Lucy (2014) in the sky with crystals

This is a fast paced and visually impressive science fiction film that will leave you intrigued, and possibly contemplating it’s tried and tested theme of science’s impact on humanity. It is a story which has been about a decade coming from French fantasist Luc Besson, who, judging by his previous work including The Fifth Element… Continue reading Lucy (2014) in the sky with crystals

Judge Match – Dredd (2012) VS Judge Dredd (1995)

Mega-City One may be well and truly big enough for the both of these Judge Dredd flicks, but let’s see how kind the years have been to the old Judge and whether this new, upstart Dredd steals the criminal-slaying spotlight. The Rookie The latest screen incarnation of the masked, futuristic supercop comes packaged in a brutally refreshing… Continue reading Judge Match – Dredd (2012) VS Judge Dredd (1995)

Non-Stop (2014) high-flying thrills

I thought this film was going to be a sort of Taken on a Plane, which honestly I wouldn’t have minded, yet this refreshingly wasn’t the case. It is as tense as Taken, but more mysterious, with the majority of the action playing out in one claustrophobic location – a plane high above the Atlantic. The debut… Continue reading Non-Stop (2014) high-flying thrills

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) – is it really though?

I was rather horrified by the opening sequence of this fifth and latest Die Hard film, where my loyalty to Bruce Willis’s heroic character was just about undone. For some reason, probably a misguided attempt to spice up the formula, John McClane goes around ruining everything for the entire opening of the film. Needless to… Continue reading A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) – is it really though?

The Expendables 3 (2014) – Back in action again

Don’t ask me why, but I was a little worried going into this third instalment of a franchise I have enjoyed so much. Reviews haven’t been great for The Expendables 3, but then again they’ve rarely been great. I was, admittedly, wondering how Sly and the crew could keep serving up something as fun and… Continue reading The Expendables 3 (2014) – Back in action again