Culture consumed this week. See previous post for more.
Absolutely Anything – This was a bit erratic. The acting was good but the script was weak in places. Editing was weird. Liked the music though. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Roger Taylor singing the opening song. Rated 6/10.
Pixels – The reviews for this were poor. I decided to go anyway. I don’t know what the people giving it poor reviews were expecting. I liked it. It’s a fun, brash, tongue-in-cheek, sci-fi comedy film. If you are a certain age and remember the games from the early 1980’s then that will add some extra bits into your enjoyment. But it’s still good fun without having lived through that decade. I rated it 8/10.
The Long War – Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. The second book in the Long Earth series. Rereading this and the eponymous one before reading The Long Mars and the just published The Long Utopia. The Long War dragged a bit in the middle I thought. Perhaps too much world building. But given the point of the series is the huge number of Earths available, that might be a stupid criticism. Still, I enjoyed the first and last thirds of the book. Endured the middle. Sets up some interesting ideas to be explored in the next books. Reading the The Long Mars now. The final book in the series is due next year I think.