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  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★★½

    Better than it could have been. The Rock is a star. Maybe it was the aeroplane experience (where I viewed this), but I was thrown by unexpected cuts—especially the early cut-to-the-end. I was left wondering if someone had stuffed up the airline copy. 

    I enjoyed a number of sweet moments; especially The Rock’s kid’s sports game. Charlize Theron is also great. 

    Car chases also okay.

  • Baywatch

    Baywatch

    ★★

    After watching the trailer I thought this was going to be a fun film that didn’t take itself or the source material too seriously. The opening titles seemed to reinforce that. Specifically the title. I grinned, expecting the rest of the movie to be awesome. 

    Hiding in here there might be a fun movie. The performances are good. The Rock is great. The juvenile dick jokes, and gross out humour derailed it for me. One joke, I can take it.…

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  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★★★

    I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.

    If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★½

    What did I learn from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol? Let me see. There are a lot of BMWs in Dubai and Mumbai (coincidence?) and they have safety features you can trust, and cool start controls, and cool wheels and cool grill-lights, what? I haven't seen such gross product placement in a while. Oh yeah, and iPhones. iPhones are cool, iPads are cool, apparently USB cables are cool; but iPhones in rubberised cases? I guess they might knock them around…