Review: Black Mirror – Bandersnatch

A little late to the party here, but Bandersnatch is certainly an interesting mix of media. Stefan Butler is a video game programmer prodigy, and he hopes that an adaptation of a Choose Your Own Adventure book called Bandersnatch will be his greatest achievement. But, how to do it? Despite this feature being released in…

Review: Rampage

Possibly one of the most unnecessary but pleasingly distracting movies seen in a while. An evil corporation’s science experiment goes haywire when their orbital space station explodes, sending the man-made pathogen down to Earth. Conveniently crashing over a localized area in America, transforming animals into giant, monstrous forms. Dwayne Johnson, who seems to be in…

Review: Ready Player One

An eclectic, computer generated action sequence, the TRON of a new generation… it actually made me feel old. In 2045, society has almost completely collapsed with over-population, people live in shanty towns made of re-purposed trash and vehicles stacked on top of each other. But people escape this near-dystopian society within a sprawling virtual reality…

Review: Tomb Raider

Vikander plays the part wonderfully, but this experience felt a little empty. See the humble beginnings of the legendary Lara Croft as she becomes The Tomb Raider. After her father Richard goes missing on an expedition to a distant and forgotten Asian island, Lara takes it upon herself to find him with the clues he…

Review: Assassin’s Creed

They somehow made a convoluted video game narrative more convoluted. Set in present day, after being executed by lethal injection, Cal Lynch wakes up at the mercy of a high-tech organisation created to dissolve violent tendencies in humans. They know of an ancient artifact called The Apple of Eden, that can do this, but to…

Review: Ace Attorney

OBJECTION! What, this wasn’t the video game adaptation you were expecting today? Ryuuichi Naruhodou is a young defense attorney at law, literally working his way out of the broom closet, he finds himself embroiled in The DL-6 Case, a case that involves mysticism, the murder of his mentor and the implication of a childhood colleague….

Review: Warcraft – The Beginning (2D)

Duncan Jones directing this fantastic epic isn’t the only thing that’s totally baffling and confusing with this project! The realm of Azeroth is at peace with its native races working together, but when a barbaric race known as Orcs build a portal between their worlds and invade, alliances must be forged and sides must be…

Review: Hardcore Henry

An ultra-violent action film shot entirely from a first person perspective, Hardcore Henry blurs the line between video game and movie as far as possible. What did I just witness?? My eyes actually hurt after that. Henry wakes within a high tech laboratory were his wife reassembles him with a bionic arm and leg, only…

Remake Rumble Review: Hitman

The Hitman franchise always seemed like an odd choice to be turned into a film franchise; a dark, moody third-person stealth assassin game where you play as an unstoppable killer. The game came to be from Eidos Interactive, a British games company which later became part of Square Enix Europe after the software giant purchased…

Review: Wreck-it Ralph (2D)

Maybe not quite as soul-searching as some traditional franchises from Disney, Wreck-It Ralph is still an outrageous, colourful blast of video-game sub genre fun. Yes, asides from Tron and The Last Starfighter, Wreck-It Ralph is one of the first films to fully embrace the popularity of video games, only difference being Disney has its fingers…