Well I missed a chance to do a review season here didn’t I? In my defence, my new job doesn’t allow much chance for me to do a season without some planning ahead. The work shifts are too all over the place to be able to commit my evenings enough days in a row to watching a whole series of films. I will cover the Star Trek films someday though, likely split into original crew and Next Generation crew films, but I will get to them. Now, Star Trek Into Darkness eh? What’s it like? It’s… like… pretty damn decent. Click the link for the full review!!!
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God damn it I have been slacking off recently. Had all sorts of things pre-occupying my time though what with my recent redundancy. But now I am unemployed and so have nothing better to do than watch films and write reviews. Well, other than try to find a new job that is. 90 reviews ago I covered Alien, and right before that Prometheus. I did toy with the idea of doing a season of all the Alien series but I was headed to Sweden for a few days at that point and decided I’d just skip the review season idea. This may or may not have also been because I really don’t want to watch Alien Resurrection and the two Alien Vs Predator films. I will get to them someday, but believe me, I am in no rush. So, Aliens then. Click the link.
Well That Sure Is The Giant Robots Vs Giant Monsters Action I Was Promised. Pacific Rim Trailer In Here!!!
So for some time Guillermo Del Toro has been promising the world some giant fecking robot action. After At The Mountains Of Madness was cancelled he set about making this giant robot movie and he’s only gone and done it. Pacific Rim looks like the movie I’ve been wanting to see produced with Hollywood sized budgets ever since I watched Godzilla and Robot Jox style films as a kid. I’d imagine people a little younger than me would likely parallel the feeling they get from this to Power Rangers. Pacific Rim is about giant robots fighting monsters from beneath the sea and it looks pretty damn spectacular. It does make me ask one question though. Isn’t it time that our films started to scale down somewhat? We are really losing character and story behind huge effects and high concept scenarios. That said, giant robots kick all kinds of arse. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Well as Winter approaches we start heading into that time of year we all can’t wait to experience. It’s the summer movie trailers preview season!!!! Yes, every year at this time the studios start to remember that they have another season of summer blockbusters to force into our collective eye holes next year and so they start pumping out the film trailers like nobodies business. Today we have a trailer for the Zach Snyder directed and, more importantly for the marketing department, Christopher Nolan produced Man Of Steel. Because not having the word “Batman” in the title of the last two films worked out so well some clever sod in marketing decided that Superman can’t have his name on the title of his new film either. So, click the link for the trailer. It looks quite good.
I’m in two minds about posting this trailer. Not because it lacks anything, the trailer is amazing, but because there’s gonna be some many sites posting this I’ll be lucky to pull 3 views from it. But if you happen to be one of the few people that has not come across this trailer elsewhere then click the link below to enjoy the really, really awesome trailer for Iron man 3. I’ll chuck in a bonus unrelated video after the link too.
“Hey it’s 1979 and you know what was just a really big hit? That Star Wars thing! Lets make James Bond like Star Wars! I’m sure it wont be a big stupid mess at all!” Now I have no idea if those words were ever spoken by Albert R “Cubby” Broccoli but I’d like to think that he would have said those exact words at some point in this film’s production. The end of the credits to The Spy Who Loved Me said the next Bond film would be For Your Eyes Only, but because Star Wars had just been a huge hit Cubby decided to adapt the Bond novel that had something to do with space in the title. Realising the book of Moonraker wasn’t sci-fi enough for him Cubby had the villain retained and pretty much everything else scrapped in favour of what I’m reviewing tonight, Moonraker AKA Bond goes to space and all logic is tossed out the window. Click the link below!!!
Time for a brief break from Bond in the form of Rian Johnson’s Looper. Been keeping an eye on this film for a long time now and I’m glad to say it does not disappoint. So I guess that’s my review over. I suppose I could elaborate somewhat on why Looper is so good though. I’ll do that after the link below. Unless of course you came directly to this review and so there’s no link and you can just scroll down… I’ll be honest, couldn’t think of a way to start this review off.
Have I covered any Darren Aronofsky films yet? As I reach review number 170 I’m starting to lose track of what I have and haven’t covered. I’ve been meaning to tackle one of his films on here for some time because he is honestly one of the more interesting of today’s directors. He’s a guy who’s been tied multiple times to big flashy franchise films, always teasing us with the potential brilliance he could bring to the series, just to back out in favour of making another low budget near arthouse film. His début Pi was a real micro budget film. He’s most well known now for Black Swan and The Wrestler, both excellent films. Personally I think Requiem For A Dream is his best work. But he did make one large budgeted feature, that being today’s film, The Fountain. What is interesting about The Fountain is despite having a large budget and quite a bit of marketing behind it he managed to make his most polarising film to date. Click the link for my thoughts on The Fountain.
I’d like to say that a round of applause is needed for whoever it was that retained the integrity to resist calling this film DR3DD. Someone in a suit must have had the temptation to do so and I’m glad it was avoided. Oddly the film is referred to a Dredd 3D everywhere but the film itself doesn’t. This is one of many things about Dredd (I ain’t using the 3D either from now on) resists the temptation to do for the sake of tick boxes of nonsense in modern action films. Also, Dredd may be one of the best films I’ve seen this year. It will wash any bad taste many people will have of the Stallone film right out of your mouth. There is honestly so much to like about this film and if you click the link below I’ll tell you what they are.
Honestly, I’ve been wanting to get my opinionated mitts all over this film for some time. The 1995 Sylvester Stallone starring Judge Dredd movie is one of the most maligned comic book adaptations of all time. It gets a crazy amount of flak, some justified to be fair. Wait, was that a pun? It is by no means perfect… but… I think it deserves a little bit of defending. Now I’ll go over the films various problems for sure, but I want people to know this. I enjoy this film and I’m not afraid to say it. And I think that if you took the time to watch it again you may find yourself a little less quick to unfairly judge it.
Oh, that was a pun for sure.