The Count's Verdict: George Miller revitalises his own franchise to deliver a pure adrenaline filled antidote to the safe and homogenous, broadest audience dollar chasing, modern action blockbuster. Take note Marvel, take note Bond, hell, even Star Wars better stand to attention as MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is an unequivocal masterclass in action choreography as well as an uncompromising, balls-to-the-wall genre classic which is destined to be remembered as one of the greatest action movies ever made. You'll be breathless…
First real disappointment from Director Ben Wheatley for me. The film felt incredibly restricted by its low-budget, single location setting, failing utterly to create an authentic period atmosphere. In fact, it took an awfully long time for me to dispel a sense that this was some sort of comedy sketch or amateur art film shot by a bunch of mates in historical reenactment clothing.
Amy Jump's script delivered a few funny lines but felt incredibly wordy without saying virtually anything…
Having been terrorised by the long running and rightly celebrated stage adaptation of Susan Hill's classic ghost story novel 'The Woman In Black', I'd long had my eye on the reborn Hammer film version.
The casting of speccy Potter - Daniel Radcliffe - in the lead tempered my enthusiasm somewhat as did the decision to go with a 12A rating. However, Watkins film manages to overcome my irrational prejudices, particularly at the start where good use is made of both…