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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
2/5 Doom: Annihilation (2019) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/5 Rampage (2018) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
2/5 Assassin's Creed (2016) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
2/5 Dead Rising: Endgame (2016) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2020
3/5 Tekken (2010) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
2/5 The King of Fighters (2010) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
4/5 The Old Guard (2020) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
1/5 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) David Hogan 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! EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2020
2/5 Max Payne (2008) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
3/5 Hitman (2007) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
1/5 D.O.A.: Dead or Alive (2006) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2020
3/5 Altered Carbon: Resleeved (2020) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
2/5 Doom (2005) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2020
3/5 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
4/5 Resident Evil: Damnation (2012) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
3/5 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2020
2/5 Die Another Day (2002) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/5 The World Is Not Enough (1999) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
5/5 GoldenEye (1995) David Hogan The interplay between Alec and Bond, the cast of oddball characters, the great set pieces. GoldenEye enjoyable for its entire runtime. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) David Hogan 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! EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
4/5 Licence to Kill (1989) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/5 The Living Daylights (1987) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
4/5 () David Hogan F91 is a fun slice of Gundam, but it will leave you with a feeling of "what could have been". EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/5 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988) David Hogan 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! EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) David Hogan 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.... EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) David Hogan 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? EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) David Hogan I'm not going to shout this film from the rooftops as being great, but after Apocalypse Resident Evil: Extinction was a pleasant surprise. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
1/5 Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) David Hogan Resident Evil: Apocalypse is pretty awful, still... Apocalypse, so this is the last one then right? End of everything and all that... *sigh*... right? EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 Resident Evil (2002) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2019
1/5 Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997) David Hogan 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! EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 Mortal Kombat (1995) David Hogan 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! EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 Street Fighter (1994) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
2/5 Double Dragon (1994) David Hogan 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! EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 () David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/5 Super Mario Bros. (1993) David Hogan 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... EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 Arrival (2016) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) David Hogan 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! EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/5 Avatar (2009) David Hogan 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
5/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) David Hogan After all this time there are now two Blade Runner films, and they're both great. What a weird world we live in! EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
5/5 Blade Runner (1982) David Hogan I might get more attention if I blasted the film for something or other, but I just can't... because it's great! EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
5/5 Logan (2017) David Hogan It's bleak but brilliant and has some great scenes and a fitting ending. If this truly stands as Hugh Jackman's last stand as Wolverine, then that's a hell of a way to go out! EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 Doctor Who - Planet of Giants (2003) David Hogan Overall though, I feel the good outweighs the bad, and I do enjoy sticking this story on... EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019