory and who ever survived would keep the factory. He gave the tickets out because he started to think that he was becoming a bit too old to run the chocolate factory. When Charlie wins the chocolate factory he has the choice to pick either his family or the factory. Charlie picks to stay with his family andhe still keeps the factory and works along side with Willy Wonka.  

I thought the movie was a very good entertainment. It was full of adventure, action and humour. It is a movie not to be missed. It targets audience from the ages of 8 and older and there is a lot of lessons to be learnt.

I give it a 5 star rating.

5 star rating

Nanny Mc Phee 2

Posted: June 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Nanny Mc Phee was released in March 26, 2010. It was directed by Susanna White. The main characters of this movie are Nanny Mc Phee, Isebel Green, Oscar Green, Norman Green, Megsie Green, Cyrlia ands Celsia Gray and Phil Green.

nanny Mc Phee the Big Bang

Nanny Mc Phee is a story about an army nanny who goes to help out a woman on her own managing 5 children who has to work in order to make sure that their farm isn’t sold. Nanny Mc Phee’s role is to discipline the children to help out with chores in the house, share and be good with their visiting cousins. Their uncle is the villain who is trying to get the farm sold to get money pay for his debts from gambling. Nanny Mc Phee helps the children convince their mother that their father was still alive so she wouldn’t sign the farm to be sold.

 I thought this movie was a very funny movie and teaches us seven very important rules.

    •  I give this movie a 5 star rating.
    • 5 star rating

Cast Away

Posted: June 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Cast Away was released in  December 7, 2000. The movie was directed byRobert Zemeckis. The main charachters are Chuck Noland, Kelly Frears, Stan, Becca Twig, Jerry Lovett, Bettina Petterson and Maynard Graham.

Cast Away

Cast Away is about a Fed- Ex freight worker called Chuck who gets stranded in a deserted island after his plane crashes in a violent storm in the pacific Island. He is in the island on his own for 4 years before he is rescued by a ship going past the raft he had made to find a way out of the island. During his stay, he learns to make fire to cook food, makes shelter to survive the rain and the stormy conditions, makes spears to hunt for food and learns to live alone by making a ball his imaginary friend. Upon his return to civilization he learns that his friends and family had held a funeral for him and had moved on with their lives assuming that he was dead.

I thought the movie was very interesting, adventurous and at times funny. It was emotionally destressing to see Chuck going through the trauma of being alone and finding ways to survive and  escape from the Island .Like him I also thought that he would never get rescued but it was good to finally see him being rescued.

I give the movie a 5 star rating.

5 star rating

Pokemon Pearl (the game)

Posted: June 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

Pokémon Pearl was released in June 21st 2007. It was directed by Junichi Masuda. The main characters are Cyrus, Bill, Dawn, Neptune, Saturn, Professor Rowan, gym leaders and Cynthia the champion of the Pokémon league.

Pokemon Pearl

In Pokémon Pearl you go around challenging people and getting much better Pokémon. As you progress you will battle gym leaders in certain towns or cities. You keep on doing this until meet Team Galactic a very evil group of people that want make the legendary Pokémon Palkia come releasing his rage on us so it could destroy the universe and make a much better world where Pokémon controlled humans. After you have defeated Team Galactic you go to the Pokémon League where you go and battle the best Pokémon trainers in the world.

This game is very challenging as there are lots of puzzles.it keeps the gamer entertained wanting to  play more.

I give this game a 5 star rating.

5 star rating

 

The Karate Kid

Posted: June 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

This movie was released in June 11, 2010. It was directed by Harald Zwart. The main characters in this movie are Mr Han, Dre Parker, Sherry Parker, Cheng, Liang and Master Li.

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid is about Dre migrating to China where he is new and doesn’t know anything about China. He tries to act normal but becomes bullied on the first day. After Mr Han has seen him getting bashed he decides to teach him karate. He then falls in love with the bully’s cousin. Soon Dre and Cheng have to battle in a tournament as Mr Han and Master Li made a deal that if one of their students loses against Dre he will quit teaching kids karate.

I loved this movie as it was hilarious and action packed.

I gave this movie 5 star rating.

                                                                                                       5 star rating