Category Film Reviews

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

May was a busy month for superhero fans, with both Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse hitting cinemas. I’ve already reviewed the latter, so here’s my verdict on the former. In short, I liked it, but I didn’t love it. Somehow Civil War manages to feel like it takes a while to get going, […]

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

I’ve enjoyed all of the X-Men franchise – the combination of cool superpowers and charismatic characters is always a winner for me, so I was looking forward to Apocalypse, and watched Days of Future Past again in preparation. I’m very glad I did, as anyone who hadn’t seen it would, I imagine, have been very confused! Apocalypse […]

Batman v Superman – How Not To Make A Superhero Movie

It’s hard to know where to start with this review because there’s so much I violently disliked about this film. It’s not so much that it’s bad, it’s more that it’s wrong. And bad. Forgetting for a second that the premise makes no sense (which they try to make us do by a gratuitous but […]

Deadpool – F*&$ing Awesome!

Ass-kicking, quipping and bullet-blasting its way straight into my favourite films, Deadpool delivers everything its excellent marketing campaign promises and then some. From the hilariously honest/tongue-in-cheek credits which list Ryan Reynolds as ‘God’s Perfect Idiot’, to the spectacular final fight sequence, Deadpool is as relentless as its titular anti-hero. Neither the violence nor the profanities […]

Magic Mike XXL – Female Entertainment In All Its Glory!

I found the first Magic Mike to be weirdly depressing for a movie about ‘male entertainers’ – full disclosure, I still bought the DVD! (for the dance play mode on the bonus features, obviously) – but I loved Magic Mike XXL. An exercise in pure wish fulfilment for the predominantly female fanbase, the sequel doesn’t […]

50 Shades of Grey – 50 Shades of Awful

To say I went into 50 Shades of Grey with low expectations is under-selling it. I couldn’t get through the truly terrible trilogy of books and the only reason to buy the ticket was the male lead. I’m a massive Jamie Dornan fan, ever since his Once Upon A Time days (RIP Sheriff Graham!)  I […]

White House Down – Two Thumbs Up

If you’re looking for an original film, with great acting, a serious script and a sensible plot then boy are you going to be disappointed with White House Down! If, on the other hand, you, like me, saw the trailer and thought ‘that looks fun!’ then buckle up for a brilliantly ridiculous action flick with […]