Review: Transformers – The Last Knight

The endurance of this particular fan of the Transformers films has apparently, finally, run out. It is the end. With Optimus Prime travelling out into space looking for his creators, Earth sees the return of Decepticon leader Megatron as well as a planet-sized menace from beyond the solar system. All that can save us is…

Banter: A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur’s Court

I like the Transformer movies from Michael Bay… Okay, not the second one so much… Or the rampant product placement in the fourth one… But I like them;┬áthere are genuinely worse films out there, and honestly despite where the series went, the first film (just try to deny it) revitalized the franchise and brought in…

Saga Review: The Planet of the Apes

I love my science fiction, yet it has taken me this long to watch the original series of Planet of the Apes films from the 60s and 70s! In fact the first film in the series I ever watched was Tim Burton’s 2001 remake upon release… unfortunately, and I believe I was reluctant to watch…

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: Pain and Gain

You actually have to remind yourself this is a Michael Bay movie. Mark Wahlberg is Daniel Lugo, a bodybuilder and fitness trainer who, inspired by little more than movies, brings together two equally dimwitted friends in a bid to attain his American Dream. How? By kidnapping a man and stealing all of his money. But…