Review – Justice League

* This review contains SPOILERS for Justice League. *

Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder (and to some extent, Joss Whedon as well) is a totally empty, totally disappointing experience. Once again, you have a film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) that tries to tackle everything at once, rather than sensibly or properly developing things in a way that is smart, comprehensive, fulfilling or satisfying. You have the rushed development of key characters; a plot that is formulaic and filled with exposition, a villain with no characterisation, and action scenes that are ugly to look and lack anything exciting. This film is all that is bad about blockbuster films and also DC ones in particular. This review won’t be kind, which I’m disappointed about, but the MANY problems in this film have to be discussed – for the sake of people who might consider sitting through it or already have. Let’s get to it. Read more

Review – Live by Night

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Live by Night, written and directed by Ben Affleck, is a film that somehow manages to achieve nothing of merit or note in its 2 hour-long span. Not in some time have I found myself so disinterested in a film; from set-up, to execution, everything in this film feels rushed and lacking in anything that warrants remembering. This review will probably not be the kindest, in terms if my criticism of, Live by Night, but it has to be said, unfortunately. Read more

Review – The Accountant

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The Accountant, directed by Gavin O’Connor, delivers a well-balanced and interesting set of characters that are also weaved into a story that is coherent and compelling. I went into this film not expecting much, and came out pleasantly surprised at just how well-rounded of an experience it delivered. Also, anyone who is still on the fence on whether Affleck is a good choice to be Batman, this is certainly a film that will help to bring you on-side with him and his responsibility with the iconic character. But I shouldn’t let myself get side-tracked with that topic (just yet) so let’s get to the matter at hand: my review of ‘The Accountant’. Read more

Review – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of justice, directed by Zack Snyder is a film that doesn’t learn from its past mistakes. Over-bloated and unnecessarily convoluted, this is a film that starts off strong, and then quickly loses its way. Even with strong characters, Batman v Superman is a film that almost seems to make an effort to ignore the rich characters/actors at its disposal, and instead focuses on things that are very much not necessary. Read more