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…

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

A bodyguard is tasked with protecting a notorious Hitman so that he can be brought safely to testify against a dangerous criminal in Patrick Hughes’ The Hitman’s Bodyguard. This is one of those films where the plot doesn’t matter in the least. Any story the film has is an excuse for the main actors to…

Life

A team of astronauts are terrorised by an alien life form discovered on Mars in Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi horror Life. Before I get started, there are a number of reports floating around the internet that this film could be a backdoor prequel to a solo film featuring Spider-Man villain Venom. To help manage your expectations…

Criminal

Ariel Vromen’s Criminal is a race against time as the memories of a murdered CIA operate are implanted into a death-row inmate in the hope that he will help complete a critical mission. The underlying story is actually needlessly complicated. There’s this whole narrative around CIA Operative Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) tracking down a hacker…

Deadpool

Tim Miller’s Deadpool brings the “Merc with the Mouth” to the big screen in a manner designed to make up for the butchering of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Every now and again something comes along that is made right with no obvious studio strings pulling the production in a particular direction. Throughout the…

Self/Less

Tarsem Singh’s Self/Less explores the idea of being able to switch bodies at the point of death and live your life all over again while questioning what the human cost of that might be. This film has a solid high concept science fiction idea that is rife for exploring and starts out pretty well. It…

On the Silver Screen – The Voices

Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices casts Ryan Reynolds as a mentally disturbed factory worker who takes things a little too far and causes the death of women that he works with. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Ryan Reynolds in anything but I’ve always found him to be a really engaging leading man who seems…