Shocking... previously reviewed here
I now rank this even lower than that review suggests.
Vern's Seagology book is making me want to re-assess the career of Mr Seagal. A bit.
I'm a fan of both Under Seige movies (favouring the second one by a long way) but have never been particularly interested in anything else he's made, beyond the jaw dropping novelty of On Deadly Ground.
ITV4 seem to working through most of back catalogue at the moment so decided to give Out For Justice a whirl, and within a few minutes I realised…
No, sorry. Maybe I'm just not 'getting' it, but I thought Pacific Rim was dreadful. Awful script and woeful acting (in some cases from decent actors, in other cases from former Eastenders stars trying to do Australian accents) combined with a rare off day by Del Toro (bar a few glimpses of his usual genius) to create the most vacuous action movie for a long while.
I've heard people argue that you have to understand it's in the tradition of…
Being one of the eight people who thought Die Hard 4 wasn't that bad and is actually pretty good action entertainment (even if the one thing it isn't is a Die Hard movie) I was more than prepared to give DH5 a fair crack of the whip. If it hadn't been released on Valentines Day I would even have paid hard earned to go to the cinema to watch it.
As it was I finally caught up with iut over…
Maybe I give this an easier ride than some being married to a long-suffering teacher who has a decade's worth of nativities behind her, but I like it.
The only real problem I have is that it can't decide whether to be a film for small kids, a Glee-style family film, or a slightly edgy comedy. It's at it's best when it's at it's most realistic. Some of the scenes of Martin Freeman losing it and trying desperately not to…
Ben Affleck is a dick.
He's such a dick he pays a family to pretend to be his family so he can have a perfect christmas.
2013's yuletide viewing got off to a truly odd start with this forgotten rubbish which was so bad it didn't have a finished script, was pulled from it's original release date of Christmas 2003 and was dumped into about 3 cinemas the following October!
Affleck is a millionaire marketing exec who following the advice…
Surprisingly watchable, if low-key, New Cold war thriller with Richard Gere as a retired operative hand-holding (reluctantly) a young buck who's obsessed with a case Gere supposedly closed years before.
It blows it's one big hand far too early, and totally changes the dynamic of the film from what could have been a tense, 70s style conspiracy thriller, into a more arthouse character piece.
There are still one or two surprises left, and it's very watchable on a wet sunday afternoon. But don't expect fireworks.
Not as laugh-out-loud awful as I'd been led to believe, but still utterly dreadful, and for large parts, extremely dull.
Matthew Fix is surprisingly effective as an emaciated ruthless killer. Tyler Perry is laughable stepping into Morgan Freeman's shoes.
Everyone else, including director Rob Cohen, is paying the rent.
Critical re-evaluation must be coming soon for this most monstrous and notorious of turkeys.
It's reputation is (mostly) unjustified, and no doubt came from a desire to knock Bruce Willis down a peg or two.
It's ridiculously over-the-top, willfully messy, but damn entertaining and good fun. I'd take one Hudson hawk over any number of dull, identikit summer blockbusters of recent years.