Review: The Lego Movie 2

Everything is average, everything is lame when it feels unnecessary. Following from the closing moments of the first film, the constructed heroes do battle against the cutesy forces from the Sis-star System, and only grisly determination can overcome the cuteness. Warning: this review contains overblown praise for the first Lego Movie. This film is a…

Review: Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grindelwald

This film made me feel like a right Muggle. With evil wizard Grindelwald escaping his confinement, it would seem only isolationist wizard Newt Scamander can find and stop him. Is this what it’s like to watch the third Hobbit film without any prior knowledge of previous entries feels like? This film was hopeless for us…

Review: The Predator

This film has great posters… Shame the film is utter garbage. As a sequel following (at least) Predator and Predator 2, a ragtag group of mentally unhinged soldiers find themselves up against an alien invader. But what is it doing here on Earth? Do we care? Sorry Predator fans… if you thought 2010’s Predators was…

Review: Ant-Man & The Wasp

In classic sequel fashion, Ant-Man & The Wasp doubles down on what made the first film so enjoyable. After his adventure into the quantum realm, and under house arrest for aiding rogue superhero Captain America, Scott Lang wants to do right with the people in his life. But when inventor Hank Pym and his daughter…

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: The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox surprised everyone with its release… after viewing it my feelings are somewhat torn. British scientist Eva Hamilton commits to joining an experimental space program to test an advanced particle collider in hope that it might solve Earth’s debilitating energy crisis. But operating the machine, even in Earth’s orbit, has bizarre and far-reaching…

Review: Thor – Ragnarok (2D)

An effective mashing of Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor movies, great fun, colourful and yet with good heart. When Thor returns to Asgard and finds his father Odin to actually be his brother Loki in disguise all along, the Goddess of Death, Hela, is released from her prison and takes over Asgard. Thor and…