I really didn't want to start writing reviews again, but upon leaving the cinema half an hour ago I received a text from my brother saying that if I came home and started babbling about Star Trek or the B word, he was gonna throw the TV remote at my head again.
I'm not an idiot. The kid can AIM, and will absolutely do so with no remorse whatsoever, so I must share my thoughts with you lot before I…
With "Iron Man 3," Shane Black and company have crafted a fully loaded, supremely entertaining superhero spectacular. Moreover, it is a deconstructionist epic that is not afraid to make statements about its own genre and the world in which its audience lives.
While Shane Black's style of cinematic storytelling is more rollicking and lively than Jon Favreau's, this Iron Man is not necessarily a departure from the first two films. Powered by the charisma of Robert Downey, Jr., the films…
The film that everyone wanted Star Trek: The Motion Picture to be. Even though the first film was met mostly with disappointment by critics and fans it still managed to pull in just enough money to warrant a sequel. A sequel with a considerable smaller budget mind you, but a sequel none the less. This, along with a few other elements that should have effected the project negatively, inadvertently created not only the best possible Star Trek film…
God I love science fiction. I was grinning through pretty much the entire thing, I gasped, I laughed, I was on the edge of my seat. Sure, it doesn't reinvent the wheel, and if you're playing "spot the cliche" you'll find much to fuzz over, but it's badass, awesome, suspenseful filmmaking, with Abrams once again proving he can direct both exciting action scenes, his actors and handles pacing, as well as all the emotional moments, quite well.
The film would…
FINALLY the first 2013 movie I've completely fallen in love with. Star Trek Into Darkness is the PERFECT blockbuster. Take notes Iron Man 3.
As the Star Trek crew go from amazing set piece to set piece, I couldn't look away. Benedict Cumberbatch is mesmerising as "John Harrison" giving Kirk and crew their biggest challenge yet. What I didn't expect was how emotional it got through the last act of the film. There is a particular scene with Kirk and…
JJ Abrams just confirmed to me the he is the right man for the Star Wars gig.
Some brief thoughts on his second Star Trek outing; Immaculately shot and staged with spectacular SFX and a suitable visual aesthetic, a exciting and engaging script, a well developed cast of players that you give a shit about, a BAD-ASS villian in Benedict Cumberbatch and a perfect Giacchino score that playfully uses the 'Star Trek' theme as its basis. Sure it's inevitable that…
What a pleasant surprise!
I've never been much of a Star Trek fan. Not that I thought it was bad, just that I never really had any interest in it. I really enjoyed J.J. Abrams' reboot, but aside from seeing the Nostalgia Critic's reviews of the first, third, and fifth movies in the series (and how they're bad), I haven't seen any Star Trek movies. Oh, wait, I saw Nemesis as a kid. I didn't like it.
Anyways, after years…
It's hard to review this without divulging some of the plot so I will keep this short and spoiler-free but suffice to say J. J. Abrams has delivered a strong sequel to his 2009 reboot.
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are given good scenes and it is always nice to see Peter Weller get some decent screen time. It is Benedict Cumberbatch though who is the standout as the terrorist John Harrison.
There's more action, less laughs than its predecessor but this is a fine continuation of the series.
"He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him around the moons of Nibia and around the Antares Maelstrom and around Perdition's flames before I give him up!"
The Star Trek movie which all the others are measured by (with good reason), which contains the franchise's most iconic villain which all that followed are measured by (again, with good reason). William Shatner actually acting instead of, well, Shatnering and some brilliant acting from the rest…
Following the disappointed reaction to The Motion Picture, the team behind Star Trek realized that if ever they were to make a feature film chronicling further adventures of the Enterprise crew, it would need to be far more exciting and eventful than a 90 minute special episode. Enter Wrath of Khan.
Wrath of Khan is everything The Motion Picture isn't. It's evenly paced, it's exciting, more attention is paid towards characters and their interactions with each other rather than the…
Now we're talking. This is much closer to what I was expecting from a Star Trek film. Ricardo Montalbán is just a badass. Whatever character he's playing he's awesome at it. Sadly, we'll see no more of him.
Once again, gorgeous set design.
The thing I'm not sure about. Have I seen this before? I know the Khan stuff, as does anybody who uses the internet. However; I've also seen the ear worm bit. That's all I remember though so maybe it was a clip.
KHAAAAAAAN! JAMES T KIRK DEFIES THE LAWS OF PHYSICS AND CREATES SOUND IN A VACUUM!
Wright's incessant, frenetic attacks on the senses can become a bit much. Stylistically, it's superb. The really good gags, sadly, few - and far in between. Like in Hot Fuzz, the jokes are, mostly, cringingly unfunny and his characters are hard to invest in emotionally (disappointing, as he handled both those elements excellently in 'Shaun of the Dead'). The ostensible hipness was terribly annoying at first but there's a lot of fun to be had with many of the performances. And the fights were cool.