Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
For someone that grew up as a fan of Star Trek, and falling on that side of the Star Trek/Star Wars ‘fence’ despite the lack of a gritty feel, I initially had very mixed feelings about the JJ Abrams-powered reboot, particularly given the age of the […]
Review Added: May 9th, 2013
Tagline: In our darkest hour, when our leaders have fallen, a hero will rise.
When considering the penchant of the Blue Corner to Wax lyrical about Star Trek and other geek programming, here we are with a chance to review an actual Star Trek film. We saw in 3D in our local and from a few of the audible ‘ohhhs’ [...]
Oblivion (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
As part of a two man crew responsible for defending the Earth’s few precious remaining natural resources after a devastating alien attack, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) works alongside partner Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) to maintain a series of aerial defence drones used for shielding the nearby harvesters […]
Review Added: April 16th, 2013
Tagline: Earth is a memory worth fighting for.
In some ways I feel I was duped into seeing this film, even though I actually picked it. From the trailer, which I was thankful for once didn’t seem to give too much away, I decided that it all seemed very WALL-E but with people instead [...]
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Whilst the Marvel Comics and Hasbro branded toys sold massively well in the 80s, the first attempt at turning this into a live-action film franchise akin to the Transformers series wasn’t the greatest, although having just finished re-watching it I will hold my hands up and […]
Review Added: April 14th, 2013
Tagline: Do you have what it takes?
Oh dear. Oh dear. Where does one start on a review for this film? Well, it’s bad. If you haven’t seen it and if you want a mindless blowing stuff up, butch muscle bound ‘hell yeah’ with a blended bit of comic book sillyness thrown in [...]
Official Synopsis: John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Without a doubt the greatest Christmas movie produced by mankind, Die Hard (1988) also remains as one of the seminal benchmarks when it comes to comparisons for any movie in the action genre. In many ways this has led to an almost unfair amount of pressure […]
Review Added: February 17th, 2013
Tagline: Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia
It is likely that if one were to go on one’s holidays and one were, at any point, to view Detective John McClane, one should turn round and go in the other direction. Where he goes you can be sure that trouble follows as this is [...]
Official Synopsis: A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.
Many people – myself included – read The Hobbit post Lord of The Rings, looking for a bit more of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy land ‘Middle Earth’. Comparatively a very short read (running at just a few hundred pages), it is a lighter tale in terms of […]
Review Added: December 15th, 2012
Tagline: From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.
Rarely have we waited so long to see a much anticipated film. While I was unsure what to make of this tale being split into three films, my Blue corner compadre was quite clear in his ‘milking it’ criticisms from the start. If I told you [...]