Review: Men in Black – International

By all rights, it is a good concept. But while style and flare are still present, meaningful characters and humour are thin on the ground. Molly, after witnessing the MIB and an alien as a child, spent two decades looking for the agency to become one of them. Now she’s made it, she finds herself…

Review: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Chapter 3 is just as gloriously action packed as the last two, although includes a second act that kills the pacing. Johnathan Wick is on the run. A bounty is on his head for $14 million, and every hired gun and assassin in the world is after him. All he wants is out, out of…

Review: Hellboy (2019)

Wow, this was a train wreck. A special supernatural investigations and operations unit heed the return of The Blood Queen, a sorceress from the times of King Arthur, bringing the end of the world with her. The only one who can possibly stop her, the unit’s demonic investigator simply named Hellboy. Straight off the bat,…

Review: Rampage

Possibly one of the most unnecessary but pleasingly distracting movies seen in a while. An evil corporation’s science experiment goes haywire when their orbital space station explodes, sending the man-made pathogen down to Earth. Conveniently crashing over a localized area in America, transforming animals into giant, monstrous forms. Dwayne Johnson, who seems to be in…

Review: Venom

Venom, like its symbiote supervillain, is barely holding together, but it is entertaining in its mania. New York reporter Eddie Brock loses his job when he antagonises a industrial magnate who is secretly experimenting on parasitic organisms from deep space. In the process, he finds himself infected by a malevolent entity. With the film opening…

Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

That was a very fine (and expensive) moustache. Following the events of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Ethan Hunt finds himself in the middle of a plot for global devastation instigated by ex-Mi6 and criminal mastermind Soloman Lane. He and his team have a limited time to stop miniature nuclear weapons from being armed across…

Review: Incredibles 2

Much like the first film, Incredibles 2 is good but not stand-out. The Parr family, after their exploits against the villainous Syndrome, are still at odds using their powers for good in a world that rejects superheroes. But when a corporation looks to promote Elastigirl to restore the superhero public perception, Mr Incredible needs to…

Review: Sicario 2 – Soldado

Probably the most unlikely sequel to ever be made, but Sicario 2 was a decent, albeit harrowing, experience. Responding to suicide bombers crossing into America, the United States plots to destroy the human-trafficking Mexican Cartels that are rife across the US Mexico border. Their plan: to turn the cartels against each other. 2015’s Sicario, directed…

Review: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom

One of the most vacant, tedious, hollow experiences I’ve had to endure in a while. With the island dominated by the dinosaurs that escaped the old Jurassic World park, there is a moral debate when a volcano erupts, an event that will kill the animals.  Activists, led by park survivor and CEO Claire Dearing, set…

Review: Solo – A Star Wars Story

Man, I really wanted to like this movie more than I did… Before the Galactic Empire built its super weapon, but after their regime had taken hold, a young man struggles to fulfill his dreams in becoming a pilot. Han must navigate across worlds of mercenaries, cutthroats and criminals if he hopes to find his…