Category: action

Project Power [2020] ★★

It doesn’t take much time for this Netflix action film to take an intriguing premise and turn it into something way too familiar. “Project Power”, starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt,  imagines a world where a pill can give you unpredictable superpowers for five minutes. But every fairytale […]

The Old Guard [2020] ★★★

The surprise action hit of the summer stars Charlize Theron as an immortal mercenary who has been around for centuries. If this sounds like generic stuff, then perhaps it is. But in the hands of director Gina Prince- Bythewood, “The Old Guard” feels fresh and, might I add, […]

Artemis Fowl [2020] ★

To say that “Artemis Fowl” is Disney’s worst movie in years would truly be the understatement of the year. Having been delayed several times before it ultimately ended up on Disney +, the movie was doomed to fail right from the start. But I wanted to give it […]

Da 5 Bloods [2020] ★★★

Up until a chaotic final act, Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” is a potent and powerful film that is also very entertaining. In telling the story of Four African American veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war to find the remains of their friends and a […]

6 Underground [2019] ★

Michael Bay directs this disastrous action movie, now streaming on Netflix. If this isn’t enough to turn you off, then I’ll go on. Not since the last “Transformers” clusterfuck have I felt the need to shout at the screen in anger. “I want my money back!”. Luckily for […]

Extraction [2020] ★★½

It’s a damn shame that this movie will never get a theatrical release. It may be dumb and derivative, but it has some pulse-pounding action scenes worth experiencing on the biggest screen possible. No matter. “Extraction”, written by Avenger’s Joe Russo and directed by Sam Hargrave, is now […]

Spenser Confidential [2020] ★★

Mark Walhberg can make any movie worth seeing, even mediocre ones like “Spenser Confidential”. Think of every buddy cop movie you’ve seen, add to it Walhberg’s energetic persona and you get Netflix’s latest action/comedy. It’s not bad, but you’ve seen it all before, and better. Walhberg plays an […]

The Gentlemen [2020] ★★★

After “King Arthur” and last year’s “Aladdin”, Guy Ritchie finds himself revisiting old grounds in “The Gentlemen”. It’s not the director’s best work, but it has all the right ingredients to satisfy his loyal followers. A great ensemble cast? Check. An intriguing story? Check. Richie’s usual trademark? Double […]