Review: The Lion King (2019)

A technical achievement, but a carbon-copy of the original. Young lion cub Simba has to come into his own and defend the Pride lands from his power-hungry uncle, Scar. Next in the procession of Disney live action remakes, following Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and Aladdin, making this the third of these released in the…

Review: Aladdin (2019)

Another Disney remake, another lesser version of a film that already exists. A street thief has the hots for a princess, and after being lulled into a task by an evil vizier, he stumbles over a magical lamp. Inside this lamp is a genie who grants him three wishes, and a moral quandary lies ahead…

Review: Christopher Robin

An adorable, innocent jaunt down memory lane. When Christopher Robin grows up, leaving childish things behind and becoming a husband and father, he is shocked when his childhood friend, Winnie the Pooh, finds him in London. Pooh claims he needs Christopher’s help to find the other animals of 100 Acre Wood. Based off the children’s…

Review: Mowgli – Legend of the Jungle

A project much devoted by its director, Andy Serkis, but plays out as quite forgettable. Human child, Mowgli, has grown up amongst the wolves of the jungle, fully embracing them as his family. But when a vicious tiger seeks to end his life and any who protect him, the animals of the wilderness seek to…

Review: The Jungle Book (2D) (2016)

Jon Favreau directs Disney’s “live action” remake of the classic Jungle Book story, following closely to Disney’s own interpretation but giving it much needed character work and storyline! Told from the perspective of Bagheera the panther, Mowgli is a “man club” who grew up among the wolves. But when a vicious tiger known as Shere…

Review: The Huntsman – Winter’s War (2D)

Not so much a war as it is a mild kerfuffle. Showing us the events before and after Snow White’s tale, we see The Huntsman Eric being trained from childhood in the army of the Ice Queen and his Queen’s decent into cruel malice as she searched for The Mirror. 2012’s Snow White and the…

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2D)

It is very stupid, very loud and with a pacing that never slows down, but as dispensable as it truly is it still feels like what a Turtles movie is. I enjoyed it. News reporter April O’Neil suspects there are vigilantes in New York City that are fighting back against the notorious terrorist cell known…

Saga Review: Transformers

Despite what many might say, Transformers has not had the best of histories in terms of reception, even if you go right back to their humble beginnings. Did you know that Hasbro bought the toys from Japanese toy company Takara Tomy, from lines called Diaclone and Microman toys, and that by 1985 these lines were…

Review: Maleficent (2D)

Is there any better example of missing the point than this? Maleficent: “I am the Queen of All Evil” – Sleeping Beauty 1959. Now, Maleficent is a Paragon of True Love. When the realm of fairies and the world of humans fall into war, Maleficent, one of the most powerful of fairies, strives to protect her…