Cowboys & Aliens (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.
Cowboys + Sci-Fi = Firefly. I love Firefly, and Whedon’s my hero. Cowboys & Aliens was sold as Cowboys + Sci-Fi + Harrison Ford + Daniel Craig + no enforced 3D nonsense. Whilst I wasn’t expecting another Serenity, I had high hopes. To be blunt, I […]
Review Added: August 24th, 2011
Tagline: First Contact, Last Stand
So tonight’s offering, Blue corner‘s choice (of course) was another comic book adaptation…. Cowboys and Aliens….oh where to begin? The first portion of the the film we meet out hero Jake Lonegan, he wakes up disorientated and confused. On his wrist is a metal thing. He doesn’t know [...]
Official Synopsis: During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.
The problem with prequels and origin stories for me is that we already know the endgame and eventual outcome, so we’re left with something that’s just filling in the blanks. Luckily I was pleasantly surprised by this one. In a step away from the original movies […]
Review Added: August 18th, 2011
Tagline: Evolution Becomes Revolution
I shall start this review by talking about the trailer. Simply… it got me welling up every time. I loved this film and I am going to come out of my corner fighting and say that this is the best film I have seen in ages. [...]
Super 8 (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon.
Spielberg made his name in many ways by giving us nostalgia, be it through the likes of Indy with his comic B-movie style action, or E.T. and it’s own indelible mix of family action/adventure. Super 8 is a nostalgic throwback to the nostalgic throwbacks of Spielberg […]
Review Added: August 16th, 2011
Tagline: It Arrives.
This film is mostly about a young group of friends making a movie to enter into a festival and then about a third of alien ship building monster reeks havoc. Joseph is our main character and his friendship group which revolves around friend Charlie’s directorial ambitions. Super 8 [...]
Official Synopsis: After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.
When I was a kid I never read Captain America – I knew nothing of the character other than the name, and having viewed the movie I’m now of the opinion that he’s the most useless of the superheroes/comic book characters. Take away the apparently indestructible […]
Review Added: August 6th, 2011
This film was actually recommended to me!!! I didn’t want to see it, but I dutifully headed off with my blue corner counterpart to the cinema. There I settled down, popcorn in hand, to wait to be entertained. I wasn’t. Here is a film with a [...]