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  • Journey to the Center of the Earth 2008

    Watched 18 Apr, 2014

    For a film that closely follows the footsteps of Jules Verne and the eponymous book it's based on, it is surprisingly dull, lacking any real sense of magic and adventure. The only endearing aspect is how it so blatantly disregards the laws of physics. I'm all for suspension of belief but here its stretching reaches the kind of spaghettification usually found near the rim of a black hole.

    It is cruelly telling that the most stunning landscapes are those real…

  • The Wolverine 2013

    ★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2014

    A mixed bag even if it is a considerable improvement on the dire first Wolverine.

    There is an attempt to do something different from what we have seen in the X-Men franchise, with a nicely used Japanese setting, and a more sombre story with a certain depth to it. But the film does not quite pull it off, with the first hour in particular feeling particularly flat. It does improve and there are hints of how a different scriptwriter and…

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  • Love Actually 2003

    ½ Rewatched 30 Dec, 2013

    Letterboxd is going to be interesting as an external influence is making me watch films I truly do not want to. Such as this. Or in this case, rewatch it. Love. Actually has recently been comprehensively demolished, and rightly so.

    Does this deserve its reputation as the worst, most heinous film ever made? Are we being too harsh? Are us, UK based bloggers, too easily giving a pass to American rom-coms while being too severe on their home grown counterparts?…

  • The Man with the Iron Fists 2012

    ½ Watched 06 Apr, 2014

    I like my trashy films with no plot like the next man. But this takes it to a whole new level. Despite all the kinetic, wire flying action and OTT gore, it is one of the most boring and inept films I have ever seen, and not even entertatining. A confusing plot, some random characters popping in and out, Russell Crowe wondering what he's doing there... A sad mess