Category Archives: Films

Total Recall…

I’ve just got back from watching the re-spin of Total Recall. I was a fan of the Arnold version, but that was 22 years ago (Wow!), so I though it was worth a watch to see what they had brought to the table. As you would expect, some bits are very similar, but there is [...]




The Expendables 2…

I was dissapointed in The Expendables, but I hoped they would make another film and try to get it right this time. I’ve just got back from The Expendables 2 and I’m glad to say they got it completely right this time! If I’m honest, many of the elements of this film are the same as the [...]




The Dark Knight Rises…

I went to watch The Dark Knight Rises yesterday. Wow, that is one loooong film… Let’s start by saying I never really got into the previous films (Batman Returns and The Dark Knight). This one was more of the same for me. Nothing felt new. Nothing really excited me. One of my mates thought it [...]




Prometheus (3D)

I went to see Prometheus at the start of the month and wrote about it here. A few days ago some friends asked me if I wanted to go with them to see it in 3D, so I did. In 2D, the opening sequence was amazing. In 3D it was a bit of a let [...]




Prometheus…

Let me start by saying, I’m a big fan of all the Alien films, even Alien 3, which seems to be the least liked. Having said that, if someone said I had to pick one it would always be Alien. I watch that film several times a month. :) Ridley Scott is renowned for being uncompromising, so I [...]




Safe…

Imagine what you would get if you attempted to shoot a film using a cameraman balanced on one leg, standing on a spin dryer, balancing on a wobble board, with electrodes up his ass, intermittently sending electric shocks where the sun don’t shine… The result would be the camera work employed by the makers of Safe. I usually [...]




Avengers Assemble…

If you have ever enjoyed a superhero film in your life you simply must go to see Avengers Assemble. It is totally fantastic. It has great action scenes, some really neat characters and is really funny at times too. I’ve not enjoyed an action film this much since I saw the first Iron Man Film. [...]




Lockout…

If you took Escape from New York and gave it a Sci-Fi touch-up you would probably end up with Lockdown. That’s not a bad thing, since I really enjoyed EfNY when I saw it as a kid. I thought Lockdown was a fun action film. It doesn’t push the boundaries, but what it does, it [...]




Wrath of the Titans…

Wrath of the Titans has one clear advantage over the previous film. It’s not a remake of a film I have seen masses of times. That alone makes it a little more interesting for me. It looks great, but it does seem to drag on at times. I came out thinking they should have cut [...]




Battleship…

Where to begin with Battleship? The good: If you like disaster porn this film rates pretty high. Taylor Kitsch is quite amusing. Rihanna does a decent job. Visually it is fantastic. Some of the soundtrack was pretty cool. Think AC/DC Thunderstruck. There were some scenes I genuinely enjoyed. The bad: If you hate disaster porn you’ll hate this film. [...]