Tag: MOVIE REVIEWS

Movie review: The Predator

  The Predator is easily my most anticipated movie of 2018. It feels like it has been forever in the works: with an initial release date for spring 2018, which then drifted back to September this year. However, behind the excitement lurked a trepidation as well – and the news of reshoots and plot issues…


Movie review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man was a surprise hit of 2015. Adopting the Guardians of the Galaxy formula, the movie managed to balance humour with action, diverging from the standard Marvel template just enough to carve out its own niche. The ending of Ant-Man – as well as the film’s box office success – pretty much guaranteed a sequel….


Movie review: BATMAN v SUPERMAN – DAWN OF JUSTICE

Verdict: By turns excellent and mediocre, BvS might be the sequel to MAN OF STEEL but it’s a far better Batman movie BATMAN V SUPERMAN has to be the most anticipated superhero film of recent years. While the team-up has happened numerous times in comic books and other media, it’s taken this long for the…


Movie review: DEADPOOL

My verdict: Graphic, dark and very, very funny. The merc with the mouth finally gets his own movie. Sure, Deadpool has kinda been in film already, but his appearance in WOLVERINE: ORIGINS was largely forgettable and barely represented the character. DEADPOOL had a long run-up, and it feels like fan-interest in the film has been…


MOVIE REVIEW: ANT-MAN

ANT-MAN is the latest in what feels like a recent spate of superhero releases. In the last few months, we’ve had AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, DAREDEVIL, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Is there room for this insect-sized hero? In some respects, ANT-MAN is your typical superhero movie. It follows a…


MOVIE REVIEW: TERMINATOR GENISYS

Do you like greatest hits albums? I know this is perhaps a bizarre question to ask at the start of a movie review, but bear with me. The thing about greatest hits albums is that they are familiar. The manufacturer or producer chains together songs, and you end up with an album. Nothing new, just…


MOVIE REVIEW: JURASSIC WORLD

Twenty-two years after the original JURASSIC PARK, John Hammond’s dream returns as a fully-formed theme park in JURASSIC WORLD. The original JURASSIC PARK was utterly ground-breaking – appearing at a time when blockbuster movies rarely generated such interest and featuring stunning visual effects – but does the franchise need a fourth instalment? JURASSIC WORLD’s main…


MOVIE REVIEW: AVENGERS – AGE OF ULTRON

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is the follow-up to 2012’s AVENGERS ASSEMBLE. Featuring the most enormous super hero cast in all of history (more on that later), AVENGERS is probably the biggest movie of the year – if not the decade… The hype behind his movie has been truly a force of nature. The pressure on the…


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