Category Archives: Films

Looper…

Looper is not, “This years The Matrix”, or whatever crap they put on those posters. It’s easy to be blasé now, but The Matrix was totally amazing when it came out, before they could ruin its legacy with the sequels… So now I’ve managed your expectations, it’s worth saying that Looper is a pretty decent film. [...]




Resident Evil : Retribution…

What do I really want out of a Resident Evil movie? Milla Jovovich running around kicking ass. Lots of Zombies. It should be virtually indistinguishable from the other movies. With Resident Evil: Retribution, I guess 2/3 ain’t bad. I like the fact the previous 4 films are virtually interchangeable. My biggest criticism of this film is it does things [...]




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 [...]