Category: action

REVIEW: Jurassic World (2015)

Decades after the original Jurassic Park failed before opening, new owners have been operating the hugely successful Jurassic World theme park for many years. When a secret military project on the park island fails, a genetically engineered dinosaur breaks free on a rampage and threatens the lives of all guests and staff on the island. ...

REVIEW: Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

In London's prestigious Brompton Academy, new student John Watson (Alan Cox) meets the eccentric but brilliant classmate Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe). When they discover a string of mysterious deaths - including the suicide of Holmes' mentor Rupert Waxflatter - they launch their own investigation. Before long they are neck-deep in chases, sword fights and intrigue ...

REVIEW: Deadpool 2 (2018)

Two years after he first appeared to skewer 20th Century Fox's popular X-Men franchise, the so-called 'merc with a mouth' Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) returns in a surprisingly great sequel. Back in 2016 I was not entirely taken with Deadpool's scattershot and juvenile approach to humour, or it's fairly weak story sense, but Deadpool 2 is an improvement in every regard. ...

“It comes from not growing up at all” | Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

A corrupt media tycoon (Jonathan Pryce) attempts to start a war to profit from the news coverage. Only two people seem placed to prevent the death of millions: a Chinese intelligence officer named Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh), and British secret agent James Bond (Pierce Brosnan). In 1995 the film studio MGM/UA scored a massive commercial ...

REVIEW: Léon: The Professional (1994)

Léon (Jean Reno) is a professional killer who works for New York's mafia. When a corrupt DEA agent named Stansfield (Gary Oldman) murders almost the entire family in the apartment next door, Léon finds himself the unwilling guardian of the sole surviving daughter Mathilda (Natalie Portman). Given his somewhat flabby, effects-oriented films of recent years - ...

REVIEW: Rampage (2018)

Primotologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) tends to a group of gorillas in a San Diego nature reserve. When a corporate space station is destroyed in orbit, canisters of genetically modifying gas crash-land across the continental United States. One of the canisters crashes into the San Diego reserve, transforming an albino silverback gorilla nick-named George into ...

REVIEW: Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Three years into his prison sentence, Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is pulled out of incarceration to participate into a secret reconnaissance mission into Vietnam to look for prisoners-of-war still in custody. The mission is supposed to be a white-wash, but when Rambo actually finds prisoners still being tortured by Vietnamese and Russian soldiers ...