Stargate

Stargate is a giant in the science fiction world and lead to several spin off shows on TV. Is the praise the film receives deserved? I think the answer is yes.  The acting is great for the most part. The plot is great and at times feels like a UFO theorist dream, but that is what makes it amazing is out outlandish and over the top it is. The most surprising factor to me was the special effects I was expecting poor animation and instead was greeted by a visually…

Way Of The Dragon

Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris star in this kung-fu gem. Honestly just watching Chuck Norris fight Bruce Lee is the best part of the film. The rest of the film really felt like filler. While it was partially comical most of it was boring or lackluster. The only reason I kept watching the film was to see the aforementioned fight. If you are looking for a film that is good in the background and doesn’t require dedicated focus Way of the Dragon is a good film for it. Bottom Line…

The Admiral

This Netherland film about one of its greatest naval heroes Michiel de Ruyter is fantastic. Special effects in the film is great and helped immerse me into the movie. The acting was incredible and the plot gave the characters depth. That made every scene in the film exciting. They also paid close attention to the little details like having people in the background using fire to bend the wood for the ship making. The Admiral did a great job keeping me hooked from the dramatic moments to the fast paced…

Spectral

Honestly I have to say I really didn’t have high hopes for a Netflix Original sci-fi film. However I was actually amazed by this film. The plot is solid, there is some great depth to the characters and I found myself getting pulled into the film and caring for the characters. What really sold me on this film was the special effects of the film. I was expecting some made for TV film, but they were great. It really helped push this film into a great film not just another…

Good Guys Wear Black

While the title probably doesn’t sound much like a Chuck Norris action flick Good Guys Wear Black is a great and over the top action movie. The start of the film is rather confusing but it does get better and makes more sense as the plot develops. There are several great action scenes and plot devices that make the film standup through time. There are a few surprises along the way which I was not expecting and it made the film. If you’re looking for a crazy and interesting action…

American Ninja

American Ninja is a crazy 1980’s action film. The film itself is rather ridiculous and if you couldn’t tell by now it’s not a great film. However, there are several scenes and actions that makes it terribly great. The film might have been a serious film when it was created but it’s so over the top and absurd. I’m not saying that is a bad thing, but rather it really makes the film great to watch and have a laugh. The main character “Joe” (Michael Dudikoff) has about 20 lines…

The Core

The Core is one of those disaster movies where most of the film relies on special effects and CG to make it good. While at the time of the films release the special effects would be amazing however now it severely hampers its longevity. Even now the film is dated and painful to get through. The acting is both a mix of terrible and great causing significant lulls which are hard to power through the film. Another issue is the technology is fairly outdated making the film feel older than…

Wrath Of The Vajra

I found this film because Hastings was closing. It was on sale for 70 cents and didn’t have high expectations for this film, but I picked it up anyway. However the film was surprising good. The action scenes were amazing and it is a great film to just zone out to and be entertained. For someone who doesn’t always watch action movies it is a great change of pace. The most interesting part of the film for me was the actual history behind the plot and what really did happen…

Sanctum

Sanctum is an a mixed genre film including action, drama, and disaster film. This film has a very cliche and predictable plot. The acting is widely varied from good to bad not just from one actor to the next but scene to scene for the actor. While the film is meant to keep you on the edge of your seat there are several scenes that are feel really implausible, not improbable, that causes the viewer to question the plot of the film. Overall it is a decent film for a…

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

This adaptation of the Jules Verne book is not only classic, but also has many comical elements to it. If you’re looking for state of the art special effects this film isn’t for you. The monsters and molten lava are laughable now. The acting is funny and somewhat cheesy. That being said it definitely has real merit and decent pacing that can keep the viewer engaged. This is a great B grade science fiction film and a great film to watch when you want something a little more light hearted….