My life is opera.
I’ve said this before (and probably on here too) but there is something engaging about watching professionals do their job and do it well. Doesn’t matter what it is - a baseball coach, a teacher, a diamond thief - if they are competent and dedicated to their craft, it’s compelling. And this is the case here, as we follow Caan’s safecracker, looking to take as many scores as he can to make up for his lost 11 years and then…
Formula. Every film has one. Watch enough films and you learn the formulas, perhaps even subconciously; and it can ruin the film for you. It drains a film of tension, it makes a film predictable. And in no other genre is the formula more apparent than in horror.
The Cabin In The Woods (TCITW)has a formula too. It is no different to any other film in that respect. But while your Texas Chainsaw Massacres and your Excorcists and your Last…
I'm going to lay my Captain America trading cards on the table up front and declare that I am, and always have been, a comic-book geek so 'The Avengers' (I'm not calling it by it's silly UK title) was always going to be an easy sell to me, but , even I did not expect this film to deliver as much as it did.
For the unitiated, 'The Avengers', directed by Joss Whedon* is a straight up sequel to all…