Logan Movie Review
Movies / August 7, 2017

I’ve just watched Logan and decided to write a movie review. I don’t actively follow the X-men movies however I’ve watched a couple and liked Wolverine. When Logan got his first solo movie I gave it a try and what I saw was brill stuff. Thankfully so did enough people for Hollywood to make more of them. Logan [Blu-ray + Digital HD] [2017] Logan is the tenth instalment of the X-men film series. Unfortunately it is also the last for Hugh Jackson in the role of Logan/Wolverine. The movie is set in 2029, 25 years after the last known mutant birth. Logan is aging, his body no longer heals as it used to. His adamantium skeleton is slowly killing him. Working as a chauffeur to make ends meet. He and Caliban, who has the ability to track other mutants look after Charles Xavier. Now in old age Xavier is suffering from some form of brain disease. The disease seams to freeze everybody around him causing them great discomfort A female nurse, employed by a biotechnology company called Alkali-Transigen approaches Logan to provide transport for her and a young girl, Laura Kinney to a refuge for mutants called “Eden” in North…

Ted 2 Movie Review
Movies / January 11, 2016

Ted 2 – Extended Edition (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [2015] Ted 2 like its predecessor is a brill movie that will have you laughing out loud at the antics of Ted and John. If you’re looking for an intellectual movie that makes you think however you’ll be disappointed as Ted 2 is one of those comedy movies where you sit back, relax and try not to think too much. John Bennett has apparently divorced from Lori Collins since the first movie and Teds relationship with Tami-Lynn after a year of marriage is at rock bottom. To save their relationship they decide to have a baby. The problem is Ted is a teddy bear with no reproductive organs. Ted decides to find a sperm donor so asks his friend Sam J. Jones however he turns him down. Next Ted and John decide to steal Tom Brady’s sperm by breaking into his house and… Well I’ll leave that part to your imagination but needless to say things don’t go as planned. While running away from Tom Brady, John tells Ted he would donate sperm which leads to a hilarious scene at the sperm donation clinic. It turns out though that Tami-Lynn’s drug…

Star Wars The Force Awakens Movie Review
Movies / December 30, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Blu-ray + Bonus Disc] [2015]  Star Wars The Force Awakens is the seventh Movie in the brill Star Wars series of movies. Having recently bought the rights to the saga Disney is banking a lot both financially and in terms of reputation upon its success. It’s fair to say that they have a lot to live up to as previous Star Wars movies didn’t just define the genre but set all the box office records it has to beat. Star Wars A New Hope was a ground breaking movie, it brought Science fiction to the large screen in a way most folk couldn’t even comprehend before. It was so ground breaking that even as it was being made many of the crew working on it didn’t think it was going to be a success. Luckily George Lucas held steady in his belief that he could make a sci-fi movie for 9 year olds and we now have seven brill movies. Before I continue I must warn you that plot spoilers will commence from here on in.   About 30 years or so after the Second Death Star was destroyed the First Order has risen from…

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Movie Review
Movies / December 13, 2015

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation [Blu-ray] Rogue Nation is the fifth title in the brill Mission Impossible series. Its plot centres on Ethan Hunt played by Tom Cruise. Who tries to prove the existence of an organization called the syndicate after the Impossible Missions Force has been taken over by the CIA. Ethan is hunted by the the CIA across the world as he investigates bombings and disappearances that he believes were cause by the syndicate. Along the way he recruits his former IMF colleagues including Benjamin “Benji” Dunn played by Simon Pegg and an attractive female MI6 agent Ilsa Faust played by Rebecca Ferguson who is undercover in the Syndicate. As Rogue Nation continues we find out that the Syndicate started as a British covert operation to recruit foreign agents to do some rather unsavoury things on the personal order of the Prime Minister. However the plan was shelved some time after Billions of pounds were moved into off shore accounts to fund the project. Despite orders former MI6 agent Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) decided to keep the Syndicate going and is hell bent on getting his hands on the billions hidden away in a digital storage vault. Ethan Hunt…

Terminator 2 Movie Review
Movies / December 8, 2015

Terminator 2 – Judgment Day (Skynet Edition) [1991] [Blu-ray] Terminator 2 is a brill sequel to the 1984 Terminator movie. It was released in 1991 to huge commercial and critical success, easily surpassing the first movie in box office takings. The plot has Skynet sending an advanced T-1000 “liquid metal” terminator back in time to kill John Connor. The boy is destined to become the leader of the human resistance. As before the resistance is able to send back a protector for John. This time though it’s the same class of terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger that killed Johns father. Things have not gone well for the Connors since the events of the first movie. Sarah is in a mental institution after trying to blow up Cyberdyne Systems. A company she rightly believes covered up the existence of the first terminator in order to create new technology from the wrecked endoskeleton. Her young son now believing his mother is insane has been sent to live with foster parents. The T-1000 finds John almost at the same time as his less advanced T-800 protector. They narrowly escape from it after a lengthy chase. John decides to free Sarah Connor from the…

The Terminator Movie Review
Movies / November 30, 2015

The Terminator [DVD] The Terminator’s been out for a rather long time and I must have watched it countless times in the past. However I got a new 4k TV a few months ago and decided to watch it. I know the PS4 doesn’t upscale to 4K but that didn’t matter. My new TV gave the movie a new sense of depth and colour that you just wouldn’t expect from a movie made in 1984. The plot of the the movie is well known. Sarah Connor is a normal everyday young woman, waitressing to earn a living. Unknown to her she is also the soon to be mother of future human resistance leader John Connor. She is targeted by Skynet that sends a Terminator back in time to eliminate her. If she dies John Connor will never have been born and thus humanity will perish. Fortunately a lone soldier; Kyle Reese is sent back to protect her rescuing Sarah just in time from the clutches of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character. The two find they are attracted to one another and share an intimate night that leads to Sarah becoming pregnant. The Terminator is relentlessly in its persuit of the pair and…

Oblivion
Movies / January 23, 2014

Oblivion A rare thing has happened! I have found a Tom Cruise performance that I like. It’s not often I say that and certainly never thought I’d put it in writing on the internet but there you go lol. The only other time I liked his performance in a movie was Interview with the vampire (1994). Sure the first Mission Impossible was good, as was ghost Protocol but Tom Cruise never seemed to be acting any differently than any other character he has played. The plot is that Earth has been devastated by a war with an Alien species called “Scavs”. Who destroyed the moon assisting during the war. Humanity eventually won however, the Earth was no longer able to sustain them, so the survivors escaped to a space station named “Tet” before going out further into the Solar System and settling on Titan, Saturn’s moon. Tom Cruise plays “Jack Harper” A maintenance man who along with partner Andrea Riseborough “Victoria “Vika” Olsen”. Maintain the droids that guard huge hydro power stations from the Scavs that remain on Earth. The couple, receive orders from Melissa Leo “Sally” the mission commander who is up on the Tet space station After the…

Elysium
Movies / January 19, 2014

The plot of Elysium is set in 2154. There are two classes of people, the rich who live in a utopian space station orbiting Earth called Elysium, and the poor who live on a polluted, overcrowded slum of a planet that only exists to manufacture the things that people in Elysium need. Like the polite but “do as I say or else” robots that keep the poor in their place.