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Old 26-12-2018, 15:34   #2141
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Terminator: Salvation BD, well the fans got both what they wanted and what they didn't all in one package. Fans had been clamouring for a future wars type scenario since we saw the battlefield full of terminators in T2. Well we didn't get that but we got an instalment set in the future. John "Batman" Connor appears less the prophesied one here than The Terminator or T2 predicted; more of a grunt than the fabled leader, yet it seems a lot of the major war stuff that was supposed to make him this great leader has happened before we got here. There is a resistance and quite a few military units on the go but seem to have their own leadership in Michael Ironside who appears to tolerate Connor rather than being a true believer. Sam "Forgettable" Worthington how he gets these roles is impressive and would make a good movie in itself. Is a human/cyborg hybrid i.e. it does not know its a cyborg who leads Connor on a trail to find Connor's father before the machines kill him. Machines fail again; which makes you think why not just keep going back and trying after his mother or his grandparents.

Weakest of the 4 so far.

1.5/5

Terminator: Genesys BD; Lets start out by getting it out there that I liked this; not all of it but a lot of it. Some great set pieces and I like the idea of a convoluted timeline being corrupted and things that shouldn't be in the 1980's are.

But, a lot of stuff has happened to the timeline before Jai Courtney (who is not actually that bad here) arrives in 1984. Those events would have made a more interesting movie.

Some age gags thrown in and a potential for a sequel which we'll never see. Emilia Clarke is tolerable but still think we needed someone with better acting skills. Lena Headey should have been offered whatever she wants along with Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker

3.5/5

The Car DVD, After Duel we had the car which unlike Christine that came later feels more like Jaws on land. James Brolin and Ronny Cox are the deputies trying their best to kill it. Supernatural overtones surround why this car is the way it is but are not fully explored. Ending leaves it open for a possible sequel which we never got.

Silly fun

3/5

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Old 28-12-2018, 19:48   #2142
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Old 31-12-2018, 12:44   #2143
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Rampage NOW TV, I think the Rock is acting in a different movie quite an earnest performance. The complete opposite can be said for Jeffery Dean Morgan's effort. The less said about the live action version of Team Rocket the better.

Not a bad film, with better bad guys could have been much better.

2.5/5

The Bedford Incident DVD, old time cold-war at sea thriller, Richard Widmark could really go from scary to nice quite easily in the same scene. He'd would have made an interesting "Joker". As captain he runs a tight ship the crew of which seem to respect hi; but he can be hard at times. Constant running a general quaters gives the crew little chance to relax even though they are not at war he acts like it they are. As the crew hunt for a sub against N.A.T.O orders tensions reach breaking point until one sailor makes a catatrophic mistake. Widmark's character is given little backstory and no reason for acting they way he does so its left up to the viewer to decide. The crew of the sub they are chasing are never shown.

4/5

Riddick BluRay The third entry not counting the animation; goes back to basics gone are the grand Dune type setpieces of the Chronicles Of Riddick. And the movie is better for it; a slight retread of the first but the people trapped with him are not helpless colonists. Some nice effects

Still waiting on Riddick 4; we have had 7 movies since this with a couple of duds, not sure why he is rationing his Riddick

4/5
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Suddenly Frank Sinatra as an Assassin, his plan to assassinate the President when he travels through the town of Suddenly. Low budget, little backstory is given as to why and who is ordering the hit. What it does identify is the futility of it all as Sinatra puts it; 5 minutes after he is dead they'll swear in another one.

Escape Plan Stallone and Schwarzenegger together again and its not a bad story as Stallone is a Prison escape expert.

Godzilla - The Planet Eater Crikey as the movies go on the talking percentage to Godzilla being shown increases. Now its almost 80% talking. This is the worst of the three and a totally unsatisfying ending.
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Old 11-01-2019, 18:48   #2145
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Terminator: Salvation BD, well the fans got both what they wanted and what they didn't all in one package. Fans had beem glamoring for a future wars type scenario since we saw the battlefield full of terminators in T2. Well we didn't get that but we got an installment set in the future. John "Batman" Connor appears less the prophesied one here than The Terminator or T2 predicicted; more of a grunt than the fabled leader, yet it seems alot of the major war stuff that was supposed to make him this great leader has happened before we got here. There is a resistance and quite a few military units on the go but seem to have their own leadership in Michael Ironside who appears to tolerate Connor rather than being a true believer. Sam "Forgettable" Worthington how he gets these roles is impressive and would make a good movie in itself. Is a human/cyborg hybrid i.e. it does not know its a cyborg who leads Connor on a trail to find Connor's father before the machines kill him. Machines fail again; which makes you think why not just keep going back and trying after his mother or his grandparents.

Weakest of the 4 so far.

1.5/5

Terminator: Genesys BD; Lets start out by getting it out there that I liked this not all of it but alot of it. Some great set pieces and I like the idea of a convoluted timeline being corrupted and things that shouldn't be in the 1980's are.

But, alot of stuff has happened to the timeline before Jai Courtney (who is not actually that bad here) arrives in 1984. Those events would have made a more interesting movie.

Some age gags thrown in and a potential for a sequel which we'll never see. Emilia Clarke is tolerable but still think we needed someone with better acting skills. Lena Headey should have been offered whatever she wants along with Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker

3.5/5

The Car DVD, After Duel we had the car which unlike Christine that came later feels more like Jaws on land. James Brolin and Ronny Cox are the deputies trying their best to kill it. Supernatural overtones surround why this car is the way it is but are not fully explored. Ending leaves it open for a possible sequel which we never got.

Silly fun

3/5

You say alot a lot. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
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You say alot a lot. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


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passable film but Kate McKinnon is just painful in every scene. Mila is just Mila from nearly every other film she has done it seems

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some 70's punks meets this american cult, not as funny and clever as thinks it is. No doubt the writer was smelling his own farts as he penned the script

Antman and the wasp

I like the fact antman films are not these world ending stories, with everything at stake. Its fun and light
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The Car DVD, After Duel we had the car which unlike Christine that came later feels more like Jaws on land. James Brolin and Ronny Cox are the deputies trying their best to kill it. Supernatural overtones surround why this car is the way it is but are not fully explored. Ending leaves it open for a possible sequel which we never got.

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2036 Origin Unknown NOW TV, a new movie every day; but what they fail to mention is it’s usually a piece a rubbish with the best ones at the weekend. This fits into the former category. Katee Sackoff should be able to get better than this, straight to VOD rubbish. Cheap looking effects and a story so poor it wouldn't look out of place in an episode of Doctor Who.

0/5

3 Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri NOW TV, difficult to rate this one, thanks to all the hype I thought it was going to be as good as In Bruges. It isn't; way over the top performance by Sam Rockwell, not sure it if was supposed to be funny or merely to justify what he goes through later on but what he did he should have been arrested and jailed for but he wasn't. Woody Harrelson is the best in this; nice to see him move away from the crazy types he plays so well.

3/5

Dr No BD, Connery's first go at 007 and not a bad go either although he perfected it by From Russia with Love came along. Sometimes his delivery seems a bit for want of better words to quick, especially in the scenes where he is interviewing Strangways friends. When he slows it down as he does later on he's more like the 007 we'll come to know.

4/5
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