Last night saw our Cineworld Unlimited screening of Jonah Hill's directorial debut Mid90s. The star of Superbad and The Wolf of Wall Street turns film-maker for a semi-autobiographical account of a 13-year-old Los Angeles teenager, and the skateboarding collective whom he comes to adopt as his surrogate family.
So what's the response to the movie? Declan McKinney says its a triumphant debut feature for Hill, praising the film's authenticity.
#Mid90s was a wonderful exploration of youth in the 90s time period with an incredibly relatable main character at the core of it all.— Declan Mckinney (@DeclanMckinney) March 25, 2019
A great first outing for Jonah Hill as a director, I'm excited to see what his next project is.#CineworldUnlimited
Gary lauds the movie for hitting hard when it needs to.
Henry Peters compliments the lead performance of Sunny Suljic, something of a rising star having appeared in last year's The House With a Clock in its Walls.
Loved #mid90s thanks to #CineworldUnlimited We all remember those days as a 13 year trying to find our place in the world before we explode. Jonah Hill captures it perfectly in his new movie. Sunny Suljic is a real find in the lead.— Henry Peters (@henrypeters1005) March 25, 2019
William Kennedy says the movie is honest and truthful, which makes for a powerful watch.
I enjoyed it. It’s a film about life. Simple as that. It’s what happens when we sometimes turn our heads away when we find something uncomfortable. But this is what we miss. People just getting on with their lives in whichever best way they can.— William Kennedy (@willk_london) March 25, 2019
Austerity Gamer says that in terms of its depiction of the 1990s, the film takes on the blockbuster competition – and wins.
#Mid90s is much more successful in evoking the spirit of the era than @CaptainMarvel's glossy depiction of the 1990s (you'd hope so with that title). Killer soundtrack, convincing performances from a terrific young cast, I really enjoyed this low-key gem from @JonahHill.— Austerity Gamer (@AusterityGamer) March 25, 2019
On the other hand, James Stewart (no, not that one) says Hill's relative inexperience shows – fingers crossed for the next film.
Hit and miss for me. The cast were great but Jonah Hill forgot to focus on plot instead of artsy shots or LOUD MUSIC TRYING TO BURST MY EARDRUMS. There’s definitely a good film in there - maybe with more experience he’d have coaxed it out. #CineworldUnlimited— James Stewart (@jambon75) March 25, 2019
And the good news is your Unlimited screenings don't stop there. Soaring into action on 27th March is DC superhero movie Shazam!, which has already been acclaimed by critics as one of the studio's brightest and most entertaining offerings.
Disney star Asher Angel stars as orphan teenager Billy Batson who is granted the ability to transform into the eponymous superhero. Said character manifests in the caped, muscly and goofy form of Zachary Levi, who helps steer the movie away from the portent and murk of previous DC movies like Batman vs Superman.
Co-starring IT's Jack Dylan Grazer and Kick-Ass's Mark Strong, and directed by Annabelle: Creation film-maker David F. Sandberg, this breezy and uplifting comic book adventure is not to be missed.
Click here to book your tickets for Shazam!, screening in advance for Cineworld Unlimited members on 27th March.
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