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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A slightly numbing if largely enjoyable film which escalates far too quickly.

    John Wick was such a great surprise when it released. A tightly told, relentless revenge thriller with bonkers action and deliberately cheesy 2000s era production design (those fonts!). The sequel did a lot to expand on the mythology of the first film's insane world where almost everyone is part of a global assassin network, and it largely kept the pace of the first film.

    The third film, titled…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Predator

    Generally a bit of a let down. Waaaaay too many sloppy bits of plot and past a certain point the movie actively starts putting away its toys until the final act where it delivers a hard to follow sequence followed by a really underwhelming final confrontation.

    The first half of the movie was really enjoyable with loads of fun subversions and expansions of the Predator story. You get all the elements set up here: ruthless government agencies, a…