The week before Christmas we received a lovely bundle of Christmas goodies from Warner Brothers. It was really good timing because that week I had both of the children off of school poorly and all they wanted to do was watch tv and rest. I had planned on keeping the DVD’s until Christmas Eve but the children really needed something to perk them up and get them back on the road to recovery so we decided to watch The Polar Express.
The Polar Express
The Polar Express is a fantastic Christmas film and is perfect for getting you in the Christmas Spirit. Its about a little boy that goes on a magical journey to the North Pole by a magic train to meet Santa and his Elves. At the time when we watched this film we had an elf living with us and the children were really excited because this film contains a lot of elves.
The Poplar Express is an instant holiday classic filmed in performance-capture animation that stars Tom Hanks. For one doubting boy, an astonishing event occurs. Late on Christmas Eve night, he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa’s sleigh. When to his surprise, a steam engine’s roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pyjama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience.
The children loved this movie, we watched it in 3d which is even better than the Blu-ray version. This film really grabs children and adults attention its has a fantastic story line and will be one film that we watch every Christmas.
New Years Eve
Then we watched New Years Eve. New Year’s Eve is rated 12 and celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.
New Years Eve contains a huge list of stars that you will recognise like Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katherine Heigl, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutchen, Hector Elizondo, Robert de Niro, Jon Bon Jovi, Zac Effron, and many more.
This film is definitely one for the ladies, I watched it with Daddy Bird but he lost interest with it, although he seemed to notice what was going on when Sofia Vergara from Modern Family appeared on the screen. I loved seeing Jon Bon Jovi on the screen, I used to love him and his music when I was younger. I really enjoyed this film, I have lent it to friends so they can enjoy it too.
The Dark Night Rises
Daddy Bird is a big fan of the Batman films, he is a man that loves cars and motorbikes so its no surprise that he loves the vehicles in all the films especially the Batmobile. Action films are his thing and the Batman movies do not disappoint as they are full of action and stunts.
The Dark Night Rises has fantastic cast list that includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent’s crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane’s plans to destroy the city.
8 years after the events of The Dark Knight find Gotham at a time of peace. This is due to Batman taking the fall for Harvey Dent’s murder. However, a new evil force named Bane has arrived in Gotham and aims to take over the city and expose the truth behind who Harvey Dent really was. Now that Wayne Manor has been completely rebuilt – Bruce Wayne has become almost reclusive, rarely leaving the estate. And with Bane taking over the city by force, it forces Batman to come out of retirement. But his allies are few and far apart. An elusive jewel thief by the name of Selina Kyle could be the key to stopping Bane.
This is the first Batman film I have watched and I really enjoyed it. Its action packed and special effects are unbeatable. The Dark Knight Rises is rated 12 I can’t wait until the children get older because I know they will love it. Daddy Bird thinks its definitely the best Batman film that he has seen, he loves it.
Warner Brothers sent us these fabulous DVD’s along with a Christmas stocking filled with chocolates, sweets and sparkly snowflakes everything you would need for Christmas. The children enjoyed the chocolates and sweets whilst they watched The Polar Express and me and Daddy Bird enjoyed the Candy sticks.
Disclaimer – We were sent the above bundle from Warner Brothers for the purpose of this review.