The Rock (1996) – A Hall of Fame Quick Capsule Review

The Rock (1996) – A Hall of Fame Quick Capsule Review

Hall of Fame Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Oddly I wasn’t a fan of The Rock when I first saw it. But twenty years later (yes really) I’m truly amazing just how much this film blew me away.  It’s by far the best Michael Bay film (with Bad Boys a close second) with a killer performance by both Connery and Cage and for sure it’s one of the best action films of the 90’s… which is some praise if you look at a decade full of great action films.  From the car chase to the initial arrival on Alcatraz, from the Indiana Jones styled mine cart escape to Cage’s OTT venting it’s just a joy.  The Rock is essential and a welcome addition to the Hall of Fame.

Best Bit: Car Chase

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Bad Boys, Armageddon, Transformers 

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Transformers The Last Knight – A Quick Capsule Review

Transformers The Last Knight – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
There was a moment, just briefly, that I started to convince myself during the near epic runtime of Transformers The Last Knight that it wasn’t actually the worst Transformers film I’d seen.  Yes a low bar granted but still… small things.   After all it lacked the now (in)famous Michael Bay voyeurism that has haunted the previous instalments.  It also didn’t stop the film to have a near 10 minutes dedicated to justifying statuary rape.  You know it was at least a LITTLE bit better.  But then… then after over an hour and a half of mind numbering action, a story that makes so little sense I could have been written in Korean and visuals so dull and relentless that a bout of Chinese water torture would have been preferable I realised that no, actually, this was just as bad as the previous 3 instalments.    Just without the underage sex and horrid gynaecological shots of Megan Fox/Rosie Huntington Whatever/Other girl’s rear ends.   Okay so in hindsight I THINK Fifty Shades still edges it for worst film of the year but man if you want to see what $300 million USD of pure tedium looks like then The Last Knight is your bag.  But don’t.  PLEASE.   I watched this so you don’t have to.  There is nothing for you here.  Nothing.  Oh YOU STILL want to ignore my warnings? Well Marky Mark made over $60 million USD for this.  There you go. See.  NOTHING. Enjoy your day at the park.

Best Bit: SIR Anthony Hopkins slums in for money.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Burn.  Burn any copies of this film you can.

If You Liked this Try: Waterboarding

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Author: Phil Hobden

Grosse Point Geek – Transformers The Last Knight

Grosse Point Geek – Transformers The Last Knight

A Blog Grosse Point Geek

To be honest folks i cant be bothered to give much of a plot summary on this film  – however if memory serves it involved something to do with an ancient staff of ultimate power being gifted to King Arthur by dark age Transformers, we then fast forward a few thousand years and for whatever reason Mark Wahlberg has got to stop Megatron and Optimus Prime getting their hands on it before the Earth is destroyed. There were also alot of things that went bang and some robots fought each other – the end.

 

Any self respecting film geek will always have a top ten list of the best films he has ever seen, opposingly, he will also have a top ten worst list…………i have the dubious honour that mine features five films directed by Michael Bay – Pain and Gain (a crass, unfunny, morally bankrupt monstrosity) and the last four Transformers sequels (which includes the film that is subject of this review).

 

As you may have guessed , i am not a fan of Michael Bay’s work – however this was not always the case – I really liked the first Transformers entry, Bad Boys was good fun (although i hated the sequel) Armageddon is daft but gloriously entertaining and The Rock remains to this day to be one of the best action films of the 90’s.  However,  despite all this good work  everything else he has directed has ranged from being mind blowingly offensive (the aforementioned Pain and Gain), a blatant rip off (The Island is nothing more than a copy of the Matrix) laughably awful (PearlHarbor features THE worst dialogue in movie history)  or simply overblown, badly made, boring and totally bereft of plot (all the Transformers sequels).

 

Unfortunately and completely predictably – so it is again with this, his latest effort – the fifth entry in the never ending Transformers franchise-a and putting it mildly there is absolutely nothing good i can say about it.

For a start  – the script is a painfully juvenile mess that sounds like it was written by a ten year old. Indeed so bad is the dialogue that at times I  genuinely struggled to believe i was actually watching a modern day film made by an established studio.

 

The story (such as it is) fails on every level to be even remotely engaging, and features characters which at best are nothing more than thinly drawn, personality deficient non entities who i didn’t care if they lived or died (died would have been better).

 

The performances from the cast (some by actual Oscar nominees no less) are also universally awful  – Anthony Hopkins completely embarrasses himself as an eccentric English Lord, the voice over actors (Peter Cullen, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi et al) are all staggeringly poor,  the usually reliable Stanley Tucci shows up in a an excruciating cameo as Merlin,  plus Walhberg just looks like he’s only there for the money and appears completely disengaged throughout.

 

 

Then there is the action sequences  – all of which fail on every level to raise even a modicum of excitement. Bay constantly throws in as many explosions, helicopters, guns and special effects as he can muster at any one time and simply hopes for the best – worst of all this was compounded by  a horribly downbeat music score which was used in almost every set piece – particularly the climactic last 20 minutes, which was so boringly dull and loud that it made my eyes and ears feel like they were having needles stuck in them.

 

Indeed it is a measure of how bad a job Bay has done, that not one action scene made any sense or appeared to have been shot with even an iota of imagination or flair. Coupled with this was the unfathomable decision to keep changing the aspect ratio throughout -on more than one occasion  the entire screen was filled – then it was completely reduced in size seconds later  – whether or not this was an accident or (more likely) a serious flaw in Bay’s dubious directing talents i’m afraid we shall never know.

 

What annoys me the most however, is the fact that this film had a budget of nearly a quarter of a billion dollars and yet managed to be so bad.  How does this happen? How does that much money buy such an appalling script? Or produce such poor performances from normally good actors? Or results in a film that has the temerity to call its itself a summer blockbuster yet turns out to be less entertaining than watching paint dry and more painful than a firm kick in the testicles.

 

Ask yourself this – how great would it have been if the studio had used that $250 mill to produce lots of smaller more independent projects that were directed by real filmmakers such as Edgar Wright, Sam Raimi, Neil Marshall or the Coen’s?  But no  – they gave it to Michael Bay – a one trick pony and a hack, who’s only legacy will be that he succeeded in making films that served no purpose other than to sell tonnes of overpriced merchandise, make rich men richer, and were nothing more than plotless, pointless, torpor inducing piles of cinematic excrement that insulted, disrespected and ripped off their intended audiences.

 

You are probably wondering by now why on earth i even bothered to go and watch this crap  -indeed those who would defend Michael Bay’s work would argue that i don’t have to see his films if i don’t want to and to be fair, they would be right  – perhaps i just hoped that he would do a better job this time round and return to the promising form he displayed so well with The Rock or the first Transformers film, or maybe i just felt it was my solemn duty to the readers of this website to grit my teeth, suffer some pain, then write a review that when they read it may just save the poor saps from throwing their money away. Hopefully i have succeeded.

 

All I have left to say is this  – Michael Bay  -if you are reading this review -be aware that you have directed one of the worst, most catastrophically awful films in history, conned people into watching it,wasted millions of dollars that could have been better spent elsewhere  and flushed whatever talent you had straight down the toilet.  Shame on you and shame on your employers

 

Take note Mr Bay  – for whom the bell tolls – it tolls for thee sir.

(And yes that is ZERO Stars)

Author: Will Strong aka Grosse Point Geek

 

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #059 – Transformers: The Last Knight

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #059 – Transformers: The Last Knight

The Podcasts The Smoking Lamb Podcast

It’s The Smoking Lamb Movie Podcast. A weekly, no-holds-baa-aa-arred, and R-rated look at the world of movies.

On this episode: If you hate the Transformers series then this is the show for you! Mike and Josh crucify the latest film. And since we are at the half way point of the year, the team goes through their Top 5 Movies of 2017. To top it all off Josh debuts a brand new style to Address the Lamb.

Check it out and BLEAT THE WORLD and don’t forget to follow up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

#TheSmokingLamb #MoviePodcasts #Podcasts #FilmPodcast

 

Phil’s End Of Year Awards 2016

Phil’s End Of Year Awards 2016

Quick Review Year In Review

So 2016 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year.  So we’ve covered our best and our worst films of 2016, so before we look at the films coming up in 2016 here’s my ‘Alternative’ End of Year Awards for 2016…

 

The Most Entertainingly Bad Film Of The Year Award…
Gods Of Egypt

 

The best film to watch on a train as it makes it 100 times less shit Award…
Gods Of Egypt 


Surprise of The Year Award…
Low Budget films rule the roost!


Performance Of The Year Award…
Mark Kermode… for his oddly favourable reviews for his friends movies (see Jason Bourne)


Just Fuck Off and Die Award…

Michael Bay & the Transformers 5 trailer.


Least Deserving Commercial Bomb of The Year Award…
The Nice Guys

 

Come In Your time is Up Award…
Johnny Depp’s career (see Alice Through The Looking Glass & Yoga Hosers)

 

Trailer Of The Year Award…
Suicide Squad
Let Down of The Year Award…
Suicide Squad

 

It’s NOT the fact it has women in it, it’s just the fact it’s actually an average film Award…
Ghostbusters

 

The “Really? It takes some effort to fuck up this much” Award…
DC/Warner Brothers. How hard IS it to fuck up films with THESE characters?

 

Cameo of The Year Award…
Jesus (Ben Hur)

 

The Oscars only like REALLY famous dead people award for missing out other stars who died Award…
The Oscars for leaving out George Gaynes, Vanity, Gunnar Hanson & Rowdy Roddy Piper

 

The Proof That Award Shows Suck Award…
Sly Stallone, Creed, The Martian, Star Wars: The Force Awakens all missing out on awards

 

The Poof That Award Shows DONT Suck Award…
Ex Machina being awarded for Best Visual Effects


All reboots and remakes suck award and here’s the proof Award…
Point Break, Ghostbusters, Ben Hur

 

Okay so not ALL remakes & reboots suck Award…
Westworld. The Jungle Book.
Yup we just made it for the money award (aka The Sequels Suck Award…
Independence Day Resurgence, Jason Bourne, Now You See Me 2, Alice Through The Looking Glass

 

Films That SHOULD have been on my 2015 List’s but I Hadn’t Seen…
The Lady In The Van,  Straight Outta Compton, The Survivalist

 

Next time: Phil’s Look at 2016 and a look back at my 2017 predictions… 

Worst Film of 2014: Transformers Age Of Extinction

Worst Film of 2014: Transformers Age Of Extinction

Best & Worst Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Wow.  If you thought, like me, that Michael Bay and the Transformers franchise couldn’t get any worse that it’s dire third entry, think again.  Welcome to Transformers Age Of Extinction , a film that plunges new depths of shite.

The story? Well to be honest I have no idea.  It’s about things. And noise. And stuff.  None of which I cared about.

So… I guess you want to know just why is it so bad?  Well other than the obvious (it’s Michael Bay), TransNearFourHours is a film that manages to get almost every single thing it does wrong.   It’s a film where product placement (Victoria Secret, Bud Light etc, etc,etc) takes priority over, well, everything else , a film where Transformium (yes Transformium) manages to reduce the once very cool idea of Talking Robots in disguise to Midichlorian levels of dumb, a film where statuary rape justification and underage sex jokes are perfectly fine and a film where a near 3 hour run time (thats longer than Goodfellas for the record) seems to exist just to fit in more shots of near underage girls in short shorts, Marky Mark saying “Whoa”… a lot or visual artists spunking CGI on the screen. In years to come THIS will be what interrogation experts use to break terrorists.

It’s destruction porn once again as director (nay movie pornographer) Michael Bay delivers his raison d’être to seemingly both visually and audibly rape you for near 3 hours with a that film leaches from one boring CGI action scene to, well, another boring CGI action scene, where you can see so little because of its over editing and where so much is thrown at you, you end up becoming so numb that tooth extraction or minor surgery could well be done without any addition form of additional anaesthetic.  Yup, what you end up with (other than a headache, a numb arse, a near £15 hole in your wallet if you were mad enough to pay to see this and the sense of loosing 3 hours of your life you will never reclaim) is probably the worst film of 2014.  Yup worse than Legend Of Hercules AND Need for Speed.  Put together.

In fact we could have our No1 contender for worst film of the decade.

Is it all bad?  No.  Few things are.  For example it lacks the casual and quite disturbing racism of part 2 (or was it part 3?  Or do I even care?), neither Rosie Huntington-Pouty or Megan Fox’s sulky face turn up and in my book any film that doesn’t feature Shia LaDouche instantly makes it a step up on any film that does.  But that’s where the good news ends… with its shoddy performances, a script with first draft level dialogue and a story that manages to fuck up the coolest Transformer ever created (Yes Grimlock, not that he’s even named in the film or even gets to speak), all you end up with is $200+ million dollars of the most inept filmmaking ever seen on the big screen.  And considering Bay’s track record that’s quite some achievement.

Boring. Forgettable. Stupid. If it managed to be just one of those it would be ten times better.  No what we get is loud, amoeba smart and such a horrible experience that it will haunt me every time I shut my eyes.

Yet it’s made hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars in box office receipts and has a fifth film already green lit (thankfully one Bay has said he WONT direct) … so, hey, what the hell do I know.  Maybe I just don’t get it.  Because, hell, enough people seem to.  Personally I like to think it was something else however…  something akin to a road crash where, despite the fact you know you shouldn’t, you go look anyway.    Yes that will be it.  Because near $1 billion of box office would otherwise mean the world is full of people so dumb that, we as a species, truly are screwed.

Transformium.  For fuck sake.

Best Bit: Prime riding Grimlock is pretty cool.  But it was also in the trailer so just watch that instead.

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: I downloaded a Chinese subtitled version.  Even then I felt ripped off.

If You Liked this Try Battleship.  Or Transformers 3.  You’ll love them.  For everyone else… watch ANYTHING else.  Literally ANYTHING.

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests Turd of 2014 Award: Transformers Age Of Extinction & Tusk

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests Turd of 2014 Award: Transformers Age Of Extinction & Tusk

Quick Review Year In Review

The votes are in, they have been counted an verified and I can now proudly announce the Winner of 2014’s Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests Turd Of The Year award is… well a tie.  Again.  Ladies and gents I give you the Turd’s Of 2014:

Transformers Age Of Extinction
Statuary rape, bad CGI, over long, horrific amount of product placement… there really wasn’t much other choice. 


 

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Tusk
“When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him.”

#walrusNO.

Phil’s End Of Year Awards 2014

Phil’s End Of Year Awards 2014

Quick Review Year In Review

So 2014 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year. So we’ve covered our best and our worst films of 2014, so before we look at the films coming up in 2015 here’s my ‘Alternative’ End of Year Awards for 2015…

Alternate Film Of The Year…
Sharknado 2


Surprise of The Year…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… It didn’t suck!


Performance Of The Year…
Jake Gyllenhaal, Night Crawler


Just Fuck Off and Die Award…

Michael Bay


Trailer Of The Year Award…
Mad Max Fury Road

 

The Emperors New Clothes Award…
American Hustle.

 

That Came Out This Year… Damn.  Totally Forgot
Robocop Remake

 

They gave the Oscar to WHAT? Award for 2014…
Best Cinematography for Gravity

 

The Poof That Award Shows Suck Award…
NOTHING for Sons Of Anarchy at the Emmy Awards. Again.

 

The Poof That Award Shows DONT Suck Award…
American Hustle didn’t win anything at the Oscars.


Best TV Show of 2014…
The Newsroom

 

The will probably be the Worst Film of 2015 Award (Seen it but not released until next year)…
He who Dares 2: Downing Street Down

 

Films That SHOULD have been on my 2013 List’s but I Hadn’t Seen…
The Place Beyond The Pines & Sunshine On Leith
Next time: Phil’s Look at 2015 and a look back at my 2014 predictions… 

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2014

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2014

Quick Review Year In Review

So 2014 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year. So first up… the 5 WORST film of 2014.  And there were quite a few to choose from..

Stinker of The Year: Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction 
In Brief: Not only the worst film of the year, but the worst blockbuster ever.  Hell it may end up being the worst film ever. Disgusting, stupid and about as thrilling as watching Loose Women, Transfourhours is too long, too dumb and too poorly made to exist.  Yet it does. And was the highest grossing film worldwide of 2014. Michael Bay is the devil.

 

2. Sex Tape
In Brief: A comedy without laughs. Or charm. Or any reason to exist. At all. Just dire.

3. The Other Woman
In Brief: A second commercial & critical bomb for Diaz, if The Other Woman has been made about men they would have been strung up by the balls by now.  Unfunny tripe.

4. The Legend Of Hercules
In Brief: The funniest film of 2014 wasn’t actually a comedy but a Nu-Image made, boring ” action film” that was as action packed and exciting as a day at an old pensioners home.  Watch the other one instead.

5. He Who Dares
In Brief:  It kinda feels wrong to bash a British independent film.  But He Who Dares is just fucking incompetent.  Piss poor action, piss poor acting, piss poor production values. It’s just piss poor.

Dis-Honourable Mentions:
Tusk, Need For Speed, Revenge Of The Green Dragons , 300 Rise Of An Empire, Under The Skin,  Noah ,  Into The Storm,  The Dead 2, Willow Creek,  The Zero Theorem, American Hustle ,  Transcendence , The Devils Knot ,  The November Man,  No Good Deed

 

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – 2014 Roundup Best & Worst Of The Year!

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – 2014 Roundup Best & Worst Of The Year!

A Blog Grosse Point Geek Uncategorized

As the year comes to a close, it has to be said that on reflection, 2014 has been pretty damn good for films. The summer blockbuster season produced one of the best sequels for ages in Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, we bade a fond farewell to Middle Earth with the release of the final Hobbit film and Marvel managed to do it again with the one two punch of both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of The Galaxy. There was also the continued rise of some really exciting actors, specifically Richard Armitage (The Hobbit and Into the Storm) Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) and Matthew McConaughey (just about everything).

It wasn’t all plain sailing though – Michael Bay managed to take a stinking robot sized dump on us all with the appalling Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Renny Harlin proved that Die Hard 2 and Cliff-hanger were but distant memories by giving us the risible Legend Of Hercules, and shockwaves went round Hollywood with the untimely deaths of both Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams – both wonderful, talented actors who will be sorely missed.

So to business – now remember the following is only my opinion and doubtless a certain person (no names mentioned Hobden) will be in dire disagreement with me on most of it.

Read On.

 

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2014’s Top Ten Best Films (in no particular order):

  • The Wolf Of Wall Street – one of the most entertaining, profane and downright hilarious films since Pulp Fiction.
  • The Dallas Buyers Club – managed to be both heart-breaking and very funny with a brilliant academy award winning turn from Mathew McConaughey
  • Dawn Of The Planet of The Apes -really well made with amazing SFX, Andy Serkis’ astounding motion capture performance as lead ape Cesar and some exciting top notch action.
  • Captain America The Winter Soldier -incredibly entertaining and refreshingly different.
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy – utterly mental but so much good fun – damn clever too.
  • The Imitation Game – cracking film – If Cumberbatch doesn’t win an Oscar for this there’s simply no justice.
  • Fury -highly realistic, relentlessly exciting, and superbly acted – will stand the test of time as one of the best war movies ever made.
  • Interstellar -mind bending sci fi, outstanding SFX, great direction from Nolan and yet another amazing performance from McConaughey.
  • Gone Girl -great date movie, Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike were fantastic in the lead roles, and there was the usual rock solid direction from David Fincher. A must see.
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies – certainly flawed and not as good as Return of The King, but still a cracking good movie, full to the brim with director Peter Jackson’s boundless imagination, epic battles and great acting (especially Richard Armitage as Thorin).

 

The Top Ten Honourable mentions

  • The Expendables 3 – daft as a brush, but absolutely huge fun, jam packed with fisticuffs, explosions and gunfights – plus Mel Gibson was a revelation as the villain.
  • Godzilla – Would have easily made the top ten best list if it hadn’t been for some very limp human characters and the criminal underuse of Brian Cranston. However it was exceptionally well directed by Blighty’s own Gareth Edwards and featured SFX and monster action that was frankly gobsmacking.
  • Maleficent – surprisingly lovely film, with real hidden depths and a wonderful performance from Angelina Jolie.
  • Pompeii – great action, good use of 3d that actually benefitted proceedings and a deliciously OTT Kiefer Sutherland as the chief Roman baddie.
  • Hercules – preposterous in just about every way you can think, but a rollicking good ride, featuring some top battles and good show from Dwayne Johnson.
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – Another fun film – Phil hated this, but I just couldn’t help liking it – hopefully there will be more.
  • 300: Rise Of An Empire – ridiculous prequel/equal/sequel to Zach Snyder’s 2006 original. Nary a shot was without a rippling torso, severed limb or a lot of shouting, and Gerard Butler was sorely missed – but despite this it managed to be extremely entertaining.
  • The Raid 2 – Another one that would have made the top ten best list – not quite as good as the first entry, a bit talky and at least 20 minutes too long, but the presence of the indestructible Iko Uwais, Gareth Evans sure handed direction and some bone crunching fight scenes made for a absolute corker of a film.
  • Lone Survivor – Peter Berg atones for Battleship, with the true story of four Special Forces commandos trapped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. Featuring brutal action, a welcome absence of jingoistic American flag waving and some great acting – especially from Mark Wahlberg and Taylor Kitsch.
  • Edge Of Tomorrow – Basically Groundhog Day meets Aliens –but Cruise gets his best role for a long time, plus it was really well written, and all the set pieces were excellent.

 

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The 4 Most Overrated of 2014

  • X-Men: Days Of Future Past – With Bryan Singer back directing, I expected to be blown away by this one – but instead of a welcome return to the awesomeness of X2 and X-Men 1st Class, what we got was at times a very entertaining film, that sadly let itself down all too often by miring the audience in overly talky dialogue and overblown exposition. Not only that but the ending made no sense at all.
  • 22 Jump Street : The first one was well written and funny, this admittedly was good in places – especially when Ice Cube was on the screen – but was I the only one who thought it was just a rehash of the original film?
  • Lucy – On release this was a massive box office hit – however I am still trying to fathom out as to why. Ok Scarlett Johansson was pretty good in the title role, but the story was basically a rip off of Limitless and by the end got so preposterous that it stretched even my usual levels of tolerance.
  • Snowpiercer – Despite having a good first 40 minutes plus a great title, cast and setting – this one turned out to be a right let down. Mainly due to the fact that what should have been a slam bang post apocalyptic actioner ,turned out to be a rather boring arty farty oddity that had woefully disappeared up its own orifice by the time the credits had rolled.

 

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The Top Five Worst of 2014

  1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – There are not enough words in the English language to describe the utter unmitigated hatred I have for this steaming pile of celluloid ordure. There is just no excuse for a summer blockbuster about Robots fighting each other to be nearly 3 hours long, deathly dull, mind numbingly boring, badly written and offensive. Without doubt the worst film of 2014 and quite possibly of the last 10 years too. Shameful.
  1. The Legend Of Hercules – Laughably pants, with a balsa wood infused “performance” from Kellan Lutz, crap fights; terrible direction from Renny Harlin and editing that appears to have been done with a blunt machete. Avoid like the plague.
  1. Non Stop – how on earth an action movie starring Liam Neeson of all people can be this bad is beyond me. Dire.
  1. 3 Days To Kill – Despite a spirited central performance from Kevin Costner , this meandering Taken wannabe failed miserably on every level to be even remotely engaging and provided more evidence (if any was needed) that McG is one of the most inept directors working today.
  1. The Amazing Spiderman 2 – Overly bloated sequel with an oddly dislikeable performance from Andrew Garfield as Spidey, Jamie Foxx’s awful pantomime villain, zero story and dull action scenes – which all in all made for one of poorest superhero movies for a very long time.


Next Time: My Preview of 2015

 
Author: Will Strong