Category: action

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

After helping Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) fight Captain America during the superhero 'civil war', Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns to his life of high school and crime-fighting as Spider-Man. When he crosses paths with the illegal arms merchant Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), Parker tries to take him down without Iron Man's help. Most people ...

REVIEW: Dick Tracy (1990)

Maverick police detective Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) goes head-to-head with crime boss Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice (Al Pacino). While Tracy attempts to persuade Caprice's girlfriend Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) to turn evidence against him, an anonymous third party makes a play for control of the city's criminal underworld. Pity poor Disney. In 1990 they released Warren ...

REVIEW: Dragon Blade (2015)

In 48 BCE Huo An (Jackie Chan) leads a special squad of soldiers patrolling the Chinese border. When his team is implicated in a gold smuggling operation they are exiled to the isolated border post of Wild Geese Gate. There the Han Chinese forces are confronted by a Roman legion commanded by the Legionniare Lucius ...

REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

When John Wick hit the screens back in 2014, it felt like a breath of fresh air for American action cinema. It utilised a simple, clean story - a retired assassin (a perfectly cast Keanu Reeves) goes out for revenge when a gangster's son murders his dog - and told it with a knowing and ridiculous surfeit ...

REVIEW: Shock Wave (2017)

Cheung Choi-san (Andy Lau) is a senior officer in Hong Kong's Explosive Ordnance Disposal bureau (EOD). Six months after helping foil a major bank robbery, he is confronted by that robbery's escaped mastermind Hung Kai-pang (Jiang Wu) - who is holding Hong Kong's Cross-Harbour Tunnel hostage and seeking revenge. Shock Wave is a new Hong ...

REVIEW: Ip Man (2008)

In the 1930s, wealthy land owner Ip Man (Donnie Yen) is one of the most talented martial artists in the Chinese city of Foshan - although unlike his contemporaries he shies from the spotlight and does not run his own wing chun school. When China is invaded by the Japanese, a brutal general named Miura ...

REVIEW: The Fate of the Furious (2017)

While undertaking a secret government mission, Dominic Torretto (Vin Diesel) abruptly betrays his loose family of high-speed racers and goes rogue with a EMP generator. While his friends reel from his betrayal, they are forced to track him down and apprehend him to prevent his new employer - the computer hacker Cypher (Charlize Theron) - ...

REVIEW: Plunkett and Macleane (1999)

It is the year 1748. Disgraced army captain James Macleane (Jonny Lee Miller) is sent to a debtor's prison, but escapes after an unexpected encounter with a pair of highwaymen and their government-appointed pursuers. Once free, Macleane slips into partnership with one of the criminals - Will Plunkett (Robert Carlyle) - and together they hit ...

REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island (2017)

As the Vietnam War ends, satellite photography reveals the location of the mythical Skull Island - an isolated ecosystem cut off from the world by a circle of severe thunderstorms. Tracker James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) and war photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) are hired to join a US army expedition to the island, alongside the ...

REVIEW: The Rock (1996)

When a group of rogue US marines, led by Brigadier General Frank Hummel (Ed Harris), steal a consignment of nerve gas and take control of Alcatraz Island, an emergency response team is hurriedly assembled. Advising the team are two unlikely partners: FBI chemical weapons expert Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage) and John Mason (Sean Connery) - ...