RSS feed for Chris

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • First Blood

    First Blood

    ★★★★

    Just the name itself, Rambo, has become synonymous with staggering levels of violence and machismo. There's nothing wrong with that. But First Blood is a very different beast. It's about one man for sure, but rather than being a one-man army, it's about him being one man alone.

    On a superficial level it's clear to see Rambo as an allegory for the Vietnam War. A large force underestimating and therefore being outsmarted by a far smaller and technologically inferior opponent.…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    Can a film decrease your intelligence? Perhaps not, but I’m 100% convinced that The Predator tried to rob me of a few IQ points.

    It shouldn’t be this way. Writer and director Shane Black has not only given us some amazingly well written films but was also actually a cast member in the original film; he couldn’t have been better placed to give us a great sequel.

    Instead he has made a film of such poor quality that it actually…

Popular reviews

More
  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★½

    Spectre is infuriating.

    If you list everything that a good Bond film needs, it’s present and correct. This is also Craig at his most Bondian and he’s great to watch. Given the OK to have a bit more fun, he’s clearly building on and enjoying the changes brought over from Skyfall. His niche has been discovered; in the vein of Connery or Dalton rather than Moore or Brosnan, and it works well.

    The bothersome thing is that despite including everything…

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    ★★★★½

    One of the best comic to film adaptations out there, merging aspects of the original comics and the insanely popular cartoon to great effect.

    Some iffy editing choices aside, it's quotable, heartfelt and great fun.