Once the film really gets going, the spectacles are a sight to see. The choreography is as good as you’d imagine, with inventive fighting scenes featuring a creative new weapon that allows for some really engaging sequences.
With three feature films to his credit, Neill Blomkamp has proven to have a distinct visual style and a flare for science fiction stories that, while told in futuristic settings, draw a lot of parallels to our world and our time.
Everything here is just about as on-point as it can get. The score amplifies the insane action, the shot selection and editing work hand-in-hand and for something that focuses so heavily on fighting, there is some really solid cinematography to observe as well.
I really like Blomkamp’s style of filmmaking. It’s visceral, engaging and meaningful, especially considering his genge preoccupations. I hope his next film has a bit more focus, so it can shine as brightly as his debut.
This is the car chase that produced countless loving imitations. It’s a thrilling sequence that holds up amazingly well fifty years after it’s release.
Overall, this was a riot of a bloodbath and I, like many others, hope to see more from the franchise, so long as they can keep the same sense of execution.
The final set piece borders on the absurd but in the best of ways, giving way to an absolutely beautiful final shot that will stick with me for a long time.
While this didn’t quite hit the level of Deepwater Horizon or Patriot’s Day for me, it was still a very solid effort with some great cast work and riveting suspense.
There are no cheap thrills, just a harrowing sense of realism and relentless tension running throughout the bombing, aftermath and ensuing manhunt.
Perhaps with a much better script, it wouldn’t have felt like watching a downgraded version of Ready Player One.
Berg delivers possibly his best film in a decade, producing something that has elements of a slow burn and a harrowing action adventure tale at the same time.
Aquaman is over the top, a bit long, and loads of fun. It focuses on the things it does well and turns up the volume loud enough to mask its deficiencies and leave the audience satisfied.
Cold Pursuit is a revenge thriller with an insurmountable sense of fun amidst the bloodletting, which makes for something that is memorable in more than one area.
You know those movies that aren’t very good, and yet…they are undeniably awesome? For me, this was exactly that type of movie.
Once again, the set pieces are off the charts, nearing the pinnacle of being hard to top if your name isn’t Mission: Impossible.