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…

Kong: Skull Island

The recently Christened Monsterverse delivers its second entry with Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island which marks the return of the iconic giant ape last seen in Peter Jackson’s 2005 film King Kong. I wasn’t a fan of Godzilla. Despite its beautiful cinematography and exciting monster fight sequences the general experience was a dud so I…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

It seems to be a common held belief that, of late, Tim Burton has lost his mojo somewhat, and become a bit of a parody of himself. Many would place the blame for this at the feet of such films as Charlie and the Chocolate factory, and Dark Shadows, where he has lent very heavily…

The Legend of Tarzan

David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan brings back the most adapted character in history for a new adventure. The twist with this one is that it’s set after the Tarzan stories have already happened so it seems to want to do its own thing. Think Hook but with more Apes. It’s a good idea. Most…

The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film is also his second western and by his own admission, we can expect at least one more. To say that is an exciting prospect after The Hateful Eight would be a major understatement. The film opens on snow covered, western landscapes that would feel at home in any John Ford epic….

Big Game

Jalmari Helander’s Big Game stars Samuel L. Jackson as the president of the United States who has been shot down en route to a conference and has to survive in a Finnish forest with the help of young Oskari (Onni Tommila). Low budget action movies tend to be a bit of a risk to watch…

Avengers: Age of Ultron

So, it’s finally here. Joss Whedon’s eagerly anticipated follow up to the hugely successful The Avengers -or Avengers Assemble if you live in certain places- finally lands on cinema screens in the form of Avengers: Age of Ultron. This film has big shoes to fill given the success of the first one and the innate…

Marvel Ranking

With the upcoming release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring and attempt my own Marvel Ranking. Below you’ll find my list of the Marvel movies in order of quality from worst to best. It’s something that a lot of websites do so I thought it’d be…

On the Silver Screen – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service is a stylish and quirky take on the spy genre based on the comic book The Secret Service created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar from the wonderfully insane mind that brought us Kick Ass. Taron Egerton plays street kid Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin who is recruited by Colin Firth’s Harry Hart/Galahad to join…