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  • Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider


    So most video game to film adaptations are pretty terrible. If we think back to the Super Mario Brothers movie (do not think back to this movie), through the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter movies and then more recent fare (looking at you Prince of Persia, Warcraft and Assassin's Creed), these films have been poorly written, poorly acted, massively expensive shitshows. It's refreshing therefore that Tomb Raider is pretty OK!
    It is, however, only OK. It's very pretty and shot…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending


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

    This has easily got to be one of the silliest films I've ever seen. The plot was kind of tacked on to support the special effects, the dialogue was weird and didn't flow very well and the characters motivations didn't make a great deal of sense. If you love the art of cinema, chances are you will hate this movie.

    That said, I absolutely loved Jupiter Ascending. Despite its many flaws, I can't remember the last time I had so…

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  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian


    Just to start off, I like action films. I don't mean to say that they are serious business and that you need to completely suspend your disbelief to appreciate then and that "come on, it's just a movie! Stop thinking about it and just enjoy it!" But I do like them. That said, I'm not sure that you can watch action films and take them seriously. I mean I suppose back in the days of Terminator (I & II only) you…

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Hellboy II: The Golden Army


    I have an odd relationship with this film. One the one hand I feel like most of the characters are better developed than in the first film, the art direction and action scenes are truly stunning and Luke Goss is, as always, a mesmerising presence on the screen. On the other hand the story is weak, a good portion of the acting is substandard at best and the script is, in parts very good, but for the most part trite…