To take on such a dated franchise and modernise it to make it cool… MoreTo take on such a dated franchise and modernise it to make it cool again was a huge thing to do. A few years on the film still holds up as a sleek looking sci fi epic with great effects and cast. The weakness here was always Bana as the villain and still is a weak addition, but it allowed much more character development within star fleet. I was never a trek fan and this made trek cool and relevant again and that got me excited.
The difficult third film, Iron Man 3 manages to take a lot of the same… MoreThe difficult third film, Iron Man 3 manages to take a lot of the same plot devices from the second outing and make them work. The humour is Iron Mans biggest asset this time and it works for it. By now we know the character and RDJ is a big attraction to the film, they utilise him to the max here. It's hard to discuss without spoiling a lot, but iron man delivers as an entertaining movie with top notch SFX and a killer ending to rival the avengers show stopper last year. Go see it!
A poor attempt at re branding the franchise. It's pure gore and… MoreA poor attempt at re branding the franchise. It's pure gore and forgets to be anything else. It's ridiculous in parts, and doesn't fail to be good fun at times, but as a quality film it doesn't compare. It lacks scares, character and plot and replaces them with blood. It's a shame to bother to remake something that embraced its camp horror back in the 80s with something that takes itself seriously and becomes a drag to watch.
A very strong action film full of great one liners and action. I was… MoreA very strong action film full of great one liners and action. I was skeptical at first, but the scenario played out well enough for my to stretch my belief that something like that could maybe happen. Gerard Butler is a strong lead playing a likeable security guard with a troubled career past. It's the kind of film that has me rooting for the good guys and hating the bad guys. It takes me back to the days of good action films and reminds me that cinema can be cheesy fun without being rubbish. Go and enjoy Olympus!
Nowhere near as heartfelt or clever as it wanted to be. Timothy Green… MoreNowhere near as heartfelt or clever as it wanted to be. Timothy Green had promise, it felt original enough and could have been a very clever family film, the likes of which we don't see often these days. But it soon falls into cliched ridden set pieces and really silly scenarios. I refuse to believe a small town would accept a child grew from the ground so easily. The lead child actors are really good, delivering a performance to rival any adults in the film. In the end though it fails to pack an emotional punch to produce a tear and really isn't worth your time.
A fun film about a miserable life. John cusack delivers a fine… MoreA fun film about a miserable life. John cusack delivers a fine performance of a man who's life is stuck in a rut. A quirky style and VoiceOver helps drive the film but its a bit of fun and feels very reminiscent of a film of the late 90s which I really enjoyed.
A beautifully looking yet sometimes flawed film. Tom Cruise is one… MoreA beautifully looking yet sometimes flawed film. Tom Cruise is one again playing his heroic self here, scanning the planet for danger while we use hydro power to power our new homes in the sky. It's ambitious and very clear from the start that not all is what it appears to be, but on the whole I enjoyed it while I was watching it, it's only in hindsight where I begin to realise the flaws which seemed clever at the time. It's hard to discuss without spoiling but go to see it, there are worse films to be seen.
A wonderful film about the unity of humanity and the strangeness of… MoreA wonderful film about the unity of humanity and the strangeness of what could be out there. It's creepy at times and certainly shows Spielberg at his finest craft and slipping comfortably in his role of director. It's not dated terribly and still holds up as a wonderfully mystical film.
A strange mix of slapstick and awkward sex references from Allen. I… MoreA strange mix of slapstick and awkward sex references from Allen. I feel upset with myself for not fully getting his style and awkwardness, but Sleeper seemed boring and dated to me from the first 20 minutes and it never got better from there.
A surprisingly enjoyable and funny family tale with a superb voice… MoreA surprisingly enjoyable and funny family tale with a superb voice cast and animation style to accompany it. The animation in places resembles a shaky camera with odd movements to give it a unique look. The film has real heart and will leave you with a smile on your face.