All posts tagged action

Exclusive Review of Godzilla: King of Monsters

Five years ago, Godzilla (2014) was resurrected in a new take that polarized critics and audiences but managed to breathe new life into a property that was largely dormant ever […]

Book review: The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal

“A quintessential espionage thriller set in Latin America”   Filiberto García is in over his head.  An aging ex-hitman with a filthy mouth, he has three days to prevent a […]

Review of John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum

In 2014, John Wick was released to audience and critical acclaim. On top of being a great action film, it managed to resurrect Keanu Reeves’s career and launched an iconic […]

East to East: From Ukraine with Love: Part 1

9th February 2019 So, I’m currently sat in the breakfast hall of the aptly named ‘Ukraine Hotel’ in Kyiv, Ukraine – if you had not guessed. It is my first […]

Mission Impossible: Fallout – A franchise not yet ready to bomb

Mission Impossible is one of the most definitive spy-action franchises, perhaps second only to James Bond. The franchise started as a one-off adaption of a television series and quickly became its […]

Less of a blast than its predecessor, but not quite a bomb – Sicario 2

Sicario was perhaps one of the best films of 2015 – receiving critical and public praise and a slew of Oscar nominations. Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has since continued his successful career in Hollywood with […]

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kindom – A Floundering Franchise?

The Jurassic Park franchise has been on a rough journey ever since the first film. Steven Spielberg’s original was a classic, ground-breaking film, but his follow-up The Lost World was […]

Deadpool 2: Exciting and Aimless

To say that 2016’s Deadpool was a surprise success is an understatement. A first-time director, development hell, years of attempted executive meddling, a lead actor who had never been in […]

Pacific Rim: Uprising Review – Independence Day Meets Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots in This Slight Yet Enjoyably Steely Sequel

Guillermo del Toro’s titanic action film, Pacific Rim, was a surprising success in 2013: an effects-heavy mechs vs kaiju bout that embodied the directors’ passion for all that is larger-than-life […]