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  • RoboCop 2014

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    Although this remake lacks the satirical leanings of the original, it still has a lot to offer. Strong performances from key players (KEATON!), entertaining gun fights and a not so subtle comment on freedom VS safety make this a fine Friday night popcorn film. It lacks ambition, which is its greatest downfall as there is clearly more to be said with some of the themes it addresses. Unfortunately the film's aesthetic is bland and the title hero looks like a generic videogame character. But all in all this is not the offence to humanity some would have you believe.

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    A more compelling cast and a greater emphasis on its themes makes this sequel superior to the first film, but only just. It is still over-long and struggles with its middle section.

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  • Sunshine 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Jan, 2012 6

    Possibly one of the defining science fiction films of the 21st century. Danny Boyle delivers a realistic feeling film, with great set designs, a succinct premise and a perfect cast.

  • X2: X-Men United 2003

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 Feb, 2013 5

    Bryan Singer's sequel is everything you want from a follow up. Its bigger, bolder and more exciting.
    Singer takes time to explore his characters and deepen the world he is creating. Visually the film continues to stay within the realms of plausibility and offers a more muted colour palette. Singer composes a nice shot, but it is the action scenes that he has improved upon since the last film. Nightcrawler's introduction is easily the highlight, but the siege at the…