Review – Justice League

* This review contains SPOILERS for Justice League. *

Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder (and to some extent, Joss Whedon as well) is a totally empty, totally disappointing experience. Once again, you have a film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) that tries to tackle everything at once, rather than sensibly or properly developing things in a way that is smart, comprehensive, fulfilling or satisfying. You have the rushed development of key characters; a plot that is formulaic and filled with exposition, a villain with no characterisation, and action scenes that are ugly to look and lack anything exciting. This film is all that is bad about blockbuster films and also DC ones in particular. This review won’t be kind, which I’m disappointed about, but the MANY problems in this film have to be discussed – for the sake of people who might consider sitting through it or already have. Let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Assassin’s Creed

assassins-creed

Assassin’s Creed, directed by Justin Kurzel, is a film that has hints of potential. However, a failing on nearly every front, leaves this film lacking in anything memorable, exciting or interesting. It’s a shame to see a film that could have really been something that stood out (in the video game movie space); completely fail to capitalise on the opportunities it had. This is one of those films that quickly loses you and then never manages to pull you back in – no matter what it throws at you. But let’s get into the fuller review and see just where this film goes wrong. Read more

Review – High-Rise

High-Rise

High-Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley, is a comically dark and stylistically unrelenting film. Filled with big characters who dominate their scenes and an existence that while isolated from the outside, seems so much bigger than anything else going on. High-Rise is a film that attracts you in with its slick style and then overtime forces you (almost without you realising it) to watch as its inhabitants tear each other apart in the most primal of ways. Read more

Review – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of justice, directed by Zack Snyder is a film that doesn’t learn from its past mistakes. Over-bloated and unnecessarily convoluted, this is a film that starts off strong, and then quickly loses its way. Even with strong characters, Batman v Superman is a film that almost seems to make an effort to ignore the rich characters/actors at its disposal, and instead focuses on things that are very much not necessary. Read more