Category: action

REVIEW: XXX: The Return of Xander Cage (2017)

"Pandora's Box", a technological device capable of seizing control of satellites and crashing them into the Earth, has been stolen. In an attempt to recover it, CIA agent Jane Marke (Toni Collette) enlists the presumed-dead former agent Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) to retrieve it. XXX was a middling 2002 action film, one followed by a middling ...

REVIEW: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Two years after his fight against the Green Goblin, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) struggles to balance his part-time job and university studies with his secret life as Spider-Man. Things look up when he meets the scientific genius Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) - but then a terrible accident transforms Octavius into the deranged super-villain Dr Octopus, ...

REVIEW: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), an ex-major in the US army's military police, is drawn back into the fold when former colleague Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) is arrested for espionage. After investigating the incident, Reacher himself is framed for the murder of an army colonel. He and Turner break out of custody to bring down ...

REVIEW: Mission: Impossible (1996)

With Mission: Impossible Fallout hitting cinemas today, it really is worth taking a step back and acknowledging just how long the franchise has been running. The first Mission: Impossible film was released back in 1996. It's twenty-two years old. It strikes me as one of Hollywood's slower movie franchises. There has been an average of four-and-a-half years between films. James Bond, ...

REVIEW: Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018)

Whatever you think of Tom Cruise, you cannot fault his dedication to making entertaining cinema. In his long-running Mission: Impossible movie franchise, here hitting its sixth instalment in 22 years, he has consistently attempted to raise the stakes each time with hair-raising stunts, chases and action set pieces - more often than not with his personal safety ...

REVIEW: The Sea Hawk (1940)

If you wanted Hollywood action in the 1930s or 1940s, your absolute best bet was director Michael Curtiz. He had already directed numerous feature films before 1935, but it was that year that he took an extra named Errol Flynn and cast him as the leading man in the swashbuckler Captain Blood: a huge commercial hit ...

REVIEW: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Three years after the closure of the Jurassic World theme park, the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar come under threat from an imminent volcanic eruption. With the American government refusing to act, former park manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and velociraptor trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) join a private rescue mission to save as many ...