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  • 2010

    Watched 01 Aug, 2013

    Just dreadful. One star is for Tamsin Egerton, who deserves much better than this.

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 1

    With MAN OF STEEL Zack Snyder confirms that he's a stylistic magpie whose guiding principle appears to be 'what's the coolest looking thing to do?' at any given moment. He has a poor grasp of storytelling, no sense of drama & is tone deaf with regards to actors' performances. The Superman-as-first-contact story is a good idea, but poorly executed. Structurally similar to Batman Begins it lacks the narrative momentum that carried that movie along. Goyer's dialogue is exposition heavy, witless & tin-eared. A good cast is wasted and despite a great many whizzes & bangs very little of interest actually happens.

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  • The Other Guys 2010

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Apr, 2012 4

    Action/Comedy masterpiece. Also a searing indictment of white collar crime.

  • Apocalypto 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Jan, 2013

    I had wondered to myself what could Mel Gibson possibly do with the ridiculous amounts of cash made by The Passion Of The Christ. What he did was make a full-on, wigged out, absolutely thrillingly violent piece of action cinema that makes the rest of Hollywood seem fatally anaemic by comparison.

    We see a jaguar eats a guys head, what's not to love?