Category: action

Stolen [2012] ★½

It’s damn hard to enjoy a thriller when you don’t, won’t, can’t believe a word of it. Case in point: “Stolen”, a truly dreadful movie starring non other than Nicolas Cage. If you loved “Ghost Rider”, “Next”, “Bangkok Dangerous”, “Drive Angry”, “Trespass”, “Season of the Witch” and I […]

Taken 2 [2012] ★★

I think it’s useless to try and figure out why “Taken 2” is so disappointing. The film only exists because, after the huge success of the first movie, its studio demanded a sequel. And if their instincts were correct, people will definitely rush to see it this weekend. Fair […]

Premium Rush [2012] ★★½

If you’re looking for a thrilling ride, try “Premium Rush”, a crackling blend of suspense and fun that delivers exactly what you would expect from it, nothing more, nothing less. Joseph Gordon Levitt is perfectly cast as a daredevil bike messenger. His latest job? Make a run from uptown to […]

Resident Evil: Retribution [2012]

No tension, excitement, or interest, amateurish action, and lousy CGI’s.That’s “Resident Evil Retribution” in a nutshell.  Even die hard fans of the series will agree with me this time around. The 5th installment is the worst one so far and I demand an explanation. I never expected Shakespeare but […]

The Expendables 2 [2012] ★★

No one expected Shakespeare, but director Simon West’s failure to turn this franchise into something memorable can easily be ranked as one of the biggest disappointments of the decade. Admit it though: on the surface, the idea of Sylvester Stallone assembling a team of action stars to kick ass is […]

The Dark Knight Rises [2012]

Question: how can you top “The Dark Knight”, one of the best (if not the best) superhero movie of all time?  The answer is you can’t. But hold your horses. “The Dark Knight Rises” may not be as brilliant as its predecessor, but it’s damn near close. Christopher […]