Tag: action

Kingsman: The Overhyped Circle

In 2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service hit the cinema screens. And when I say hit – I mean demolished. The comic book adaptation was an unknown franchise to most film-goers, but the combination of Vaughn’s innovative way to shoot fight...

/ 26th October 2017

Throw reality out of the window for The Fate of the Furious

We’ve had cars driving in and out of planes, over mountains and onto clifftops and now we have them skidding on ice trying to evade submarines… Yes, you read that last line right. F. Gary Gray’s directorial shot at Fast...

/ 15th April 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a stylish, hyper-violent dream

“You stabbed the devil in the back. To him this isn’t just vengeance, this is justice” Keanu Reeves’ John Wick is back and better than ever in this stylish, hyper-violent sequel. In 2014 original, John Wick, Reeves portrays former hitman...

/ 20th February 2017

Take xXx: Return of Xander Cage with a shot of penicillin and a pinch of salt

xXx: Return of Xander Cage was never going to be a critically acclaimed film, that’s for sure. The franchise has never been known for producing great films but they are known for making good action films. This is essentially what...

/ 22nd January 2017

Sicario… switching up the game

During a kidnapping raid in Arizona, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) and her team of FBI agents discover corpses hidden in the walls of of a house in Chandler. The team surmise that its at the hands of drug cartel boss...

/ 13th October 2015

Mission-Clearly-Not-Impossible

With the release of a new instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise, it’s become blindingly obvious that the ‘impossible’ missions are more ‘highly unlikely’ tasks that the lead action hero inevitably pulls off. As Benji (Simon Pegg) talks our male...

/ 11th August 2015

Film review – Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

‘Olympus Has Fallen’  is everything Die Hard 5, a.k.a ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’  should’ve been and more. Whilst I enjoyed old man Bruce Willis’ latest outing as John McClane, it was incohesive, lacked a good villain/story and just passed the...

/ 20th April 2013