Trailer Alert – The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

Plot – The plot is unknown, though it is set in an American maximum security prison in the middle of the desert.

Release Date: Non set for UK

Highlight of the Trailer: The finished product.

What Looks Good? It will please certain horror fans.

What Looks Bad? The acting, you have Bree Olsen do you really think we will get something good?

Summary: This looks like it will be a solid finishes to the franchise but really will end up only please the right audience.

Questions:

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 60%

My Guess Rating – 70%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

John Wick (2014)

logoDirector: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch

Writer: Derek Kolstad (Screenplay)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki, Omer Barnea, Toby Leonard Moore, Daniel Bernhardt, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane

 

Plot: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Hard Hitting Action Thriller

 

Story: John Wick starts by introducing us to an injured John Wick (Reeves) as he watches videos of his wife Helen (Moynahan) before flashing back to flashbacks of her dying in hospital. John’s old friend Marcus (Dafoe) shows up make sure his old friend is doing ok through his difficult time even with Marcus questioning his appearance. John gets one final gift from his wife to help him continue to love, a puppy called Daisy.

John quiet life is shattered when a group of men including Iosef Tarasov (Allen) son of Viggo (Nyqvist) break into his house to steal his car only to leave him in a bloody mess and Daisy dead. The men take the car to the best man to change car details Aurelio (Leguizamo) who refuses to help because he knows who the car belongs to. Viggo is furious and knows what will come his way because of his son’s action before filling us in on just what John once was ‘The Boogeyman’, the deadliest assassin to work for Viggo who got even the impossible jobs done.

John suits up once more, ready to take out everyone who gets in his way or points a gun in his direction. We know now that John is going to create a huge body count and simply take no prisoners as he takes out his frustration once and for all. John must not just worry about Tarasov’s men as Viggo puts a bounty out on his head with all his known assassins going after John.

John Wick gets put into the revenge category of action thriller and easily follows the tried and tested formula. We always seem to get lonely character who seems like they have lost everything get the finally part of their life taken away by someone who doesn’t know what they are getting themselves into. We get the traditional idea that this victim is actually a deadly assassin who will get revenge and the villain literally won’t stand a chance. The idea works and is told at a very good pace with a few laughs in situation you wouldn’t expect them including a personal hotel for assassins. I think because we have had a lot of lazy versions of this story this one comes off very well and is enjoyable form start to finish. (8/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Keanu Reeves: John Wick is a former assassin that managed to get any job done, he is out of the game but when his wife dies he is left a puppy. Things continue to go badly for John when a son of a former associate breaks into his house killing his puppy and stealing his car. John sets out on a one man revenge mission against everyone involved. Keanu does a good job in this lead role especially when he usually get heavily criticised for his roles. (7/10)

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Michael Nyqvist: Viggo Tarasov is the crime boss who has to protect his son from John Wick and by doing so he puts a bounty out on his head. Michael does make for a good but generic villain for this type of film. (7/10)

 

Alfie Allen: Iosef Tarasov is the son of Viggo who is always out to try and prove himself but his latest idea leaves the whole criminal empire his father created in danger. Alfie makes for a good cocky arrogant son of a gangster. (7/10)

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Willem Dafoe: Marcus is a fellow assassin and friend to John, who gets hired to take him out, only Marcus decides to play guardian angel getting involved just when John needs him. Willem does a good job in the supporting role keeping his character filled with mystery for the most part. (7/10)

 

Support Cast: John Wick has a supporting cast that includes the people that help John and the people that get in John’s way each one of them makes the body count build up.

 

Director Review: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch – This is a well-directed thriller that keeps coming at you until the very end. (8/10)

 

Action: John Wick is filled with gun battles with absolutely brutal head shots from Wick on every single one. (9/10)

Thriller: John Wick keeps you watching until the very end waiting to see who will be John’s next victim. (8/10)

Settings: John Wick keeps the settings very traditional to the idea of being in the criminal underworld. (7/10)
Special Effects
: John Wick uses good effects to show how brutal the head shots are with every single John Wick kill. (8/10)

Suggestion: John Wick is one for all the action fans to enjoy, it never lets up so you will enjoy this one. (Action Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: John Wick’s kills.

Worst Part: Being picky the villains are all generic.

Action Scene Of The Film: Night club scene.

Kill Of The Film: The assassins unite against one that turns.

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Could have one and is meant to be part of a trilogy.

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Taken

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $43 Million

Budget: $20 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 41 Minutes

Tagline: Don’t Set Him Off!

Trivia: Director Chad Stahelski was Keanu Reeves’ stunt double in The Matrix movies.

 

Overall: John Wick is a pure hard hitting action film that never lets you take a breath.

Rating 80

Top 5 Favourite Dennis Quaid Roles

Today marks Dennis Quaid’s birthday he has two Golden Globe nominations to his name as well as 78 credits to his name with his first role in 1975, so over the 40 year career I have a lot of choices to pick my favourite performances through his career but the problem is I have only seen the more recent work and there is a lot of films I have yet to see.

5. Thomas Barnes – Vantage Point (2008)vatage

This was a film that got a lot of different opinions but I enjoyed the fact we got to see everything from different vantage points one of which was Thomas’.

4. Frank Sullivan – Frequency (1998)frequency

This film is one that really gives us the moral questions, we have a father who gets murdered but 30 years later his son starts talking to him over a radio leaving the son with the decision to try and stop the murder.

3. Payton – Pandorum (2009)pandorum

I am aware that this isn’t the most popular film, but for some reason I really enjoy this one and Payton is a character who is trapped trying to fix the craft while dealing with his own sanity.

2. Frank Towns – Flight of the Phoenix (2004)pheonix

Frank is the pilot of the stranded plane in the desert where he has to keep the people safe while taking instructions from a mysterious man while fighting off the desert people. This remake does get criticised but as I have never seen the original making this a good action film to me.

1. Jack Hall – The Day After Tomorrow (2004)day

Jack sees the world changing and has to get the world out but when his son gets trapped in New York he has to plan an expedition through the snow cover America to save his son.

Trailer Alert – From The Dark

Plot – A couple on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night.

Release Date:  Non set for UK

Highlight of the Trailer: Not giving away what the creature is.

What Looks Good? The opening scene of the trailer gives us great mystery.

What Looks Bad? A lot of the scares look like they are in the trailer.

Summary: I think this looks like a very interesting horror film filled with plenty of scares, but I hope it isn’t just a long build and only a quick scare near the end.

Questions:

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 70%

My Guess Rating – 60%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

Trailer Alert – Survivor

Plot – A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set in New York, but is forced to go on the run after she is framed for crimes she didn’t commit.

Release Date: 5 June 2015

Stars: Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan

What Looks Good? Bond versus Alice

What Looks Bad? It could be very repetitive action.

Summary: I feel this will be a very good cat and mouse like action film with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Questions:

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 70%

My Guess Rating – 70%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No