The Bourne Legacy (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.
Bourne and its subsequent sequels are credited by many as having revived the action thriller genre, arguably providing a then-flagging Bond franchise with the impetus to reinvent itself with the highly regarded Casino Royale. News of the latest instalment without Jason Bourne (Damon) raised an eyebrow, […]
Review Added: September 16th, 2012
Tagline: There Was Never Just One
Having been not too sure what to expect from this continuation of the Bourne story, I was pleasantly surprised by this latest outing and surprised myself further by enjoying the film. Apart that is, from a few careless niggles in the plot which I will address [...]
Expendables 2 (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Released in 2010 the original Expendables movie was something of a disappointment for myself, having been expecting non-stop over-the-top gratuitous bloody action, abundant cheesy silliness and nauseating dollops of nostalgia. The basic premise was perfect, and should have allowed the film to serve up all three […]
Review Added: September 12th, 2012
Tagline: Back for War.
All I hoped going into this film is that it wouldn’t be bad. Pleasantly surprised to report it exceeded my expectations, I left the film feeling light and happy and that I had really got my action money’s worth. This is the first film where we [...]
Brave (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
As ‘‘the Red Corner’ has told me on many occasion, I don’t know the Disney films – I think I was busy pretending to be a giant robot during the time I probably should have spent being schooled in the ways of Disney lore. My viewing […]
Review Added: September 10th, 2012
Tagline: Change your fate.
I was really looking forward to this film, as this is pixar’s first outing with a Heroine as its main protagonist. I think Disney hasn’t been afraid to do this in the past with film’s like Pocahontas (1995) and Mulan (1998), (both based loosely on true stories) and While [...]