Review: Lucy

A high speed science fiction thriller with a difference, and three of my favourite actors! Lucy is just another girl before a friend gets her involved with a Korean drug cartel, she is abducted and becomes infected with an experimental neural stimulating drug. The effect cascades and increases, making Lucy a superhuman with access to…

Review: Olympus has Fallen

Well I had always intended to watch this… but now that I have I have discovered some awful not-supposed-to-be-funny ‘Murica trite. When a terrorist attack on the American White House ends with the President and his aids taken hostage and the House turned into a fortress, only an ex-Secret Service agent (who was retired due…

Review: The Lego Movie (3D)

Utter lunacy! As if progressing from such experiences as Scott Pilgrim and Wreck-It Ralph, The Lego Movie fully embraces its decision to simple exist that what we get is magical, insane, inspiring, childish and so unbelievably happy. I had a stupid, stupid grin on my face constantly. Emmett is a construction worker living in a…

Review: Now You See Me

We’ve had numerous magician / magic trick movies, and while Now You See Me doesn’t try to reinvent the concept, it is certainly a flashy, entertaining, easily consumable affair. Four magicians, an escape artist, mentalist, card trickster and a slight-of-hand street magician, are all brought together to perform a dazzling show at Las Vegas. Who…

Saga Review: Batman

Possibly one of the most iconic, well received and respected “superheroes” created, Batman’s success is thanks to the relatively down-to-Earth nature of the character, a¬†billionaire¬†with a taste for vengeance, with training and a lot of gadgets. It is the villains that broaden Batman’s scope, and are always the most interesting and mesmerising elements in any…

Review: Invictus

Took me a while to watch it, and I had my reservations beforehand, but Invictus is simple but compelling. I think I have my issues with sports films, mostly because there’s very little scope or variety; they almost always tell of an underdog struggling to succeed and overcome adversity, and they always do. Invictus I…