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The Wrath of Man

Dear Mr Jason Statham You have the acting range of a cardboard box. However, before you assassinate me, which I have no doubt you could and easily get away with it too. Please know one thing, your cardboard boxness is what makes you perfect in the lead in this new film. It’s got all your favourite things Mr Stathem: Guns, Guy Ritchie and  That’s what I like to imagine the email Jason’s agent...

Mortal Kombat

Back, back, forward and down, down, up, I think. Those are the two moves I can remember off the top of my head. Both are for Raiden. I think I would have muscle memory for a bunch of others if I played again. That’s the original Mortal Kombat too. I had Mortal Kombat 2 on my first PC. Loved watching my friends play Mortal Kombat 3, with all those amazing combos. They were so fast! The speed that y...

Shadow in the Cloud

My mum asked me if I wanted to see Shadow in the Cloud with her. “I don’t think Dad would be interested.” At the time, I had just lost my fifth match of competitive Overwatch in a row, and I thought the distraction would be nice. So I said, “Sure.” “Have you seen the trailer?” she asked. “No,” I replied, “but what I’ve seen of it, it kinda looks like a trash film.” I meant that somewhat endearingl...

Bad Boys For Life

You spin my head right round, right round!” The Bad Boys are back in 2020 with enough sweeping 360° shots to give you vertigo. Twenty five years since the original Bad Boys, Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) return a bit older and maybe a bit wiser. Having been in the game for so long, Marcus is ready to retire, but Mike still believes he’s a peak crime fighting machine...

Glass on Blu-Ray

There it is, Glass by M.Night Shyamalan. I actually missed it the first time around and I really loved Unbreakable and Split. Two movies that turned out to be a trilogy with Glass by M.Night Shmarmilon. What a movie by the prince of movie twists! I really loved Signs and The Sixth Sense. I’m really happy for him that he has these under his belt. But boy did poor old M.Night Shmemamalemon pass thro...

Hellboy (2019)

You know, I got the fears just as I was driving to watch this. It just suddenly dawned on me. I absolutely love the original Hellboy movies, so how could this one possibly compete? What am I doing?! It can’t be made better, can it? But then maybe it’ll be on par, yes maybe. You can’t stuff a movie like this up – it’ll be … just different. There he is, Hellboy. Yer he looks cool, ok now make ...

Aquaman

Aquaman was visually stunning. I was quite skeptical on how they were going to do the underwater scenes – but I was impressed. The costumes were vivid and the creatures of the deep were breathtaking. If you don’t know it yet, this movie is an origin story. I knew nothing about Aquaman except for what I’ve seen in Young Justice and the latest Justice League movie, so I came in with an open mi...

Mortal Engines

Based on Philip Reeve’s award winning post-apocalyptic steampunk series, Mortal Engines takes place in a world where cities now move across land on wheels, hunting each other for fuel and resources. It follows Hester Shaw (Hera Hillary) and Londoner Tom (Robert Sheehan) when they are ejected from London after Hester attempts to kill the man who murdered her mother and gave Hester the scar across h...

Mission Impossible: Fallout aka The Big Dumb Stupid Explosion Tom Cruise Film

I’m beginning to think I’m too harsh on films sometimes. My wife and I went to see a pre-screening of Mission Impossible: Fallout at IMAX this week with a whole lot of C-Grade celebrities and were super excited (not because of the C-Grade celebrities). Big screen! Explosions! Old man Cruise doing young man stunts! Bullets! Simon Pegg! Henry Cavill with a REAL moustache!?! Things that go fast (not ...

Assassin’s Creed The Movie

Movies based on video games have a reputation for being cheesy, often low budget affairs with bad acting and even worse dialogue. As a massive fan of the Assassin’s Creed series of games (I may have an Ezio costume in my closet…) I was waiting with baited breath to find out whether the movie would deliver on the promise of the games. The game world is rich with lore and historical potential and th...

Blood Father

When ex-convict Link (Mel Gibson) reunites with his missing daughter Lydia, who is on the run from both the law and a Mexican drug cartel, he proves he’ll go to extreme lengths to protect her. Blood Father is a fantastic return to form for Mel Gibson. From the synopsis, I went into this movie expecting something similar to Taken, and while they do share some themes in having a father intent on sav...

Allegiant Review

Either Allegiant was a pretty average movie or I’m just getting tired of Dystopian future teen fiction (honestly never thought I would even consider that). It had all the right elements – strong female lead, bad guys, good guys, futuristic technology, romance, tough decisions, action… and yet it failed to grip me. I haven’t read all the books, so maybe I’m missing something glaringly obvious – but...

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