When Akeem who has recently been crowned King finds out that he has a long-lost son back in the United States in Queens after his first thirty years ago, he finds him and brings him to be his unexpected heir due to the current rules around only males being able to rule, much to the dismay of his eldest daughter who had spent her whole life preparing.
Two detectives at different points in their careers are teamed together to hunt a serial killer that is using the seven deadly sins when picking his victims. Somerset a veteran and on the verge of retiring and Mills a rookie who will do anything to impress. They must put this together to catch the John Doe killer!
I signed up for Letterboxd way back in 2015. Yes, really! Although I didn’t actually start using it properly until the end of 2019 and therefore 2020 was the first full year that I logged every single film that I watched. Albeit not as many Cinema films as I would have liked, which leads me on to saying during the lockdown/furlough stage I spent a lot of time logging in the diary all of the films I had seen at the Cinema dating back to 2003 (yes, I still have my Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ticket). This obviously took a few weeks as I also logged the films I have review on here as well. So as you imagine a lot of time was taken to do this. It gives some amazing all-time stats though.
Here we can take a look at my 2020 stats and I am sure no one will be surprised with my most watched films either!
Brian Banks had big dreams of playing in the NFL and was on the right path for that. At 16 years old he was accused then wrongly convicted of rape and sent to prison. He fights to clear his name when he is released and cannot get a job.
Secret Service agent Mike Banning is framed for an assassination attempt on the President, betrayed by who he thought was a friend and then wanted by his own agency as well as the FBI. Can he clear his name before it is too late?
Two terminally ill men from very different backgrounds work together on a bucket list they both add too. Edward Cole a corporate billionaire and working class mechanic Carter Chambers, a very unlikely friendship is created as the two men come to terms with dying.
Early this week was the date that The Dark Knight was released in cinemas and that film pretty much changed everything about comic book films as well as action films in terms of substance and what they could have in them. I loved the film so much after the first cinema viewing that I went back two more times and now have lost count on the number of times I have actually watched the film. I still personally believe it should have been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars the following year. Heath Ledger was rightly awarded the Best Actor in a Supporting Role but this really should have been the film to break that Best Picture stigma.
Christopher Nolan really did take the whole comic book movie genre to a totally different level with his trilogy. Starting and setting the pace with Batman Begins and then moving into this unreal place with The Dark Knight and then finishing it off with The Dark Knight Rises. All of which are brilliant films on their own, so as a trilogy I actually think they are pretty close to being perfect, he set the bar high and I don’t think we have or will ever really see anything like this.