David Nathan Williams

David Nathan Williams

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  • The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    ★★★★

    - Never realised how the amp exploding and the heroes being late for school is exactly the same beginning as Back to the Future.

    - The “clock in San Dimas is always running“ is a nice time travel rule.

    - I really appreciate the foreign characters not speaking English. Would’ve been fine for the tone of the movie if they did, but it’s great that they don’t cheat there.

    - It’s a big (and funny) cheat with the number of…

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  • Dredd

    Dredd

    ★★★½

    'You look ready.'

    This film is easily compared with The Raid, which has essentially the same setup, without the bells and whistles of futuristic drugs and sexy psychic Olivia Thirlby. The Raid, being a relatively low budget martial arts flick, impressed me more. The Raid overcame a neat but slim premise by being extremely creative with its action, not just in its fight choreography, but with the basic setups of each individual conflict. Dredd was brutal, and entertaining, but ultimately…

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★★

    'Don't be afraid...'

    Such a good film. All the stuff up to and including Batman's first appearance is stellar and really holds up, the photography is great and the scene where the audience gets a criminal's POV of Batman is genius (emulated fairly well by The Incredible Hulk, where it makes less sense). I'm less keen on some of the stylistic choices in the latter half of the film, especially when compared with followup The Dark Knight, but it hardly…