G has written 23 reviews for films rated ★★ .

  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World

    ★★

    Ever watch a film that’s feels like nobody actually wanted to make it?.. apart from some Disney shareholders.

  • Supergirl

    Supergirl

    ★★

    That music gets a star. My sister would rent this when I wanted Superman III. Vivid horrific childhood memories of the creature lurking in the mirror and the Forbidden Planet ‘id’. Dark, dark kids film. 

    Some god awful exposition. O’ Toole and Cook are painful. Dunaway and Vaccaro making the best in some odd precursor to Witches of Eastwick. The school stuff is cringy specially Lucy Lane. Super G to be in costume and match ready 15 mins... For a 2 hour film she doesn’t do very much outside a few set pieces and fighting over a stoned landscape gardner.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Impenetrable, brown and middle class. Bloody hell, I found this hard to warm up on a cheap cinema night. When it started to be effective it was too late... and then indie whimsy at the end. There’s that unmistakable Krzysztof Penderecki Shinning bass drone sound again... and then again with some orange modular furniture.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★

    It looks the part but feels so remote in 2018. Set pieces and action feel behind glass disengaged from what’s at stake. He’s an astonishing visual director, but that ‘actors’ problem Edwards has is still here like Rogue One. I sat here on Saturday night wanting to watch MONSTERS instead. Strangley his debut through limited budget is a human, character driven story.

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★

    Listen, didn’t think it was that bad. Serviceable TV movie. The God Particle concept can be done better. This never felt fit for box office. Looked like it was purely designed for Netflix. Sunshine bulkhead interiors on a budget.

    It’s only real crime was robbing us of endless possibilities of proper Planet of the Apes mental ending, which is what it felt like it was bubbling up to, aspose to a validation of Cloverfield themes.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★★

    Christmas Day TV viewing. I’ve seen this twice now. Actually doesn’t do a bad job of setting things up, but It’s juggling act falls at precisely the same place everytime I’ve watched it. Just after the theme park centre is overrun. It loses all momentum and I suffer from amnesia.

  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★

    Went to see this with a bunch of people a normally do a lot of hiking and camping with. Which probably made it more fun than it was.


    Loses the climate of fear in 3rd act, but is then replaced by something that I’m still thinking about the next day.

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★

    I’m back again... It's problems come out of familiarity. Even the crew standing in front of the alien ship looked like bored school kids on a museum trip. Let go of the obsession. Move on, make something new. There’s a Prometheus sequel buried in here somewhere amongst the four writers and the mess. David as a character finally gets some motivation outside of daddy issue.

  • Robocop: Prime Directives

    Robocop: Prime Directives

    ★★

    Dark Justice ★ - youtu.be/Imr9IhPneN0?t=6m36s ...he gets a star.

    Meltdown ★ - Da Bombz ain't in this enough.

    Resurrection ★★  - The Legitimate Robocop TV Movie.

    Crash & Burn ★½  - The Legitimate non-Robocop TV Movie. Crime Prevention units get rubbered and smash a load of screen doors. Cat 5 navel kid. *pause*. Really good derezzed effects.

  • The Raid

    The Raid

    ★★

    I understand this is stripped down built for export lean action film.... but it lacks any poetry of a Jackie Chan feature. The final fight I ended up fast forwarding it. You just get sick of looking at the movements. Great martial arts performances.
    Worst soundtrack I've heard in a film in a long time. No score would of created more tension than yer over loud dad does breakbeat.

  • Creature

    Creature

    ★★

    That 79' Alien planet landing sequence.. Beat for beat... but done in a garage with some beige IBM monitors. Kinski in sedated form.