All the ingredients that made Jurassic Park such a successful movie are missing from The Lost World. The great cast, the brilliant set-up, the suspense-filled action sequences and the characters that helped bring together all the other elements. If it wasn’t … Continue reading Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997) Review
One word summarises the whole experience of watching Jurassic Park: Goosebumps! There are at least two moments when your arms will feel like they have felt a chill and that welcome tingle runs down the back of your neck. The moments … Continue reading Jurassic Park (1993) Review
Monsters is the worst part of the recent Godzilla movie done really well. You can see why Gareth Edwards was asked to direct the newest version of the iconic monster based on his work here. What I believe was the … Continue reading Monsters (2010) Review
It would have been very easy for Marvel to keep making the same sorts of superhero movies, recycling the already developed heroes and introducing more recognisable or traditional options. It isn’t like there aren’t many different heroes that would have … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Review
Posters have become the lesser cousin to trailers when it comes to the marketing for movies, particularly big blockbusters. The poster is usually released around the same time as the trailer or in some minor cases, a couple of months before just … Continue reading What if… Posters were the only marketing tool a film could use?
It’s a bold move to begin your movie telling the audience that you won’t be relaying the “Hollywood” version but will be telling a “true story.” Most of the time this is relayed as an overly depressing, gritty drama that takes … Continue reading The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Review
Toy Story is the only perfect trilogy. There are lots of good trilogies. Fantastic, amazing and incredible stories told through three or more films but only one series where every film was as good as the last. There is no … Continue reading 5 Golden Rules for the perfect movie trilogy
Two things inspired this article, my Ghostbusters 3 “rant” and Napoleon Dynamite review. I ended my Ghostbusters 3 article by deciding that the only way forward for the franchise was not a third (and probably disappointing) film but actually a cartoon. Napoleon Dynamite spurred me on further because they have continued this film with a cartoon. I have already shared my views on why this isn’t working but what it did get me thinking about was which films should be continued as cartoons and why… The Matrix This seems obvious. How cool would a “mature” cartoon set in the world of … Continue reading Movies that should be continued as cartoons