Prometheus (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
For all the fervent hype and subsequent runaway success of Avengers, Prometheus is, for myself, the big summer release – a return to the Alien mythos, focusing on the universe prior to Ripley and co. setting down in their Weland Corporation mining ship. With The Thing […]
Review Added: June 25th, 2012
Tagline: They went looking for our beginning. What they found could be our end.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this film, but after seeing the trailer I was hoping that it would focus a lot more on the archaeological discovery and subsequent finds once they make it to the planet. I was rather disappointed in this sense [...]
Official Synopsis: Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the USA. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
A ‘mashup novel’ takes an existing (and often classic or revered) text and reworks it with a popular genre – typically horror, featuring something along the lines of a zombie or vampire narrative. Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was arguably the first, […]
Review Added: June 23rd, 2012
Tagline: President by day. Hunter by night.
Hard to know where to start with this one. This film might appear to have a somewhat measly score but there is good justification for it and I intend to begin my review by first discussing the positives of the film before embarking on the myriad of [...]
Men in Black 3 (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Five years elapsed between the release of the movie version of Lowell Cunningham’s comic book Men In Black and the somewhat iffy sequel Men in Black II in 2002. The lukewarm critical reception for the second clearly had an impact, albeit not on ticket sales, resulting […]
Review Added: June 10th, 2012
Tagline: They are back... in time.
Having immensely enjoyed the first film at the cinema way back in 1997, but having gave the second a miss, I had wondered why Will Smith had returned to this franchise to make it into a trilogy, but having seen the film I can see why. [...]
Snow White & The Huntsman (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? For myself it certainly isn’t Kristen Stewart, although given the financial success of Twilight and the slavish dedication of its legions of fans, the prospect of having the actress famed for looking as miserable as […]
Review Added: June 5th, 2012
Tagline: This is no fairy tale
Honestly I wasn’t hoping for much from this film, but was very pleasantly surprised – the star of this show is undoubtedly the cinematography. The way that this world is presented to the viewer is sumptuous in every detail: the feel and textures of the different [...]
The Dictator (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Having veered wildly in terms of quality between the rather mixed bag of Ali G, Borat and Brüno, Cohen’s latest outing as tyrannical leader Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen in The Dictator could easily have went either way. Finding out that it was a fully scripted comedy […]
Review Added: June 1st, 2012
Tagline: He risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed
I was keen to see this film as I am a bit of fan of Sacha Baron Cohen’s work, being particularly fond of his character Borat even before he got his own movie. I saw an interview which Mr. Baron Cohen did prior to the release [...]