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  • Hercules 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    There have been numerous iterations of the legend of Hercules, from Ah-nuld’s antics in the low budget Hercules in New York, to Disney's colourful musical extolling the hero's virtues. So, does the latest version of the Greek Demi-god, ahem, go the distance?

    Well, Brett Ratner's interpretation of the character seeks to ground the myth in reality. Focusing on a more realistic spin on the labours of the mighty Hercules helps make the hero more relatable to the audience, though seeing…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ½ Watched 08 Jul, 2014

    Ugh, so that's three hours of my life that I will never get back. I went into this movie thinking, you know what, anything has got to be better than the travesty that was Dark Side of the Moon. Well I guess I totally overs-estimated Michael Bay.

    With a plot that made no sense, dialogue that was so appalling that often I had to put my head in my hands in disgust, and very questionable decisions made by the main…

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  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Jun, 2014

    Suave, cool, courageous. These are all words normally associated with Tom Cruise's characters. Imagine my surprise when William Cage, Cruise's latest role, turns out to be nothing more than a coward, scared at the sight of blood and more concerned with saving his own skin that the welfare of others.

    It makes a refreshing change, and also gives the audience a chance to see Cage really grow as a character through the film. In fact this growth is integral to…

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Jun, 2013

    Back in 1978, moviegoers bustled into theatres, popcorn in hand, not knowing what to expect from Richard Donner's Superman. A generation whose only real exposure to the live action superheroes was the campy Batman TV series, the general audience would have been probably expecting more of the same from the Big Blue Boy Scout. But as the lights dimmed, and the now familiar bars of horns played signalling the iconic Superman theme, the audience knew they were in for something…