Just over a week ago I watched Mad Max Fury Road and now all action films have been ruined for me. Modern ones at least. I feel the need to watch films that feel more real and less like computer puppets being flung around a photo composite diorama. I need to see real stunts and real explosions. Maybe even some blood flying that wasn’t filmed in a small studio separate from the actors. For whatever reason I chose to watch The Running Man. It wasn’t a bad choice I suppose.
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Jesus Christ Mad Max: Fury Road is one loud film. Not loud like, say, Transformers. This isn’t just noise filling the soundscape to fool you into thinking exciting stuff is happening. This is more the sound of the world of Mad Max. A world ruled by the roar of a V8 engine and the screams of the insane. This film will rattle your eardrums and melt your face with how violently hard it rocks. And there I go. Recommending the film highly right out of the gate. Can’t be helped. Mad Max: Fury Road is just that good. Click the link below for me gushing for around 1,000 words.
How do some films attain cult status? Sometimes it’s because the film housed an idea that sparked a large enough group’s interest. Sometimes it can be because the film is that special kind of inept that we just love to laugh at and with. Sometimes it’s because the blu-ray for the film has a quote printed in it that just reads “Is this the movie where someone’s dropped in a meat grinder? – YouTube comment on The Exterminator trailer”. You see, sometimes, such as with today’s review, it just takes having one scene. But what about the rest of the film? Click below for The Film Dump’s 4th birthday special review.
You know what’s weird? The amount of times characters say the word “weird” in Avengers Age of Ultron. I’m pretty sure everyone gets to say it. Even Ultron. That was weird. Probably one of those Whedonesque things I keep hearing about. Anyway, Avengers: Age of Ultron came out here in the UK today and so I have done my duty unto you and have gone and done seen it. So, some spoilers may be ahead, but nothing too big. I’ll warn you if I’m about to spill something huge. Click the link below and I’ll tell you about how Thor become Lady Thor in the new Avengers film!
Quite some time ago, 313 reviews ago in fact, I was quite pleasantly surprised by just how enjoyable Dreamwork’s How To Train Your Dragon was. I tend to give Dreamworks’ films a bit of cautious wide berth, mostly because a large amount of their output is tired or just plain terrible. Seriously, like, 90% of their film’s humour comes from people falling over or actors playing hyper versions of themselves. That’s pretty much all Madagascar is, for example. How To Train Your Dragon was different though. It had an honest to goodness actual story, with characters… and bloody dragons. If your film has dragons there’s a good chance I’ll like it. So, does how To Train Your Dragon 2 match up to the first? Click the link below for my review.
I kind of skipped past Now You See Me when it was released. Not sure why exactly. Something seemed “off” about it. It appeared to be one of those crime heist movies but with an Ocean’s Eleven vibe. Which is kind of what it half is. It probably could have been exactly that too. But it’s only half that. Click below for my words about this film.
Why did I decide to watch Doom? I found myself perusing the various films Netflix has to offer on Saturday night with no idea what I should settle on. Jackie Chan films are now ruled out because they appear to all be dubbed… ick. Not much new that could be watched in under 2 hours was appealing. Eventually I just stumbled across Doom and thought “I haven’t watched that all the way through before” and suddenly I was watching it. Well… that wasn’t a great decision. I mean, the film isn’t the worst thing ever. It’s not even the worst game adaptation. It just, kinda, is. It exists. Allow me to go into detail right after that link below.