Tag: action adventure

Welcome To The Punch (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Welcome To The Punch (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Writer-director Eran Creevy (‘Shifty’) delivers an edgy yet disjointed British crime drama in the convoluted ‘Welcome To The Punch’. Although sporting an inspired and catchy movie title, Creevy’s high-octane crime caper feels relentlessly recycled as yet another labored and lumbering gangster flick that dines on fueled gunplay but wallows in empty-minded gumption. No doubt that […]

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Okay…so one realises that the acquired taste for the turgid testosterone-driven ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ is not quite sophisticated for the cash crowd on Wall Street. In actuality, it may be deemed intellectually inferior to the impressionable minds in the kiddie-coated neighborhood at ‘Sesame Street’. Be that as it may, ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ is back with […]

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Jack the Giant Slayer (film review) (Frank’s Take).

March 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jack the Giant Slayer (film review) (Frank’s Take).

Fee…Fi…Foe…Fum…I detect an unfavorable critique from the blood of a disenchanted American movie critic! What do you know…some giants are rather perceptive after all, huh? Well, perception is not necessarily on the radar for director Bryan Singer’s bloated bedtime blockbuster ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’, a colourful clunker set to the fairy tale flourishes of arbitrary […]

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The Impossible film review (Frank’s Take).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Impossible film review (Frank’s Take).

The genre of the disaster film has always maintained a sense of destructive visual surrealism, penetrating action sequences, roguish intrigue and the occasional investment of emotional solace. Some of these kinds of wreckage movies manage to instill elements of camp, carousing sentiment and the excess of cautionary fate as well. Still, the cinematic aura of […]

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Red Dawn film review (Frank’s take).

November 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Red Dawn film review (Frank’s take).

This is just what the cinema world was really clamoring for at this moment…a pointless and protrusive generic action war movie update based on a mildly serviceable mid-80’s military yarn from yesteryear. At least movie audiences got a kick out of 1984’s ‘Red Dawn’ that had some reasonable jingoistic kitsch to go along with its […]

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Skyfall – Frank’s take (film review).

November 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Skyfall – Frank’s take (film review).

As the cinema world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the badass British superspy known internationally as Agent 007, craggily-faced Daniel Craig achieves a milestone of his own as the high-octane ‘Skyfall’ marks the third film in which he walks in the adventurous shoes of the dangerous and debonair James Bond. After Craig’s dapper topsy-turvy turns […]

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Alex Cross – Frank’s take (film review)

October 23, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Alex Cross – Frank’s take (film review)

The good news is that Tyler Perry has temporarily exchanged his trademark frumpy ‘Madea’ gowns for masculine guns in his latest trite conventional crime caper ‘Alex Cross’. However, the bad news is that Perry’s cinematic transition from garrulous cross-dresser to Cross crime-stopper is met with less than a marginal reception. Sure, many critics have criticised […]

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Taken 2, film review (Frank’s Take).

October 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Taken 2, film review (Frank’s Take).

Liam Neeson is out for blood yet again in the sequel ‘Taken 2′, a frenzied follow-up to the original 2008 spy actioner that starred the stoic Oscar-nominated actor. Neeson reprises his role as ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills whose entanglement with the bad guys goes through the chaotic motions in tedious, exaggerated fashion. Prolonged and strained, […]

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Solomon Kane film review (Frank’s Take).

October 1, 2012 | By More
Solomon Kane film review (Frank’s Take).

Writer-director Michael J. Bassett’s brooding and bloated fantasy adventure ‘Solomon Kane’ is rather ambitious in its fire-and-brimstone presentation. The bone-crushing and blood-splattering spectacle is indeed committed to its rousing showcase pertaining to a fearless warrior, wicked sorcerers, curvaceous harlots, revolving thrones, discarded bodies and relentlessly murky battles — all set in the background of Merry […]

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Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

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Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

The forgettable 1995 film ‘Judge Dredd’ (or as a majority of film critics and fans deemed it Judge Dread-ful) starring Sylvester Stallone was a flat and disjointed sci-fi spectacle that got a tepid treatment from the clueless handlers in Hollywood. Cheapened and hokey, ‘Judge Dredd’ was barely a footnote at the box office some seventeen […]

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