All posts tagged action

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 […]

Tomb Raider Review – Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft Reboot Aims for a Cinematic Bullseye, But Unfortunately Misses the Mark

The Tomb Raider franchise has been incredibly successful ever since its inception in 1996, selling 63 million copies worldwide. Lara Croft has also been one of gaming’s most popular protagonists, […]

Procrastinating? Read this.

Procrastination seems to be one of the buzzwords of the 21st Century; it has been the topic of countless self-help articles, blog posts, YouTube videos (and less helpful, but funny […]

Den of Thieves Review – Gerard Butler Steals the Show in Christian Gudegast’s Tightly-Constructed Bank Heist Thriller

Regardless of the quality of his films, I’ve always been a fan of Gerard Butler. Yeah sure, last year’s Geostorm was about as successful as a sunbathing session during monsoon […]

The Commuter Review – Liam Neeson’s Particular Set of Action Hero Skills Stand Out in a Film That Still Comes a Little Off The Rails

In 2008, with the release of Pierre Morel’s Taken, the unthinkable happened: rugged Irish thespian Liam Neeson, known for his award-nominated roles in films such as Schindler’s List and Michael […]