Big Hero 6 Review (2014)

When Marvel was first bought by Disney, fan-boys everywhere rejoiced, imagining amazing animated movies featuring the characters from Marvel’s super-hero line-up. Sadly this didn’t come to pass… until now. Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel property about 6 obscure superheroes. But don’t let the obscurity fool you. As Guardians of the Galaxy proved,…

Interstellar Review (2014)

It’s not very often that the culmination of a movie leaves you with your heart pounding, speechless and almost gasping for breath, but as the credits rolled for Interstellar, that is pretty much how I felt. My mind trying to comprehend the ideas, both scientific and spiritual, that had been flung at me, my ears…

Lucy Review (2014)

While the very premise of Lucy, that humans use only use 10% of their brains, has been proven to be a myth, it is a great story-telling hook when done correctly. The idea of unlocking the full potential of the human brain is very alluring and you need only to look to Limitless to see…

Guardians of the Galaxy Review (2014)

I’m not going to lie. I’ve been looking forward to this movie ever since I heard it was going to be made. As titbits of casting news and story details were slowly revealed, my excitement steadily grew, with the trailers building the hype up to such a frenzy that I began to worry there was…

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review (2014)

There’s a lot to like about Dawn. Like a lot of great sequels, the themes are a lot darker than its predecessor, and that in itself lends an emotional weight to the proceedings, adding to the feeling that there is a lot at stake to the events that unfold on-screen. There is a more focus…

Hercules Review (2014)

There have been numerous iterations of the legend of Hercules, from Ah-nuld’s antics in the low budget Hercules in New York, to Disney’s colourful musical extolling the hero’s virtues. So, does the latest version of the Greek Demi-god, ahem, go the distance? Well, Brett Ratner’s interpretation of the character seeks to ground the myth in…

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Review (2014)

When How To Train Your Dragon hit theatres some four years ago, no-one was expecting it to become the runaway hit that it did. With the right mix of humour, stunning aerial displays and a well-developed relationship between a boy and his dragon that served as the core of the movie, there was a lot…

Edge of Tomorrow Review (2014)

Suave, cool, courageous. These are all words normally associated with Tom Cruise’s characters. Imagine my surprise when William Cage, Cruise’s latest role, turns out to be nothing more than a coward, scared at the sight of blood and more concerned with saving his own skin that the welfare of others. It makes a refreshing change,…

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review (2014)

With X-Men: Days of Future Past, Brian Singer had a lot to prove. Coming on the heels of First Class, and juggling quite a large ensemble cast of both the original and new X-men actors, this could have easily descended into a tangled mess the likes of X-Men: The Last Stand. And the less said…