Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes audiences back to the island one last time as the dinosaurs face a second extinction because of an erupting volcano. I wasn’t really a fan of the spinoff/sequel/reboot Jurassic World because it relied too heavily on referencing the landmark Jurassic Park instead of telling its own story. It…

Avengers: Infinity War

The entire Marvel Cinematic Universe comes together to combat a threat to the universe itself in Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War. Reviewing a film like this is a very difficult task because there has never really been a film like this. It isn’t a direct sequel to anything specific nor is it a…

Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranking Phase II

Since the last time I did this list there have been more films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so I saw fit to update that list ahead of the imminent release of the long awaited Avengers: Infinity War. I’ve altered some of the text on the entries that belonged to the previous list where…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to outer space with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2; the story of Peter Quill learning about his origins. I’ll start this by saying that I had issues with the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of them stemmed from my personal inability to connect with the tone. Everything…

Passengers

A man on a trip to a new planet wakes up decades too early and has to contemplate life alone in the black silence of space in Morten Tyldum’s Passengers. On the surface, this seems like a fairly workable concept. People dealing with isolation is nothing new in films and can be done really well…

The Magnificent Seven

Hot on the heels of Ben Hur, Hollywood continues its headlong rush to remake every film in its back catalogue with The Magnificent Seven, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Yet again this is a film no-one was calling out for, but with director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) at the helm,…