Justice League: positive start to a hopeful DCEU

Justice League was getting hammered by critics even before its official release, so i braced for the worst, with Suicide Squad-esque low levels of expectation. But as soon as the opening sequence rolled, most worries were wiped away, as Justice League introduced our favourite childhood superheroes, each in impressive fashion. Wonder Woman was already everyone’s…

Fast and Furious 8: from stealing cars to stopping World War 3

By now we’re all familiar with the premise of the Fast and Furious franchise. It started out about an undercover cop infiltrating a car thieves group, and morphed into a Mission Impossible-eque, save the world from global destruction all-out slugfest. Ever since Fast 5, each new installment has tried to outdo, out-ridiculous the previous one.…

Ghost In The Shell: was a little empty inside

I must admit, I’ve heard and seen a lot about the popular anime/manga that this latest blockbuster was adapted from, but I never really got to watching or reading much of it. But, sucker for Hollywood hype and marketing that I am, the trailer for Ghost In The Shell featuring Scarlett Johansson in a pseudo-nude…

Beauty & The Beast: Tale and songs that never get old

Most from my generation would have been eager to see the tale as old as time would fare as a modern live action remake. Now that all that rubbish and religious / political drama about the ‘gay’ scene in the movie is past us, it was time to see if this tale really stood the…

Logan: Old is the new New

To be completely honest, when I saw the first trailers for ‘Logan’, I was not really thrilled or excited to watch it. Part of that is due to the fact that the previous Wolverine stand-alone films were rubbish; the other part is that it kind of reminded me of “The Wrestler” with Mickey Rourke, you…

Kong: Skull Island – why change isn’t always good

It’s been a while since my last movie review so here goes. As I walked into the cinema hall, I must say I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t read any reviews beforehand, and hadn’t paid much attention to trailers on Youtube either. The only hype segment I’d seen was Tom Hiddleston’s appearance on…

Captain America: Civil War…Too civil for a war

The hype train went crazy for this one, so I had to watch it on opening weekend. Having read the Civil War comics several years ago, I vaguely recall it being one of the most engaging storyline in any superhero comics ever. With a theme closely linked to current actual human issues like immigration, data…