Reviews were the reason I started this blog. I loved movies so much that I wanted to share my views with people and start discussion and conversation. I love doing them and it’s become more of an obsession than a hobby … Continue reading Why do you read reviews?
The recent announcement that a Memento remake is in the works a mere 15 years after the film’s original release has been rightly met with surprise and despair. The fact that the original was only 15 years ago isn’t even the … Continue reading There are only 3 reasons you should remake/reboot a movie!
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. Reboots rarely do … Continue reading What If… The Reboots/Remakes Came First?
A good Spiderman film is all about the action sequences. There are a lot of other elements that you have to get right but Spiderman is all about the fighting, explosions and cool set-pieces that stay with you way after you’ve … Continue reading The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014) Review
What if Sam Raimi hadn’t made his Spiderman trilogy? Would people treat Marc Webb’s reboot with the disdain and disregard? People were too quick to dismiss the movie because it was so soon after Raini’s disastrous Spiderman 3 but what did people expect? Imagine … Continue reading The Amazing Spiderman (2012) Re-View
A Good Day to Die Hard is not suitable for a ten-year-old. It’s not that the ten-year-old was running from the cinema or crying his eyes out, in fact he said the words “that film was really good” to his Dad … Continue reading Why there should be a 15a (PG15) Rating
I get nervous watching films that are based on popular characters, particularly ones I love. I get the same nervousness with sequels, films based on novels I love or anything that fits roughly into that category. The key examples that come to mind at the moment are Indiana Jones 4, Superman Returns, War of the Worlds and, quite fittingly, Spiderman 3. In fact, Spiderman 3 is the worst example of this utter disappointment and disbelief. I’ve never been so baffled, amazed and shocked by how you can have two films that are so brilliant, the ingredients for a third film that practically writes … Continue reading The Amazing Spiderman (2012) Review
Die Hard, Indiana Jones and Toy Story, three pretty perfect trilogies. In my opinion there isn’t one film in any of these series that has a huge, detrimental effect on the others. This is because every single one of those films is a single story, not trying to carry over any plot-threads, unanswered questions or huge story arcs from any previous film and what’s more, the first film didn’t try to set up the sequels before it had even finished! This has been a ridiculous trend in films that I don’t think ever really works. Recently I watched the worst possible case … Continue reading Don’t use two films to tell a story when one will do!