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  • Planet Terror

    Planet Terror

    ★★★½

    Viewed as part of the theatrical release of Grindhouse
    Planet terror has a lot of joy to give out. It fully embraces itself and what it is trying to be, and I enjoyed a lot. The film does feel longer than it is due to its lack of character focus and an effective narrative, but these sacrifices allow much more time for genuinely enjoyable gooey action sequences and plenty of laughs.

    Planet Terror is hilarious no doubt about it, and…

  • Taken 3

    Taken 3

    ★½

    Edited by an actual monkey and for the most part boring and preposterous in equal measure. Many action movies are made with incomprehensible action sequences, with... 'snappy' editing, to put it lightly. what I didn't expect from Taken 3 -- a famous perpetrator of this classic action movie sin -- was for even the slow character driven scenes to be edited this way.

    All potential for emotion is lost due to the incessant darting around a square room with different…

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  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four

    ★★

    Oh boy, I guess we should just give up on the "Fantastic Four" now eh? You know that Fantastic four/X-Men crossover that is being talked about? I seriously doubt it is gonna be talked about for much longer. Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" is pretty much as bad as the original film from 2005, but without any of the tongue in cheek humour. Trank's FF just takes things way too seriously, and just as we think things are finally gonna start…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    ★★★★

    Having read Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” I knew that the Hobbits would be separate from the slightly taller members of the Fellowship for the whole film. Also, knowing a lot less of this film would be spent travelling I was confident that the Hobbits would get some of their own screen time as the unlikely heroes in a world filled with treachery. Sadly I was wrong — The Hobbits are almost nowhere to be seen…