Gareth Evans’ film ‘The Raid’ in 2011 was a surprising hit, it received praise due to it’s innovative action scenes incorporated into an 80’s style plot – in summary, the ultimate throwback. ‘The Raid 2’ hits harder than the first with its expansive nature that boasts some of the best action scenes I’ve ever seen. Simply put, the camera work is phenomenal and the film is stunning to look at and admire. The choreography is as sharp as ever which provides a real ‘bone-crunching’ viewing experience. The plot is far more intricate and the sequel breaks from the chains Evans established in [...]
3 Days to Kill epitomises the sub-par action films of today. It’s overcome by sloppy, laughable dialogue and has one of the weakest family orientated plots I’ve ever seen on the big screen. It all feels like a cheaper ‘Taken’, the only difference being that this film is injected with bits from ‘Crank’. It’s a dull, incomprehensible film. This film is so off balanced that it felt like it had two directors. In its entirety, 3 Days to Kill is the worst film of 2014 so far and is a shoddy piece of filmaking.
Kevin Costner, yes Kevin Costner, plays a CIA agent whose recruited by a mysterious woman to kill for her; the reward being a serum [...]
The ‘Lone Survivor’ is yet again another film based on a true story. It’s gritty, but lacks any sense of drama or character development and is hindered by its simplistic and limited script.
The film focuses on a group of Navy Seals who embark on a recon mission is a remote region of Afghanistan, they are soon ambushed by Taliban and only one survives. This sounds incredibly simplistic and that is what the film is. Peter Berg makes no effort to go delve deep into this unfortunate event, instead we get a film which is fixated upon the brutality and violence of what happens, so much so that any motive to convey emotion is reduced to [...]