Review – Bright

Bright, directed by David Ayer, is a film riddled with elements that continually clash with one another; creating a disjointed, muddled feeling experience. A director and a writer whose styles don’t mix, a tone that is all over the place, a world that’s rules felt more like punch-lines, rather than interesting world-building, and poor attempts at social commentary; all collide with one another to create a film with no clear direction. There are parts to Ayer’s ability as a director that make the film enjoyable (at times) but this is a film that really struggles to find a balance at any point. So let’s explore those imbalances, and see where this film goes wrong. Read more

Review – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - Sword of Destiny

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, directed by Woo-Ping Yeun is a film that lacks everything that made the original so memorable. Gone are the sweeping, incredibly choreographed fight scenes, gone are the mythical and interesting characters and gone is a simple but touching story. In their place is a lot of nothing. This film is the epitome of an unnecessary and unwanted sequel and it does the most egregious thing an unwanted sequel can do and that is to completely add nothing new or anything of real worth. Read more