Warcraft: The Beginning Review (2016)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense fantasy violence Warcraft: The Beginning focuses on the human nations of the fantasy world of Azeroth, and their battle  against the Orcish Horde; alien invaders who arrive through a magic portal from their dying world of Draenor.  The two civilisations battle for survival, with both sides of the conflict seeking…

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…

Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)

If you take a bit of Alice in Wonderland and throw in a little bit of Charlie and the Chocolate factory, you might end up with something like Oz. As you may know, the movie is a prequel of The Wizard of Oz, and follows the adventures of Oscar Diggs, as he encounters the various…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review (2012)

After almost ten years, audiences the world over finally get a chance to return to Middle-Earth and be immersed in the intrigues of Dwarves, Orcs, Elves, Wizards… and oh yes Hobbits. I must admit I have a fond place in my heart for the original LOTR trilogy, and with the opening shot of Hobbiton, I…

Rise of the Guardians Review (2012)

Rise of the Guardians is the story about the icons of our childhood. Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Sandman and Jack Frost. But these aren’t your grandfather’s childhood legends, oh no. They have been revamped and given a new take that is ultimately refreshing and gives us more insight into the working of…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Review (2011)

Harry Potter is something of a Hollywood phenomenon. 7 movies and still going strong, it also has the advantage of having the three main characters grow up along with most of its target audience. To be honest I was really only hooked by the first three movies in the series, and met the rest with…