Review: No Time to Die

After much delay, we finally get Daniel Craig’s final bow as James Bond. After the events of Spectre, Bond finds himself settling down with Madeleine, with his nemesis imprisoned. But when Spectre agents track him down, as well as a mysterious third party, he abandons Madeleine and disappears.However, when the CIA and MI6 track him…

Review: Final Fantasy VII Remake

As someone who didn’t grow up with the 1997 original that is so beloved by a huge proportion of gamers (and I might say blindly) there’s something to talk about with the remake that released in 2020. So let it be said: the original Final Fantasy VII… is overrated. If you didn’t grow up with…

Review: Shangi-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Before we get into this review, I want to say something very quickly. It has been twenty months since I’ve been to the cinema; the last film I saw was Disney’s Onward, back in April 2020, just before the full lockdown was in place for the public sector. It has been tough, and I have…

Review: Black Widow

A Marvel movie saddled with a lot to do, a pandemic, and time jumps. Yet it came out entertaining enough. Set before the events of the Avengers taking on the universal threat of Thanos, and just after she found herself on the run having sided with Steve Rogers, Natasha finds herself tangled in a plot…

Review: Wonder Woman 1984

Staying true to yourself is the message ringing through this hit-and-miss sequel. Set several decades after the events of the first film, we see that Diana Prince has settled down to modern living, but still misses her one true love, Steve Trevor. But when an unremarkable looking stone emerges and appears to grant wishes, perhaps…

Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

A definition that “bad press is better than no press”. An alien creature is transported to our world and finds himself hunted by a secret Government organisation. All he has is his wits, speed, and his human friends. It is disappointing that Sonic the Hedgehog beat Detective Pikachu in opening weekend box office, as it…

Review: Terminator – Dark Fate

This relentlessly unnecessary sequel may be better than the previous attempt, but that is not saying much. After Judgement Day was averted in 1997, the future was not significantly changed; a new, more deadly robot assassin is sent back, this time hunting Dani Ramos. Aided by an augmented soldier from the future, a world-weary mercenary…

Review: Gemini Man (HFR 3D)

Will Smith versus Will Smith sounds like a premise from the 1990s, and Gemini Man doesn’t do enough to elevate itself above a rather empty screenplay. Henry Brogan is a hitman and assassin who wants out, but when one of his targets turns out to be of vital importance to a shadowy organisation, he himself…

Review: Fast & Furious – Hobbs & Shaw

So far removed from the franchise that it is almost bearable in its stupidity. For no discernible reason, different agencies from America and Britain team up two men who hate each other to stop a cyborg from destroying the world. If it weren’t for the utter paranoia of studios unable to release a movie without…

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…