I've never seen the original but I knew the premise of this remake going in: teens wage guerilla warfare in their hometown when it is invaded by an evil army.
Novel idea, terrible execution. This is not a good film. Even with Thor in it.
There's decent, practical effects though. More than once I winced as someone was shot or run over or blown up - a lot of people get blown into things so the production must have had…
Formula. Every film has one. Watch enough films and you learn the formulas, perhaps even subconciously; and it can ruin the film for you. It drains a film of tension, it makes a film predictable. And in no other genre is the formula more apparent than in horror.
The Cabin In The Woods (TCITW)has a formula too. It is no different to any other film in that respect. But while your Texas Chainsaw Massacres and your Excorcists and your Last…
I'm going to lay my Captain America trading cards on the table up front and declare that I am, and always have been, a comic-book geek so 'The Avengers' (I'm not calling it by it's silly UK title) was always going to be an easy sell to me, but , even I did not expect this film to deliver as much as it did.
For the unitiated, 'The Avengers', directed by Joss Whedon* is a straight up sequel to all…