Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis are superb in this lo-fi kaiju movie, in which special effects are less crucial than the emotional effects on their differently broken characters. It's so sharp, it's wince-inducing at times, and it grows out of the wacky premise in fascinating ways. In the very last stretch, it becomes that rare film where you can tell exactly what's going to happen, but still leaves you completely satisfied when it does. One of my favourites of the year.
Nostalgia really ain't what it used to be. A film that transcends its jukebox musical status with gorgeous performances and choreography and is, simply, the greatest movie about making movies ever made, (spoiler for this Den of Geek feature - don't @ me about omissions or the order of the rest of them.)
Hey, guess what? It's nothing like the trailers. It's actually funny, actually scary, and, because there isn't a bottom half to read under a movie, it's 100% dickhead proof.
The one thing that nobody seemed to actually buy ahead of this was that it could be both a remake and a passing of the torch. It turns out that it's both of those things and while it certainly bows to the original as much as, say, The Force Awakens does…
It may be a little premature, but we already have the first President Trump era comic book movie. I'm not even talking about the story, in which two emasculated rich white men blame an immigrant for what's wrong with the world.
Just like Trump's campaign for the nomination, it's stupid, hateful, and by the time you've just deciphered one utterly insensible thing it's said or done, it'll have done five more. And depressingly, despite all of this, people are probably…