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  • Wrath of the Titans

    Wrath of the Titans

    ★★★

    It’s hard being a fantasy lover. You grow up on the likes Conan, Excalibur and Legend, then you think you’re in a golden age with LOTR, Pirates and 300 for a little while, but these are all oases in a desert really, so with something like the Titans duology it’s easy to let them slide even if they aren’t that great. It’s fairly standard stuff, some people must band together and go on a quest, and they keep it brief,…

  • Legend

    Legend

    ★★★★

    Legend is a british gangster flick, but set apart by the fact it’s directed by American Brian Helgeland, and so it gives it a different vibe to other British gangster flick. This almost feels more old Hollywood than it does Snatch.

    Tom Hardy does a masterful job as the Kray twins, but it’s definitely a tragic romance film first and foremost, using a historic time and place as a veneer. It’s not really a biopic, Ronnie is more of a…

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    Solo is the slick, entertaining and exceedingly charming lollipop Lucasfilm is giving fans after big mean The Last Jedi tore off the nostalgia band aid off Star Wars fans.

    The very concept of a Solo film for me was deathly uninteresting, it felt like Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan where pandering to a fanboy wish-list from 1992 without any real finger on the pulse of what would work today. The would be later compounded when Phil Lord and Chris Miller,…

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★★½

    Deadpool 2 succeeds in all the ways where the first one does. It still doesn't overdo the meta humour and retains a small scale story just like part 1. However it stays fresh by taking the basic action movie story of the original, and replacing it with a very traditional X-Men narrative that still would've been amazing without the Deadpool veneer.

    Bringing in David Leitch as director was a masterstroke, he should absolutely be allowed to keep playing within the…