Tag Archives: Action

Bone Tomahawk (2015) – Review

An elderly Sheriff, along with his deputy, acquire a posse to hunt down and rescue their own town’s people after a group of cannibalistic “Troglodytes” cause chaos in Bright Hope and capture innocent citizens along the way. One of those captured was the wife of a local rancher, who consequently joins the gang on the hunt for revenge, despite a heavily injured leg. Enlisting with the trio is also an experienced, and equally as confident, gunslinger who felt partially responsible for the events that took place in the town. An at times entertaining thrill ride that takes a different approach to modern day westerns.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The Last Days of American Crime (2020) – Review

Sometime in the near future, the American government plan to send out a signal that will make it virtually impossible for any citizen to commit an unlawful crime – consequently, a small team form and plan to execute one final heist before the signal takes effect. On a whole, a movie with a pretty interesting and unique premise, but not one that materialised into anything worthy of a repeat viewing or recommendation.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Tomb Raider (2018) – Review

When Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) suddenly vanishes, Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the daughter of the British explorer, becomes determined to unearth the truth behind the adventurer’s strange disappearance. Pushing herself beyond her limits and armed with clues, she manages to discover the island her father was last seen on and does all she can to find answers from those responsible. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the video games or previous films that have been made.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Mile 22 (2018) – Review

In South East Asia, a man mysteriously turns up to the US Embassy offering top secret information that could benefit the United States. Consequently, a team of elite American intelligence officers headed by James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) are tasked with getting the man out of the city alive so that he can be extradited to the states. The journey may be short (22 miles) but it’s incredible dangerous as the American officers find out. A thoroughly enjoyable Hollywood blockbuster that seemingly sets itself up for a second movie sometime in the near future.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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District 9 (2009) – Review

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, violence stems after an alien race are forced to live within the slums of the country, before the government begin to plot their removal from the area known as District 9. The race, named “Prawns”, have been on Earth for almost thirty years but now their initial welcome by humans has disappeared. The man overseeing the removal operation, Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), finds himself exposed to an unusual chemical that ironically forces him to rely on the assistance of two “Prawns” to save him. A really bizarre but at the same time equally as interesting flick that’s currently on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Extraction (2020) – Review

When a fearless mercenary called Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) and the crew supporting him decide to embark on one of the deadliest extraction operations of their careers, they quickly find out that there is much more to the mission than just rescuing the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international kingpin. When things start to get complicated, bodies start falling and moral decisions must be made. A really well-made action movie from Netflix with an incredible high tempo throughout.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) – Review

Rupert Friend stars as Agent 47, an international hitman, identifiable only by the barcode tattoo on the back of his head that was given to him as a child. Engineered as an almost unstoppable and emotionless killing machine, Agent 47 is tasked with confronting and eliminating the leader of a syndicate that is trying to unlock the secrets behind Agent 47’s powers to harness and create a similar kind of assassin. Not exactly the Hitman some loyal fans know and love but it’s not the worst feature film on Netflix right now.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Polar (2019) – Review

A surprisingly action-packed movie that follows a talented, yet haunted hitman, who is nearing his retirement date and ready to collect a pension pay-out from the company he has been employed with. Unbeknown to him, he must fend off the same companies attempts to end his life, thus cancelling the pension pay-out he is expecting. In my opinion, one of the best films of 2019, but in the opinion of others, Polar is considered just a cheap and nasty John Wick rip-off. It’s worth noting that this movie is based on the Dark Horse Comics of the same name (Polar) with Mads Mikkelsen adopting the role of Duncan Vizla – the hitman.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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