David Hogan

David Hogan
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Verse manages to tell a comic book origin tale, a heart-warming family tale and a grand-scale multiversal threat tale and nails all three perfectly. More please! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/5 30% Venom (2018) Has some fun set-pieces and worked around the lack of Spider-Man well, but the finale is disappointing and every character who isn't Brock is rather dull and one-dimensional. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Overall it's not a family film that will wow you with originality, but it is one that will entertain all audiences watching, including fans of the original gaming franchise. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
2/5 43% Doom: Annihilation (2019) If you want to kill some time you can have a laugh along with it, but regardless there is no point in this film having the Doom name attached, it does very little with the IP. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu is actually a good kids movie, both succeeding at entertaining kids and giving them a good life lesson while entertaining any adults watching as well. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/5 51% Rampage (2018) Inoffensive and well-made visually, it's let down by an inconsistent tone and just a mind-numbing final 30 minutes.I can't say it's a bad movie for the genre it's in though... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
2/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The scenes in the past are fun but short-lived, otherwise there were times when I just felt like looking at my bookshelves to give me something more interesting to do... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Dead Rising: Endgame (2016) A disappointing affair, given its title implies some sort of end, but all we get is a movie riddled with open ended storylines and poor CGI. Just stick with the first film... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) A perfectly fine low-budget zombie movie. It pays homage to the game series it itself is a part of well, and even on its own merits it's a perfectly acceptable two hours. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 37% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) A perfectly fine film, it won't win any originality awards and some of the dialogue and characters are cheesy as hell, but it harmlessly passes two hours. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Tekken (2009) Part Hunger Games, part tournament fighter film, part faithful game adaptation, part completely incorrect game adaptation: the film is a mess, but can still be entertaining... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet King of Fighters (2011) Bares so little resemblance to the games you have to wonder why they even bothered. It's simple, not really effective, but the end fight is good for a laugh at least... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
4/5 80% The Old Guard (2020) Great performance by Charlize Theron and the rest of the immortals, plus some fun set pieces. A poor lead villain hurts the film's final act, but otherwise a good fun watch. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
1/5 5% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) Wooden acting, poor special effects and zero fight choreography, plus this film is SOMEHOW an even worse adaptation of its source material than the first film. Avoid! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
2/5 16% Max Payne (2008) Max is possibly the first game character to be better acted in his game than he is in his movie, John Woo-inspired action is almost entirely dropped and the film is just dull. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
3/5 16% Hitman (2007) Perfectly good action set pieces and fights, but everything in between is either dull, cliché, or a dull cliché. Not the worst action film you'll see, but far from the best... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
1/5 33% DOA: Dead or Alive (2007) So cringey, so ... aimed at horny 13-year-olds and so devoid of any well shot or acted moment I just grew more and more fed up. Not even good to watch for a laugh. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3/5 60% Altered Carbon: Resleeved (2020) There were some well animated fight scenes, but there was also some poor writing and characterisation, as well as plenty of "janky" animation in between the good bits. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
2/5 19% Doom (2005) Doom somehow takes a game about demons from Hell invading a military base on Mars and turns it into a boring and cliché-ridden film technically devoid of demons entirely... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
3/5 24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) It's fine if you watch it for the sake of having a laugh at it, but if you try and watch it as a person who wants to watch a good film, then you're out of luck... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
4/5 100% Resident Evil: Damnation (2012) It's a unique spin on a good traditional setting, and is a very fun watch, especially if you're a fan of the game series... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/5 20% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001) Bad is most ways that you can rate a film on, but at the same time, get some friends around and shut your brain off and you can have a good laugh at it. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
9/10 90% My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2020) For most of its runtime it doesn't really do anything more than a lot of these Jump!-based films, but that final fight... Wow. It's going to blow you away. - Anime UK News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
2/5 57% Die Another Day (2002) Die Another Day is a tale of two halves, the first half is mostly good, the second is nearly always awful. This is how Pierce Brosnan's Bond goes out, which is a damn shame. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/5 52% The World Is Not Enough (1999) It has a strong villain pairing and some good moments, but it also has a really weak performance from the Bond girl and some dull action scenes. A very mixed bag of a film. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 57% Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Tomorrow Never Dies falls more towards the average thanks to a thin plot and an entertaining but extremely plain villain. Not bad, not great, just... fine. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
5/5 79% GoldenEye (1995) The interplay between Alec and Bond, the cast of oddball characters, the great set pieces. GoldenEye enjoyable for its entire runtime. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A good, explosion and spaceship-filled time at the cinema, but instead of a brave new direction, it was the same old stuff recycled. Ah well, still better than Episode I! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
4/5 78% Licence To Kill (1989) It may not be up your alley if you're just into Bond films, but it you're in the mood for an old fashioned action film, you can do far, far worse than sticking this film on. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/5 73% The Living Daylights (1987) If you're looking for a bit for fun in your Bond film, this would be one to skip, otherwise it's a really good action film with some top class set pieces. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Some of the comedy doesn't land well, or there is too much of it in a row, but in general I feel the film is a good bit of harmless fun, full of action and great set pieces. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Mobile Suit Gundam: F91: The Motion Picture (1991) F91 is a fun slice of Gundam, but it will leave you with a feeling of "what could have been". - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 37% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) It has some good scenes in the first half, but sadly the latter half of the plot was poor, undoing what little momentum and plot it had for a re-run of the 3rd film's climax. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (2003) Char's Counterattack is a great film, though only if you properly care about Amuro, Char and their shared history. Otherwise it's still nice to look at! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 28% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) I was starting to sort of like these films, in a silly way, but this was so empty, filled with so many long scenes of characters just shooting machine guns at each other.... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 22% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) Don't get me wrong, the acting isn't great, the plot simple and the constant 3D effect attempts are annoying as hell, but... it was still... alright, I guess? - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 24% Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) I'm not going to shout this film from the rooftops as being great, but after Apocalypse Resident Evil: Extinction was a pleasant surprise. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
1/5 20% Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) Resident Evil: Apocalypse is pretty awful, still... Apocalypse, so this is the last one then right? End of everything and all that... *sigh*... right? - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 35% Resident Evil (2002) Resident Evil isn't bad. It's firmly "okay", it's a cheesy survival horror story with cliché characters that knows it's a cheesy survival horror story with cliché characters. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
1/5 2% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) Mortal Kombat was the perfect level of cheesy badness, this is just... badness. It exceeded my bad memories of it, and lived up to its reputation, that's for sure! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 48% Mortal Kombat (1995) Bad actors in lead roles, sometimes poor fight choreography and extremely dated special effects, MK isn't a good film, but it does make for a good laugh with friends! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 10% Street Fighter (1994) It literally shreds the source material in favour of a Van Damme-centric war movie, but I can't bring myself to hate it... mostly for Bison's cheese-tastic lines... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
2/5 13% Double Dragon (1994) Well shot and set-dressed, but otherwise full of bad dialogue, poor acting, and so very little plot or even fighting scenes. To be avoided! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Gundam NT (2019) A fun film, it solves a riddle that has been bothering fans since Unicorn became a thing, and while our lead villain was lacking, in the end I definitely had a good time. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/5 24% Super Mario Bros. (1993) I don't honestly believe it deserves its reputation as one of the "worst films ever made", but I still wouldn't bother with this one... - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A fantastic full stop to a 22 film series, giving us some closure to an era of cinema, but still leaving a well-lived-in Earth for new adventures to be created going forward. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is one of those films I'll always remember fondly, it was still professionally made and really well told, acted and shot. A perfect sci-fi film. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 79% Captain Marvel (2019) A good film, some fun call-backs (especially young Nick Fury) and creates a character I'm looking forward to seeing in the next Avengers film, and that's all it needed to do! - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/5 82% Avatar (2009) Avatar can hold your attention due to its visuals, but you'll find your mind drifting as what you assume is going to happen happens exactly as you thought it would. - hoganreviews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
8/10 91% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) So to sum up, Big Fish & Begonia is a visual treat that has some heart and childish imagination behind it. - Anime UK News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019