“Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.” These two lines from the opening crawl at the beginning of Star War: A New Hope back in 1977 form the basic plot of Rogue One, director Gareth Edwards entry to one of the biggest movie franchises in cinema history and the first of many planned spin-off films to come. This review is going to have some spoilers so stop reading if you want to avoid them. Continue reading
Okay, so I’ve kinda neglected this blog for a while. Have had some personal things to deal with over the last few months that have been pretty tough. Things are much better now though so hopefully from now on I’ll be more active on it now. So lets kick things back off with a film I just finished watching about half an hour ago, shark thriller The Shallows. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what The Thing would be like if it was directed by Quentin Tarantino? Well his new film, The Hateful Eight, answers that question. And it’s a damn good answer.
After the fan favourite character Deadpool was butchered in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, comic books fans were clamoring for decent take on the character. Ryan Reynolds short role in that film as Wade Wilson, showed that he could pull off this character, especially since he was a fan himself. And when some CGI test footage of a possible Deadpool film was “leaked” (I’m still not 100% convinced its was unintentional). the overwhelmingly positive reaction gave fans of the Merc’ with a Mouth a new hope. Once the trailers started showing up and the frankly brillliant marketing started (posters marketing it as a Valentines Day film? Genius.) it finally looked like Deadpool would get a worthy representation on screen. So, did he? Yes, a thousand times yes.
I’m going to enter spoiler territory in this review so if you haven’t seen this film yet, stop reading now…