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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Apr, 2014

    Marc Webb's sequel is an excellent blockbuster that is bursting with emotional weight. Exquisite sound design, special effects and camera work bring Spider-Man to life like never before.
    Garfield is Peter Parker, defining the character for an entire generation. Stone is the emotional heart of the film. And together these two actors have an electrifying chemistry that effortlessly gets you invested in their story.
    A story that embraces its comic book beginnings whilst focusing on the characters. Granted one plot…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2014

    The Russo brothers bring Marvel's super soldier back onto the big screen with a bang. This time Cap is placed into a narrative that moves the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe into more serious territory.
    Winter Soldier plays out like an action film with elements of a spy thriller. There is a greater emphasis on thematic strands (paranoia, veterans returning to society and what is the price of safety) and a willingness to engage in a deeper narrative than the normal…

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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…