10 Worst Movies of 2017

2017 was another year of change for Kneel Before Blog. The biggest change was that we switched to a star rating system for film around halfway through the year. TV will continue to be rated out of 10 but films will be rated on a scale of 1-5 stars as is the accepted standard for…

Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott returns to the Alien franchise with a film that doubles as a sequel to the much maligned Prometheus and a prequel to the celebrated Alien with Alien: Covenant. The Alien franchise is a strange one. It’s both important and iconic but there are only two universally recognised legitimately good films out of 7…

Assassin’s Creed

Justin Kurzel takes on the troublesome task of adapting a popular video game series into a movie in his version of Assassin’s Creed. Conceptually this shouldn’t be all that difficult as the gimmick of using technology to relive ancestral memories is simple enough and has a lot of potential to craft layered stories that take…

The Light Between Oceans

A lighthouse keeper and his wife raise a baby rescued from a drifting rowing boat until the child’s birth mother comes into the picture in Derek Cianfrance’ The Light Between Oceans. This is definitely a film of two halves and, as you might expect, one half is better than the other. I haven’t read the…

X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer gives us another dose of Mutant Mayhem with X-Men: Apocalypse; an entry that tries to be bigger than any X-Men film that we’ve had before. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as sequels are designed to raise the stakes in such a way that the challenge feels different to the one in the…

Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs brings audiences backstage at 3 of Apple’s major product launches to show the personal and professional problems that plagued the Apple CEO at these key points in his career. The film basically takes the structure of a 3 act play with each launch representing one of those acts. It starts with the launch…

Macbeth

Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth is the latest adaptation of the famous Shakespeare play starring Michael Fassbender in the title role. I feel like summarising the plot of Macbeth would be pretty redundant since it’s something that pretty much everyone will have come across in one way or another. Even people who don’t know much about the…

On the Silver Screen – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer returns to the franchise he created with X-Men: Days of Future Past and basically proves that he should never have left in the first place. This film adapts the famous Chris Claremont comic book story Days of Future Past and unites both eras of cinematic X-Men characters in a way that is both…