While the story in itself isn't groundbreaking by any stretch of the imagination, the spectacle is immense and the number of highly kinetic battle scenes on rag-tag vehicles are savage; definitely unlike anything cinema-going audiences had seen before. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
When today’s young audiences think of Mad Max, their mind’s eye probably wanders towards the Tom Hardy-helmed road-rage epic. While Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) gives an unforgettable take on the same character and is also a product of George Miller’s mind, this feverish, highly kinetic desert epic is utterly dissimilar to anything that was presented to us back in ’79.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I don’t believe CG will ever really be a substitute for practical effects. Even a human-robot fight sequence late in the film conveys none of the menace the first two Schwarzenegger Terminators brought through their real brawn and metal.
Captain Phillips’ (2013) formula is a tired one – we have a seemingly ordinary bloke up against odds that seem impossible to beat. We’re supposed to kid ourselves into wondering who’s going to emerge victorious when we know the answer to that all along. The film was partly shot in Malta and stars Tom Hanks.... Continue Reading →