There’s a gem of a great idea at the heart of Stuber. Specifically, shoving Kumail Nanjiani in the midst of an ‘80s buddy cop film.
What elevates Parabellum above its John Wick predecessors is a sharp sense of humour.
Bumblebee eschews the Escherian excess and all-out warfare of Michael Bay’s films for clean compositions and comparative spatial clarity.
In 2018, action is as strong as ever. But the boundaries of the genre have been redefined in the wake of the superhero genre’s dominance over the box office.
In The Equalizer 2, Denzel Washington plays a moralising, monkish superhero.
Skyscraper is an derivative yet tremendously entertaining action flick, offering nothing new but a whole lot of fun.
Half the time you feel like you’re watching a masterfully crafted bit of art-action; the other half it’s a shambolic mess barely held together by spit, sticky tape … and the sheer force of will of Nicolas Cage at his most unhinged.
Alicia Vikander’s interpretation of Lara Croft is incredible; she deserved a better movie.
Den of Thieves drains itself of any drop of sympathetic humanity to leave a crude beast impressive and intimidating in its muscularity.
Here’s the good news – if you’re looking for a dumb, fun, switch-your-brain-off action comedy, The Hitman’s Bodyguard succeeds … provided you can subscribe to that switch-your-brain-off advice.