If you enjoyed the surprisingly successful Jumanji reboot, you’ll have a lot of fun with this follow-up.
A rousing underdog sports story that only stumbles on the mat in its closing minutes.
Upgrade is a clever genre mash-up. The film merges the tropes of the traditional revenge flick with speculative sci-fi,
at once indulging in genre thrills and commenting upon them.
Watching Rampage, I came to two realisations.
One: I haven’t really liked a Dwayne Johnson movie for years.
Two: His movies all have the same problem. They’re not funny enough.
Jumanji’s fictional, fantastical setting lets the film really spread its wings in terms of silly action. It just needed to be funnier.
Either Baywatch or Dead Men Tell No Tales could have been good – well, passable – with screenplays content to be plain ol’ mediocre.
Moana wraps a Polynesian folk tale around a charming children’s film, populated with animal sidekicks and musical numbers. When these two threads are woven together well, the film sings like Disney’s best.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a great movie star in search of a great movie. Central Intelligence isn’t quite it, but it is a lot of fun watching The Rock show off his goofy side. Shame about the spy stuff.
The Fast & Furious franchise’s seventh lap contains few surprises for those familiar with the franchise. Fast & Furious 7 (originally titled just Furious 7) doesn’t deviate from the well-worn path established by its predecessors, delivering the same mix of cars, fights, absurd stunts and bro-y banter that’s sustained the series for the past fourteen…
When you turn up to your local multiplex and fork out for a bucket of popcorn and a couple of tickets to Hercules, you’re not going in expecting a cinematic masterpiece. This is, after all, a film about Greek demi-god Hercules with The Rock – sorry, he goes by Dwayne Johnson now – in the…