Friday, 26 September 2014

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

Director - Noam Murro
Cast - Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson and Rodrigo Santoro

Swords. Shields. Muscles. Beards. Shouting. Slo-mo. Muscles. Gore. SPARTA.

300 in a nutshell. Easy to replicate you might think. Not quite on this showing.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Sabotage (2014) in 100 Words

Director - David Ayer
Cast - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard,Joe Manganiello, Harold Perrineau, Martin Donovan and Max Martini

Sabotage contains Schwarzenegger’s best performance since he said “I’m back” to acting.

Turtles in Time #4

Originally written for Flickering Myth

Not caught up yet? Here's my review for Turtles in Time #3

"The Turtles’ time-travelling adventure comes to its epic conclusion in the not-too-distant future! The Turtles are shocked to discover a Manhattan greatly changed from the home they know. Surprising enemies and allies await them, in addition to grave decisions. Will they be able to make it back home AND save the future?"

I've been a big fan of Turtles in Time. Issue 1 was a vibrant adventure in prehistoric times where Raphael met the cutest little dinosaur. We were then taken to Feudal Japan to see the human child version of Leonardo give turtle Leonardo the stink eye. The third issue then saw Michaelangelo become captain of a pirate ship to take on a technologically advanced ship supplied by none other than Krang. Throughout their adventure time traveller Renet has been popping in and out as her faulty sceptre prevents her from rescuing them.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Director - Michael Bay
Cast - Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, Titus Welliver and T. J. Miller

Dinobots. You won't see them in the film.
I enjoyed the first Transformers film. It's mix of action, sense of discovery and a good Linkin Park song. made it a decent watch. It was great to see the Robots in Disguise up on the big screen.

Then Revenge of the Fallen came along and slapped me round the face with its giant wrecking balls. A complete waste of a midnight showing.

The crew made a big point of saying that they had learnt from the hard time Revenge had in production, and that the third film would get it all back on track. So once again I bought a ticket. Why did I bother. Dark of the Moon was another wreck that used bombastic visuals to cover up a shocker of a story.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Director - Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
Cast - Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Jaime King, Christopher Lloyd, Jamie Chung, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Meloni and Juno Temple

I'm usually excited to get home and write a review upon leaving the cinema. Perhaps the fact that it's taken me nearly a week to get to this tells you all you need to know.