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Transformers: The Last Knight
3 days ago via Movies on Android phone
½

The first scenes were incredible, I think Bay has that visual eye that Ridley Scott has but that is where the comparisons end. For all the good action work, Bay incorporates poor humour, easy jokes that don't float. Dark of the Moon would've been a great exit point for Bay, the franchise was in an okay state but the last 2 films have almost killed the franchise. This film is a clear sign the talents Paramount hired to create a film universe were not worth the money that was handed to them, what did they do in that writers room? What a mess. The action scenes are almost redundant when you don't have a clear storyline, who is the villain? It just feels like a saga with zero ending, I feel sorry for people that don't have any idea of the backstory mythology because like me, you will be lost. It just feels very much run of the mill here again and audiences stayed right away from this film, hopefully the studios realise an empty film with a bloated budget doesn't bring a crowd. 19-09-2017.

The Avengers
The Avengers (1998)
4 days ago via Movies on Android phone
½

The initial opening offers an intriguing spy film but everything after is a weird hybrid of exposition and tea inclusion. I can't fault the actors who seem to be doing the best with what they are handed, the overall tone might have worked if the filmmakers knew where they were taking the film. The first 30 minutes are okay, setting the scene for the oddball world here and if it was to continue with this story, it may have worked. The film takes a turn with the introduction of Sean Connery, not a bad choice for the villain but he is very one dimensional. The teddy bear scene is quite inspired but this is a prime example of a hybrid weirdness that doesn't float well, the film is lost within its own ambitions, maybe atudio interference. I have heard that the film was cut heavily and you can't fault the director if the studio abandoned the filmmaker, if it was terrible and left alone by the studio, by all means we throw blame at the director. The film is cut badly and shifts all around the place and is another Warner Bros tv remake that is terrible, Wild Wild West is about on par and never captures the campiness it needed to succeed. Fingers crossed for a longer directors cut in the future. 18-09-2017.

The Punisher
The Punisher (1989)
4 days ago via Movies on Android phone

I was eager to see this movie and thought it might join Masters of the universe as a so bad it's good status, sadly this is just really bad. The action scenes are horrendous, I'm a little annoyed they dragged Dolph along for the ride, they could've done a lot better considering the source material. The story is non existent and the only real idea of a backstory is provided in the first five minutes of the film and that's pretty much the end of it. The Punisher is a mumbling borefest with a score that is flat and overbearing, from the opening credits fans would expect Bullseye to be showing up in a main role. This is an uninventive action film that won't even appeal to audiences who appreciate action films that are mind numbing. The final shot of the punisher naked in the sewer talking about punishing is one shot to forget, what the hell? Fans of the character should seek Warzone or the new Tv show for some faithful storylines. 18-09-2017.

The Nice Guys
The Nice Guys (2016)
6 days ago via Movies on Android phone

Should've went and watched this at the cinema, this is a brilliant buddy film. Black basically helped create the buddy cop formula and it's great to see him at home here. Warner Bros did a bad job releasing this amongst the summer line up, much like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang this will find an audience at home.

Just caught this film again and I must admit it gets better with each new viewing. Shane Black is the right choice for this film and it's a shame it failed at the box office. Gosling is brilliant and Crowe is impressive in a rare comedic performance. I expect this film to live on like Kiss kiss bang bang in a cult style, the final scene is a chaotic action scene and shows what Black learnt during Iron Man 3. I hope to see more films like this and it's unfortunate that we won't receive a sequel that could've taken us on further journey's. 17-09-2017.

Baby Driver
Baby Driver (2017)
6 days ago via Movies on Android phone

Wright returns with a very good heist film, unlike anything else that has played before. The talented cast creates one of the best films of 2017, the low budget genre has definitely made an impact this year. The music plays a big part but it's Wright who injects the biggest style, he bounces back from the Antman debacle that seen him replaced by Marvel. If he was ever going to rub their noses in it , this is definitely the film to do it. The imprint of Wright is clearly evident, he is slowly moving into the depths of other strong creators and it is about time. I was impressed with the storyline and what could've been a simple gimmick in other directors hands, this film benefits from clever storytelling and stuntwork. 17-09-2017.