Category: Films

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The Great Wall

“1700 Years to Build. 5500 Miles Long. What were they trying to keep out?” This is copy from a poster for The Great Wall. Originally the legend of the Great Wall was to defend...

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Ok, full disclosure upfront, this review will contain spoilers. You’re gonna keep reading? Good, then I’ll keep writing. The original Resident Evil came out in 2002, and had the rare honour of being a...

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Ok, so I did some research before the latest in the xXx franchise and I’ve discovered that people are generally in one of two camps, those that love Vin Diesel and those who, well,...

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Assassin’s Creed

I’ve been procrastinating with this review. I did enjoy going to see Assassin’s Creed, so on the one had that should count for something. But then I did go to the NZ premiere screening,...

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Rogue One

Rogue One was an interesting move by Disney, expanding the Star Wars universe by adding side stories rather than adding to the continuing story. The fact that Disney created a fantastic fourth installment to...

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I can’t stand Harry Potter. I really can’t. I don’t understand why millions of people love the little idiot, but they do. And good thing really because without Harry I have no doubt that...

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Doctor Strange

Marvel are really getting good at fine-tuning their movies. Doctor Strange feels like it has all the best elements of previous Marvel films with a few new and exciting editions thrown in. It is...

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

I quite enjoyed the first Jack Reacher film. It almost had something. Christopher McQaurrie’s adaptation (full disclosure: I’m no Reacher-reader) was an engaging procedural whose narrative fleetness was let down a little by having...

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Suicide Squad

If film reviews could be written in one short sentence, then my review for Suicide Squad would be thus: A beautiful mess. The emphasis would be on beautiful, as I just don’t understand the...

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Jason Bourne

I prepped for the new Bourne film by binge watching the previous three films in the days leading up to the screening. Yes, I said three films, in much the same way that I...