Review: Aquaman

What’s this? DC have had two movies in a row that weren’t terrible? Maybe they can salvage something after all… Arthur Curry, son of a lighthouse keeper and an Atlantian Queen from the ocean depths, has to come to terms with his heritage when his brother attempts to seize control of the aquatic armies and…

Review: The Great Wall

Yimou Zhang, stop doing collaborations with America, right now. When two European bandits stumble across China’s greatest defensive achievement, The Great Wall, while looking for “black powder”, they discover a terrible and world-ending secret. Well this was pretty dumb. I think the film drops the ball almost immediately with two small points. We open with…

Review: John Wick

Keanu Reeves is back in this high octane revenge shoot ’em up. Full of style and plenty of bloody carnage, I enjoyed it a lot. When a¬†crime-lord’s son takes a fancy for John Wick‘s car, he decides to steal it as well as murder John’s pet puppy, mere days after the tragic death of his…

Review: A Most Wanted Man

A troubling, quiet but politically charged spy thriller starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman in his final leading role. After the attack on New York’s Trade Centre in 2001 the dock city of Hamburg in Germany was identified as a security risk; allowing those responsible for the attacks access to the western world and continues…

Saga Review: Spider-Man

I love movies. Comics I’ve never given time to, and as far as Spider-man is concerned you’ll have to forgive some of my ignorance; I’ve heard a lot of theories and followed lots of arguments about why Spider-man needed a reboot or about why the reboot ruined everything. I can only give you my opinion,…

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Director Wes Anderson has ever really wow’ed me with any of his previous works, often they are too wild and unprecedented, but with The Grand Budapest Hotel he has excelled. Our story begins from the perspective of a writer who, in visiting a rundown Hotel, meets the owner who tells a tale of the Hotel’s…

Review: XXX2 – State of the Union

I had the unfortunate situation of watching one of my favourite television channels all day only for them to put this on. Good god. So I can vaguely remember seeing Vin Diesel’s XXX in the cinema, and what I recall was a brazen attempt at a bigger, bolder, American version of James Bond (it even…

Review: John Carter

Widely regarded as Disney’s biggest and worst flop in recent memory, yet I actually found it very entertaining despite its CG heaviness. Based off the classic and highly influential novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs (writer of the original Tarzan) this story tells of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who is…