Change Your Image
Upload An Image
Crop And Save
Red Dawn (2012)
Great action ruined by an awful last 15 minutes
I had low expectations going into Red Dawn. Clearly made before Hemsworth and Hutcherson made their name in Thor and The Hunger Games, it seemed the movie was only being released now due to their success. A lot of reviews say it was unrealistic that these teens where taking over "the whole north Korea army" although if they paid attention the troops in this small town were only a small faction as the majority of the troops would be in the larger cities. Okay some of the acting was poor, especially from Peck but I have to say I overall enjoyed the action sequences. I feel the film makers didn't know their target audience. They should of directed it at teens, with a happy ending for all the cast. But i just though it was silly that in the last 12 minutes they killed off two of the main characters for no reason. The guy Daryl was left to die (he didn't get to be reunited with his father) & Jed, straight after finally making peace with his bro, gets killed. Up until that moment i was seriously considering giving the movie a solid 7. This movie could of been saved by three simple changes. 1.) After they get the device the military guys escape back to the free zone, tamper with the device and use it on the Koreans. 2.) Daryl gets reunited with his father and some of the other Wolverines could be reunited with some of their loved ones. 3.) The film finishes some months later with Jed & Matt reconciling beside their mother & father grave. Rant Over.
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Some of it was good, some of it was bad
This was a hard film to rate, I enjoyed some of the acting and some of it was truly awful. I really enjoyed Eric Bana, McGregor and William Fitchtner. Although Josh Hartnett was the lead I felt it should of been Bana. There was some great set pieces although was annoyed they had the smith character on deaths door only to have him appear on the mend at the end, then there was that extra scene that showed Hartnett over his dead body. This film seemed to not be able decide whether it was a Hollywood action blockbuster or a serious war drama. You may ask me why I feel it's a typical action blockbuster, well that's because the McKnight character (played by Tom Sizemore) had no regard for his own well being. He just dandered about while bullets were impacting all round him. Like were the film makers trying to show him as some Kamikaze mental case, he should of been acting just the like the rest of the actors, scared and part of the action. I'm sure the real soldier didn't act like that. Regardless it was an interesting film but maybe just not my full cup of tea.
Man of Steel (2013)
A perfect Superman films for fans of Superheroes from the year 2000 onwards.
My title sums up my review of this film perfectly. if your looking for John Williams, Red Underpants or flying round the world to turn back time, then this film will still impress you. But maybe not as much. To quote Tony Stark from Iron Man 3, "Things are different now", and so they are. Ever since Batman begins in 2005, the "dark" superhero films have ruled the roost. Comic fans will know that even before that we were seeing a dark theme running through the pages. I personally think its for the better, characters are getting more depth, getting more personal and gritty. Anyway on to Man Of Steel, if you say the trailers or the posters you knew this wasn't going to be like any Superman you've seen before. I also think this superman film was for the fans. a lot of people who weren't familiar with his backstory told me they'd wished the film had more of him learning of his powers. but the true fans already know all this, which is why I think Snyder skipped over the small ills part so much. It was interesting that they showed more of what a krypton was like, they used special effects to show even avid Superman fans, a whole new side to the mythos. I think Hans Zimmer done a perfect job on the score, and I even think the new "theme" is perfect for this film. Cavill done a great job as the Man Of Steel, as did all the other characters. Shannon's Zod was perfect and there are some great Easter eggs that will help set up future films. I know people complain about Superman Returns being too romantic and mushy. but one complaint I do hear is that there wasn't enough character development and too much action. if I'm too enjoy the sequel as much as this one I think our man of tomorrow will have to be a lot more grounded. also I think to avoid repeating the past Lex Luthor should team up with someone like Braniac so it's more believable that Luthor can do any harm.
Great Acting, Fantastic Scriptwriting
This film didn't really seem like my cup of tea, but I kept it on and really got into it. There is some really fantastic performances in this film. I really liked the way all the different people's lives were interlinked. Although I really thought the film was going to end on a downer, I was happy that some of the stories turned out well. Especially the locksmiths story it was a huge relief to find out his daughter wasn't accidentally killed. I thought Sandra Bullocks character was far too outwardly racist and don't really think there would be anyone that vocal about it. Their story was probably the worst. Don Cheadle got what was coming for him and Ludicrous' story ended with a nice touch.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Fantastic Movie For Comic Fans & Film Fans Alike
This is the best of the Dark Knight trilogy in my opinion. Heath Ledger is fantastic as The Joker, also I feel he kind of gets put in the back burner but Aaron Eckhart's Harvey Dent/ Two Face is also fantastic and the special effects on his face are incredible. Bale will always be my favourite Batman and this story is brilliant especially the tension between the two boats at the end. Kind of annoying they changed the actor of the Rachel character only to have her go and get killed, but that's only one small gripe in an otherwise perfect film. I'd also like to mention the fantastic opening sequence in the bank that has to be one of my favourite scenes in any film, hopefully the second Man Of Steel film will be as fantastic as this second Dark Knight movie!
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Good acting, good cast, awful third act
Was looking forward to watching Bale and Crowe in this, they put in a good performance with the added bonus of Dallas Roberts who I first saw in The Walking Dead and I always enjoy the comic relief of Alan Tudyk. So I don't need to tell the story as its described above but I think this movie could of been edited a lot shorter, maybe even cut half an hour off. Okay so when Wade and Dan start running from their hideout, why does Wades gang all start firing upon them?? Like Wades gang has travelled so far to catch him and instead of just storming the place and taking their leader back, they just start shooting at him in hopes of shooting his captor. Then of course it's such a silly ending that Evans dies then Wade kills his whole gang, then he gets on the train to go to prison so the audience thinks he's taking responsibility of his wrong doings. But that is just thrown on its head a few seconds later when he calls his horse from the train so he is obvs just gonna get off and escape. Like he wasn't a redeemable character at all, Evans died because his gang was after him, so the hero of the film died just because Wade was bored and wanted to travel across the wild West pissing people off and killing folks.
Also Christian Bales character was supposed to have his leg blown off and had a wooden replacement. yet he was clearly bending it at multiple points during the film. this movie defo doesn't deserve the rating it has.