Tag: action and adventure

Godzilla (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Godzilla (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Cinema’s legendary large lizard is back trampling over the escapist dreams and desires of those humans that dare to stand in the way of the mighty Godzilla. In fact, this latest reboot of the popularised classic movie monster promises its share of colourful carnage and familiar nostalgia that moviegoers may want to associate with the raucous reptile. […]

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300: Rise Of An Empire (film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
300: Rise Of An Empire (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Ask for a pointless and testosterone-driven banal bloodbath and you shall receive…at least the monotonous and myopic ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ is satisfying in that respect. Fanboys worldwide may cry foul when detesting the so-called insufferable and humorless movie reviewers that dare to tear into this ancient carnage caper that looks to continue stroking the favorable […]

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RoboCop (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
RoboCop (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The late 1980s was an ideal time for Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven’s original sci-fi techno-crime thriller ‘Robocop’ to make its presence known in the cynical age of Reagan-era law enforcement protocol. As a cheesy escapist flick that expressed satirical commentary about the dark and dysfunctional state of authoritative Big Brother-type politics in crime and punishment, Verhoeven’s 1987 […]

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Vampire Academy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vampire Academy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The giddy vampire vixens showcased in director Mark Waters’s horror fantasy ‘Vampire Academy’ do not seem to have any considerable choppers while sinking their fangs into this tepid teen tart suspense piece. The impish promotional tagline for the film’s motto is ‘they suck at school’ which devilishly registers. Unfortunately, ‘Vampire Academy’ sucks beyond its bloody walls of academia as […]

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After The Dark (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 7, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
After The Dark (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The ambitious juggling act that is writer-director John Huddles’s ‘After The Dark’ is somewhat of a challenging one courtesy of its revolving themes. After all, the task of rendering a teen-oriented philosophical fantasy about the hypothetical premise of contemplating apocalyptic survivalist skills in an academic exotic setting is not exactly what one would call aimless juvenile-induced entertainment. […]

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

The late Tom Clancy’s literary works chronicling the dynamic adventures of his beloved spy-hero Jack Ryan certainly has been decent espionage escapism for diehard fans of the big screen adaptations throughout the years. Any Clancy enthusiast can readily name the previous Jack Ryan vehicles off the cuff that include the ditties ‘The Hunt For Red October’, […]

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The Legend Of Hercules (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Legend Of Hercules (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Greek mythology’s famous strongman ironically fails to bust out of director Renny Harlin’s weak-kneed and corroded costume drama ‘The Legend Of Hercules’, a relentlessly cheesy and boisterous action B-movie where the Mighty One flexes his monotonous muscles to no avail. This rather strained and clichéd swords-and-sandals saga does manage to pile on the silly-minded sauciness […]

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47 Ronin (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
47 Ronin (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Okay folks…here is the riddle of the moment: what do you get when an expressionless Keanu Reeves moping around in a tedious and stiff-minded Hollywood-made Japanese actioner period piece featuring avenging samurai warriors out for retaliatory blood? The answer: nothing much. Sure, the riddle may not be as clever or intriguing as expected but it […]

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Ender’s Game by Frank Ochieng (film review).

November 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ender’s Game by Frank Ochieng (film review).

Filmmaker Gavin Hood’s ‘Ender’s Game’ is an inquisitive sci-fi actioner that skillfully caters to the kiddie crowd while asking some mighty adult-oriented philosophical questions about the morality of war and the questionable boundaries of survival. Hood’s glossy space-aged drama for the adventurous junior set can be deemed as being presented more ambitious for the juvenile […]

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Star Trek Into Darkness (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Into Darkness (film review by Frank Ochieng).

In 2009, director J.J. Abrams revitalized the theatrical ‘Star Trek’ franchise by instilling a distinctive and decorative charge that provided avid Trekkie enthusiasts with a renewed sense of adventure and action. In predictably borrowing, the overused legendary phrase ‘to boldly go where no man has gone before’, Abrams skillfully did just that gesture but with […]

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