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….

Guardians Of The Galaxy

One of the many Marvel releases that came out it is easy to look over Guardians Of The Galaxy with the other bigger box office hits. The truth is that it far outshines many of the other Marvel films. It has a bit of everything for everyone. The action scenes are well executed and makes the viewer sit on the edge of their seat. The characters really come to life and makes the viewer connect strongly with them. This is due to a beautifully constructed plot that provides great pacing…

Tokyo Gore Police

Where to start with this crazy film. Well imagine combining a futuristic society with Power Rangers and crazy Japanese action scenes, even that doesn’t do it justice. From start to finish I sat there questioning why I was watching this film. Yet it’s so badly good you can’t take your eyes off it. The plot is extremely convoluted and to be honest it isn’t the reason to watch the film. There is so much blood that it can only be described by combining ever single gore movie in American cinema…

Yojimbo

Yojimbo is one of the great films from director Akira Kurosawa. If you are a fan of westerns then you probably know the remake of this film A Fistful Of Dollars. Kurosawa shows why he influenced so many other directors because every scene in this film a joy to watch and makes the viewer know that they are watching is special. Based in the day of the samurai Yojimbo portrays a drifting samurai and the conflict between two warning factions. The plot blends the perfect amount of drama, action, and…

X-Men Origins Wolverine

While I’m a huge fan of anything Marvel and usually a lover of their films, X-Men Origins: Wolverine was definitely a flop. The idea of spinning off origin stories from the success of the other X-Men films was a good idea. However the execution was terrible, several of the fight scenes were forced and cheesy. It made the movie drag because the plot wasn’t stellar either. The emotional investment into the characters the viewer feels is nonexistent. Don’t get me wrong finally seeing Deadpool and Gambit in a film was…

Watchmen

Watchmen is based off of an Alan Moore graphic novel just like V for Vendetta. The acting, cinematography, music, special effects, and action scenes are truly fantastic. It is one of the best superhero film in this category. The only issue I have with Watchmen is the plot. As the cornerstone of the movie it falls short. The flow is choppy and makes the movie very hard to get into. This is coupled with a gratuitous amount of sex scenes for no real reason. The comedy scenes are rather funny,…

V For Vendetta

Based on the graphic novel of the same title V For Vendetta takes place in a dystopian society. At some points this movie is truly amazing and does justice to the graphic novel, but at others I really feel like it falls short. This film is in that gray zone of liking the film but at the same time not loving it. I feel that this has nothing to do with acting, nor the cinematography of the film, more over that the flow in the plot felt off. This film…

The Italian Job (1969)

The Italian Job is one of the most interesting films I’ve seen. Part amazing (due to Micheal Caine) and part weird (due to Benny Hill) this film just can’t make up it’s mind on what it should be. While I truly like this film I will warn you that there are several scenes that will date this movie. The only thing that I don’t like about The Italian Job is the main song throughout the film is super annoying and it will get stuck in your head. If you’re looking…