(Includes Smaug spoilers but not too much detail)
Can Peter Jackson overcome the “like butter scraped over too much bread?” memes (i.imgur.com/vnKz6BM.jpg) and the frequent criticism levelled at his Hobbit trilogy? Does the film deliver a satisfying conclusion to the story of The Hobbit and integrate nicely with the beginning of his original trilogy? Well, as with the majority of other popular reviews, it’s both yes and no.
The positives? After SO much criticism and so many mixed reviews, I…
Based on a video game. Indebted to the Fast and the Furious franchise.
That's all you need to remember going into this movie.
With that in mind, this movie is OK. It's overlong sure, but the action sequences and the willingness to avoid CGI have to be admired. Aaron Paul does a good job of leading this movie - if a little too similar to Jesse from Breaking Bad at times - and the supporting cast do a good job.…
Ouch. A $50million budget and only $13million in box office returns. Even the Sly Stallone starring Judge Dredd returned $34million at the box office (back in '95), and we all know how bad that was. So what's the deal? How can a consistently highly rated movie do so poorly? Namely because of idiots like me.
When I first saw the images of Dredd online and in movie magazines it really didn't appeal at all. Urban looked like either his head…
One hell of a movie.
Don't watch this expecting tonnes of action and shoot outs at high noon, it's not that sort of western. This is a character study filled with fine actors putting in career finest performances, gorgeous cinematography and an engaging and involving story.
Deakins is on cinematography duty here and the film looks absolutely phenomenal as a result. The interior shots are beautifully lit, the costume design, the blood, sweat and grit are all perfectly captured, but…