Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is a private detective who lives in the shadows, drinks very heavily and avoids relationships. At first, you think she’s just a bit of a weird loner – but as the series goes, it’s revealed that she was in a “relationship” with a guy called Kilgrave (David Tennant), a nasty man who can control people with his mind, and treated Jessica very poorly. Oh, and Jessica has superhero powers that she wants to keep to herself. When there’s her best mate, Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) who is a radio host who is also quite kick ass in her own way, and we meet Luke Cage (Mike Colter) but more about him in his own review.
It took me a couple of episodes to get into this one – I started really disliking Jessica, but gradually I came to love her a lot. And I really liked the characters around her – and how wonderful to see Carrie-Anne Moss back as a cold, self-serving lawyer. Wonderful.
Based on the novel by Alan Furst, Spies of Warsaw was made into a television mini-series. It’s set in Poland and follows a variety of characters around the start of World War Two. And it’s really, really boring.
It didn’t help that I couldn’t follow who was from which country; some characters were Polish, some were French, some, I believe, were German. There may have even been Russians. But I couldn’t differentiate between them, and I couldn’t tell who was on whose side, and therefore, I just didn’t care at all. On top of this, there was some romance, but I didn’t believe it.
Hiccup is not like all the other Vikings. They are brave and strong and big. He’s small, but wants to be a part of killing the dragons as much as the next kid, and has an invention that could work. Unfortunately, when it takes down one of the never-seen species, it causes a lot of damage and he is shunned. When he finds the injured dragon, he quickly realises that he can train it, and starts to learn a lot more about dragons that anyone previously This knowledge helps him during his dragon killing class, and may change things for his town forever.
Fun. Very nice to look at. A very male-centric film – why are there two girls in the six member killing dragon class and yet almost no other female characters as all? Sheesh. No wonder Brave got so much of an exciting reaction. There’s a sequel coming out this year. Hope I can borrow some children and see it at the cinema.
How to Train Your Dragon was nominated for Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score.