Tag Archives: explosions

Movie Review – The Expendables

A elite group of mercenaries are hired to remove the corrupt leader of a small gulf island. Things get more compl………….. why are you reading about the plot? Seriously, whether or not you see this movie really has nothing to do with its plot which is as believable as a fight in the WWE. The expendables [...]

Read More »

Movie Review – Knight and Day

A woman, traveling back to Boston for her sisters wedding bumps into a handsome man wearing sun glasses. He is on the same flight as her, they chat and then things start to get crazy! Starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, Knight and Day is this years Mr & Mrs Smith, albeit, without the tabloid speculation of romance on set. It is a fast paced, action packed movie that delivers fun, spills and more than its fair share of explosions. Set in various locations around the world, it does tend to rely on computer graphics a little too much and which did not seem to be state of the art in some instances. In any Tom Cruise movie, height is often commented upon and Knight and Day should be no different. Although Ms Diaz is two inches taller, Mr Cruise appears taller than her during most of the movie, with the rest of the time approximately the same height. If they can insert Jabba the Hut into Star Wars, can’t they make Tom Cruise the same height all movie long? Another thing, and this is perhaps more because of who I am but, if you are going to stage a [...]

Read More »

Movie Review – The A Team

A team of soldiers, wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn’t commit, escape from prison to clear their names and catch the real bad guys………… .What, you never saw the show? Yes. this is a movie of the TV show from the 80s, The A Team. A show that had car crashes, explosions, silly plots, and no one ever died. Well, the movie is kinda like that. People do die, but it would be hard to pull off without a death here or there!! The four leads, Liam Neeson as Hannibal, Bradley Cooper as Face, Quinton Rampage Jackson as BA and Sharlto Copley as Murdock are a lot of fun to watch. Rampage Jackson is a surprisingly good actor for a mixed martial artist, and Sharlto Copley, who was last seen turning into an alien in District 9, is perfect as a nutcase pilot. A bonus is having Gerald McRaney in the movie, he of Simon and Simon and a million other shows. He is always great to watch and every time I see him, I remember how much I enjoyed Simon and Simon so double bonus! The action is plentiful, the plot, while not Shakespeare, is most defiantly a [...]

Read More »

Movie Review – Bad Boys 2

Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett find themselves not only chasing a drug dealer but trying to keep Marcus’s little sister out of trouble while she runs a DEA operation in Miami. If you are looking for sensibility, realistic action and tactics and a plot that resembles a plot, don’t …

Read More »

Book of the Day – Ice Station – Matthew Reilly

Scientist at a station in the antarctic discover what appears to be a spacecraft frozen in the ice deep below the station in a half water filled cave. While a team of US marines make their way to the station, half of the scientists disappear while diving to see the …

Read More »