REVIEW: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a rather mediocre reboot of a beloved franchise. With such a vast universe that spans decades with modern moviemaking, one may think that this film could really have it all. However the filmmakers suffered from a terrible illness: Michael Bay Syndrome. Instead of creating the large, charismatic personalities of the Turtles, the audience received very one-dimensional, lacklustre characters as the writers opt for mind-numbing action and explosive chaos.

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REVIEW: Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy is the greatest Marvel film released to date. It is a brilliant science fiction set in the Marvel Universe without the presence of superheroes. Everything in this film is astonishing from the script and direction to the special effects and visual masterpiece bestowed upon the audience. The film uses the perfect blend of action, sci-fi, charm, wit and comedy seen most noticeably through the story’s protagonist, Star-Lord, that gives merit to its sole place as this year’s biggest blockbuster.

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REVIEW: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is a fantastic sci-fi film that blends a dystopian apocalypse setting with that of gritty action and a strong, charismatic protagonist. The concept goes above and beyond, delivering a non-stop thriller that ceases to amaze bringing a fresh take to a rather repetitive post-apocalyptic genre, with action worthy of any summer blockbuster. The cast is great, especially Chris Evans who gives an award worthy performance. Nice to see that sci-fi films can be action-filled without the aid of effects-driven story.

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REVIEW: Edge Of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow is a clever and fast-paced sci-fi filled with a blend of gritty action and dark humour. The leads of Cruise and Blunt do a phenomenal job with great chemistry between them. I would have preferred if one of the earlier drafts was used as the darker tones really helped increase the intensity of this chaotic dystopia of a world that humanity is trying to salvage. However it certainly was one of the most intelligent and entertaining sci-fis of the summer.

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REVIEW: Think Like A Man Too

Think Like A Man Too is what most sequels to successful comedies are, a cash grab. With no real creativity this stereotypical Las Vegas-based Rom-Com draws the occasional laugh in an otherwise reserved and rather stale story. With this cast the film had the potential to get a little raunchier than the previous one with the Vegas atmosphere but instead decides to tone back and the quality is greatly affected. Should have stuck to a single movie story.

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REVIEW: The Other Woman

The Other Woman starts as an intelligent revenge comedy with a talented cast and great concept yet fails to deliver anything worth remembering. To be quite frank the story is atrocious. The concept shows promise and initially the film delivers that but it seems as if the writer ran out of ideas after the hour mark and felt the need to have a two hour film. The quality of the jokes dropped severely with the story becoming an incoherent mess in order to arrive at the very forced climax.

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REVIEW: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes proves that a film can have sublime special effects with a multi-layered story filled with strong themes of politics, trust, betrayal and leadership. Caesar and his apes are intellectually stimulating and complex characters that show that humans do not need to be the focus in order to draw empathy from the audience. This intelligent war movie is a full-on dramatic epic that never cease to thrill.

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