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2013
09
Jun

Fast and Furious 6 Movie Review

Fast and Furious 6 Movie Review

We all know that the Fast & Furious movies have been all about the action. After a Fast & Furious 6 movie review, it was definitely apparent that this movie didn’t disappoint when it comes to action. Fasten your seatbelt – this movie takes you for quite a ride. Actually, it takes you on quite a few action packed rides.

Of course, be prepared for action that goes far beyond reality, think giant tank and a blown up aircraft. Persuaded by Agent Hobbs (played by Dwayne Johnson) to come out of retirement, these well-loved speedsters come out of retirement to help Hobbs catch a criminal. They don’t immediately realize they’ll be rescuing Letty – surprise, she’s not really dead. Agent Hobbs’ promise of full pardons is enough to get Brian (Paul Walker) and Dom (Vin Diesel) out of retirement, along with a few of their notable sidekicks.

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2013
27
May

Hangover 3 Movie Review

Hangover 3 Movie Review

Any Hangover 3 movie review you will find is going to mention that the third film is the perfect end to the trilogy. They will also contain spoilers for the film itself, so that should be taken into account. As the film opens, Mr. Chow escapes a foreign prison, then the focus turns to everyone’s favorite man child Alan (Zach Galifiananakis) is driving down the freeway with a giraffe in an attached trailer. While driving down the road, he focuses on everything but what’s in front of him and the scene plays out in a very predictable manner.

What then follows is everything from Alan’s father dying, a quick funeral scene and the decision to take Alan to a rehab facility. However, the old gang believes they owe it to Alan to go to the facility as a group and to have one final outing as the wolf pack.

2013
26
May

Star Trek: Into Darkness Review

The Excitement of Star Trek: Into Darkness

The Star Trek Into Darkness Movie was made just as much for the fans as it was for the general public. It’s a great science fiction action movie that barely sits still for a minute, giving every single moviegoer a fun ride. For long-time Star Trek fans, it’s full of references that jump out even when you’re completely engrossed in the action of the plot.

Even in the opening scene, we hear Spock allude to the sanctity of the Prime Directive and the necessity of avoiding interfering with the development of alien cultures, a familiar theme in the Star Trek universe that certainly warrants a mention.

2013
06
May

Iron Man 3 Movie Review

Iron Man 3 Movie Review

Iron Man 3 mostly succeeds at giving the viewers what they want from an Iron Man movie. The film has stunning special effects, gripping action scenes, and the iconic characters that have become even more famous since the first films in the trilogy. In Iron Man 3, Robert Downey Junior continues to give Tony Stark an almost unprecedented level of depth. He is a deeply compelling character to spend time with, and certainly one that is capable of sustaining our attention as viewers for a full three films.

A Good Day to Die Hard Movie Review

To begin this A Good Day to Die Hard movie review, the history of the series should be touched on. Back in 1998 Det. John McClane was just another person looking to take a cross country flight, in the hopes of seeing his estranged wife Holly. However, Hans Gruber stepped in and put an end to that.

Today, he is an alcoholic whose wife has left him. His injuries are extensive and in 2007 he reunited with this estranged daughter during a cyber-terrorist plot. So it makes sense that in this 2013 outing, he would try to be father of the year, by taking on evil henchmen in Russia with his son. Fortunately, you will find in this A Good Day to Die Hard movie review that things don’t all go downhill from here.

2013
10
Feb

Django Unchained Movie Review

Django Unchained Movie Review

Director Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to taking on controversial themes. He’s built his career on being able to wield those blunt instruments, and Django Unchained is one of his greatest achievements. In many ways, Django Unchained picks up where Inglourious Basterds left off, given its historical setting and enormously dramatic presentation. Fans of Quentin Tarantino may wonder where he will be going next, and if this is part of a pattern for him and his films.

2013
22
Jan

Jack Reacher Movie Review

Jack Reacher: Reaches a Little Too Far

To begin this Jack Reacher movie review, it is perhaps important to point out the obvious. The film is asking quite a lot for fans to believe that Tom Cruise is a 6’5” character that fans adore.

In fact, considering how small he is, even on screen, popcorn thriller fans are about the only ones who won’t feel the sting of an actor desperately seeking his next picture, beyond an overdone and burned our Mission Impossible Franchise.

Cruise does present his lines with his trademark charismatic charm. This helps to soften the blow that some fans may experience with the character. Although, there is a lacking depth of honesty in his overall portrayal and that can be a downer for those who watch a film to become invested in a character, even when it is only for a couple of hours.

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Movie Review

Fans of The Hobbit everywhere were surprised to see director Peter Jackson sticking to the original book instead of making up entire plot lines that held no relation to what the book originally was. Although some creative liberty was taken in order to put the movie on the silver screen, the book’s true intent remains almost as faithful as the words that Bilbo scrawls in his leather journal at the beginning of the film.

However, in stretching the movie out to turn it into three parts, Peter Jackson was able to give full attention to the little details that make The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey such a delightful and lasting tale. Careful attention is paid to the details of the twelve dwarves, including personalities and classic lines. This will have any fan of the novel jumping over themselves in excitement to see their favorite dwarf finally brought to life on film.

2012
11
Sep

Dredd Movie Reboot

Dredd Isn’t a Film to Dread

Any dedicated fan of the hit comic series, 2000 AD knows how sacred Judge Dredd is. Despite showing up in the second issue of the series back in 1977, this character is perhaps one of the most beloved comic book characters in the UK’s history.

After the horrific film in 1995 starring Sylvester Stallone, it comes as no surprise that one would enter this film and looking at any Judge Dredd movie review with some degree of skepticism.

Fortunately, there are plenty of pros going for this movie. Director Pete Travis looked at the problems with the 1995 film and began to right the wrongs. An example is that Dredd never takes off his helmet this is true to the original comic book series.

2012
26
Mar

John Carter

John Carter, the movie

Matt’s Review:

This is one of the easiest movies to describe that I’ve seen in ages, it’s simple, mad fun!

The plot doesn’t really hold any surprizes, but it doesn’t need to, it entertains, it does ok at getting you to ‘engage’ with the characters, although sometimes it can be difficult to tell who’s who amongst the horde, and it drives along the action fast enough to keep you involved.

The movie’s not exactly short, at 2 hours 12 mins, but it really didn’t feel that long, there was only one short section where my interest started to waver, and it didn’t last.

I especially enjoyed the bad guy asking the ‘uber’ bad guy why he’d given him the ‘super weapon’ if he won’t let him kill anyone with it… lol!


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