Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

faast 6Director: Justin Lin

Writer: Chris Morgan (Screenplay)

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gabot, Ludacris, Luke Evans, Elsa Patasky, Gina Carano

 

Story: When Hobbs (Johnson) is struggling to stop a ruthless criminal mastermind led by Shaw (Evans), he turns to Dom (Diesel) with a chance to get a full pardon on all crimes committed. His piece of bait is Letty (Rodriguez) still being alive. Dom brings the team back for an adventure all over Europe.

 

Verdict

 

Action: A full-blown action film once an action scene starts it draws you in and will leave you in amazement. (10/10)

 

Thriller: edge of your seat chase keeps you completely entertained through out. (10/10)

 

Sound: Great sound effects all the way through, lots of fancy engine sounds. (10/10)

 

Settings: London was a great location choice with its tight streets adding to the suspense of the chases. (9/10)

 

Suggestion: Car junkies will simply have to see this and all action fan will be able to consider this one of the best out this year. (9/10)

 

Best Part: The tank chase

 

Worst Part: The story doesn’t require much thinking.

 

Star Performance: Luke Evans

Favourite Character: Roman Funny all the way through

 

Favourite Quote: Shaw ‘I can reach out and break you whenever I want’

 

Trivia: David Tennant was considered for the role of Shaw

 

Similar Too: Fast Five

 

Overall: A thrill ride that will leave you wanting more and more, the best in the franchise which just seems to get better and better. Very much Ocean’s Eleven on wheels this is a major contender for action film of the year and shows that Dwayne and Vin can hold their own in action films. An end credits scene which opens the door to an even bigger film next time out. Sit back and enjoy.

 

Rating 97%

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

star trek into darknessDirector: J.J. Abrams

Writer: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof (Screenplay)

Gene Roddenberry (Characters)

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Annton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke

 

Story: Kirk (Pine) returns along with his crew to take on a smilingly unstoppable man John Harrison (Cumberbatch). Harrison starts a war against star fleet but can Kirk stop a terror from within before it is too late?

 

Verdict

 

Action: From the opening chase sequences to the in space classic Star Trek battle scene. Fills all the check boxes in action pack sci-fi (10/10)

 

Sci-Fi: Everything a Star trek fan will want and plenty to keep a casual sci-fi interested without full blown ‘geeking’ it out. (10/10)

 

Special Effects: top draw special effects all round (10/10)

 

Settings: Teasing the inclusion of the kligons and one of their home worlds is a very good touch. (9/10)

 

Suggestion: A top draw sci-fi film that continues a franchise and can easily draw in a casual viewer. (9/10)

 

Best Part: The build to the final battle plays out brilliantly

 

Worst Part: Lens flares

 

Star Performance: Zachary Quinto

Favourite Character: Bones

 

Poor Performance:  Alice Eve (not so much her fault just a needless character)

 

Least Favourite Character: Carol

 

Favourite Quote: John Harrison ‘You think your world is safe? It is an illusion, a comforting lie told to protect you, enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned to have my vengeance, so shall we begin?’

 

Overall: A blockbuster that will leave you out of breath, The film is full of everything you would like in a action sci-fi film and adding in Bones one liners to lighten the mood adds a lot. The big reveal of the villain was one of the worst kept secrets in the build, but doesn’t need to be in their in all fairness as Harrison being an unknown makes him come off extra evil. In the end just cause Star Trek is classed a geek or nerd followed film tv show J.J Abrams has turned into a more main stream film that should be enjoyed by all.

 

Rating 90%

The Devil’s Business (2011)

the-devils-business-Director: Sean Hogan

Writer: Sean Hogan (Screenplay)

Starring: Billy Clarke, Jack Gordon, Jonathan Hansler, Harry Miller

 

Story: Two hit men the experienced Pinner (Clarke) and rookie Cully (Gordon) are sent by their boss Bruno (Miller) to take care of Kist (Hansler). The night starts routine but soon takes a turn as they find out that Kist is involved in the occult, can the men complete the job?

 

Verdict

 

Horror: very well played out suspenseful horror leaving almost everything off camera. (9/10)

 

Thriller: You know the job and the twist keeps you on the edge of your seat through out. (9/10)

 

Sound: good off screen sound effects leaving everything in your own mind (8/10)

 

Settings: Basic creepy house, with large over grown garden works great for the genre (9/10)

 

Suggestion: I would suggest watching this its short and sweet (9/10)

 

Best Part: When Pinner is telling Cully a story with a complete emotionless facial expression.

 

Worst Part: Bit short but that works well as it doesn’t take the edge of the seat side of the film away.

 

Star Performance Billy Clarke

 

Favourite Character Pinner

 

Similar Too: Kill List

 

Overall: A very effect thriller using very little to create an overall great atmosphere, that both leads carry your attention. The sudden jumps in the story keep you wanting to watch to see what the final outcome will be. A short thriller which can keep you at the edge of your seat without having to using a big name actor or over the top special effects.

 

Rating 84%