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  • LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed By Venom

    LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed By Venom

    ★★½

    RANKINGS: 2019 | Lego Marvel Super Heroes

    It's not bad! It's just not very good.

    The latest release in Lego's series of Marvel adaptations doesn't offer nearly as much fanservice or visual humour as the previous entries, instead turning to nonstop quips to keep the audience's attention. It's far from unfunny but still not enough to make up for the script's relative lack of plot or action.

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    ★★★★½

    Finish the trilogy, you cowards.

    It still takes plenty of liberties with the original comic but The Golden Army is Guillermo del Toro at his Guillermo-del-Toriest and that's enough to make it one of the most memorable superhero films of all time. The characters are fun and charming, the villains compelling and morally ambiguous, and the effects absolutely breathtaking.

    The weaker moments of the first film have been ironed out, with a slimmer cast and more balanced tone ensuring there's…

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    RANKINGS: 2018

    The Mission: Impossible franchise consists largely of a series of increasingly complex studio-funded suicide attempts by Tom Cruise, and I'll be damned if it doesn't make for one of the most memorable action franchises in history. With the exception of the lackluster second entry, nearly every single one has been better than the last. Fallout is no exception and is very likely to go down in history as one of the greatest action films of all time.

    Tom…

  • Mad Max

    Mad Max

    ★★★★

    George Miller's feature-length debut lacks the elaborate landscape shots and lustrous visual storytelling that fans have come to expect in his later works, something that can be attributed to the film's microbudget (his next cheapest film still had more than 12x the budget of this one). The result is relatively barebones, but the more stripped back approach serves to highlight the director's raw talent as a filmmaker.

    Mad Max is Apocalypse Lite. Those like myself who watch it having already…