Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Raid 2




Following events in The Raid, Rama's (Iko Uwais) brother is killed by Bejo (Alex Abbad), Rama swears he'll get revenge but first he must bring down all the corrupt officials in the police force. To do this he must go to prison, befriend Uco (Arifin Putra) to gain the trust of his father, Bangun (Tio Pakusadewo), a feared mob moss. This will allow Rama to investigate which cops have a working relationship with the most powerful gang in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Divergent




It is the age of the Young Adult fiction franchises, the success of films such as Twilight and The Hunger Games prove just that but Ender’s Game, less successful then the other two films, is a thorn in that hypothesis. The major links between Twilight, Hunger Games and Divergent is that they contain a strong, central female character (never seen Twilight and never will) and all of the source novels for each of the three films is written by a women.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy


Following his mother's death, a young Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is abducted from Earth by some blue skinned bandits. 26 years later, Peter is on the planet Morag attempting to steal an orb of some description. However, Peter got more than he bargained for as it turns out he is not the only one interested in the orb as the Kree race are also keen to get their dirty hands on it. Peter escapes, returns to Xander but is ambushed by Gamore (Zoe Saldana) and team consisting of a raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and a tree with limited vocabulary (Vin Diesel). The four of them, finding out that the Kree intend to destroy the galaxy with the orb team up with a guy they met in prison and inadvertently become the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes




 Set in 2016, a killer virus, let airborne as a result of a drug that had intended to cure Alzheimer's, desolates half the World's populations. The apes use this opportunity to exploit the Human's weakness and begin to build their own society. Led by Caesar (Andy Serkis) the apes build their own home and society, but the sighting of humans adds discontent among their ranks and with the human race posing a threat, war is strong possibility.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Second World War Double Bill




The Monuments Men is history according to Hollywood as the lack of acknowledgement of British, French and Russian assistance is a regular feature of Hollywood films (Saving Private Ryan for example) but to be fair it probably isn’t any different other nation’s cinematic output. Lack of historical accuracy isn’t really worth getting annoyed about unless it his dangerously emotionally manipulative, like The Deer Hunter, a film very much a product of the time it was made. Anyway, directed and starring George Clooney, The Monuments Men is about group of allied soldiers stealing the classics works of art back from those pesky Nazis.  

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Godzilla




At the turn of the century the destruction of the Japanese nuclear power plant caused by an supposed Earthquake has a number of conspiracy theorists arguing that it was something else all together. None are more active than a Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston), a former worker at the plant, who is desperate to find out what really happened, much to the distain of his son, Ford (Aaron Taylor Johnson). What he finds, however, is beyond what he could have possibly imagined, a monster of tremendous, terrifying and towering proportions and it isn't the only one on the planet.

Friday, 16 May 2014

47 Ronin





Set in late Medieval Japan, Kai (Keanu Reeves) is a half-Japanese, half British 'halfbreed' who was found and accepted into the Ako household by Lord Asano Naganori (Min Tanaka), the lord of the Domain of Ako. Ako hosts a small gladiator like tournament which brings the shogun's master of ceremonies to the domain of Ako. This presents Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) and his witch ally, Mizuki (Rinko Kikuchi), with an opportunity to posses Lord Asano and force him to attack Lord Kira. The result is compulsory Seppuku for Lord Asano and banishment for Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), Kai and the remaining samurai. However, the code of the samurai compels them to avenge the death of their lord.