Who decided this barely sci-fi, almost Will Smithless, Scientology propaganda should be made into a film? What happened to the back story that is more exciting than the film? Why is Will Smith’s son (for we shall not speak his name) always frowning? These are the questions you will ask yourself if you go out and buy After Earth on Blu Ray (or any other format for that matter). So don’t do it. Don’t even pirate it; it’s a waste of megabytes.
It was a sickly warm Friday morning, the air hung close. I prised myself out of bed to get on with my day, cursing the sleep in my eyes. I turned on my phone to check the day’s news – Daredevil was back. Had Hollywood not learned from their mistakes? I hung my head in despair…
If there’s anyone who can pull off a portrayal of the cold, imposing and ruthless hitman said to have killed over 100 people it’s Michael Shannon.
It will take some doing to get the “Americanised” OldBoy to match Park Chan-wook’s award-winning original but with Spike Lee, Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in the mix we think they might just do it.
The trilogy was largely heralded by critics and many saw it as the turning point for DC. With Marvel going from strength to strength off of the back of the Iron Man release and the genius build up to the Avengers series many were concerned for poor old DC; but this was to be their moment, their time to take centre stage!
The Place Beyond the Pines is undoubtedly one of the coolest films you’ll see in a long time. Not only does it star three of the most beautiful people on the planet (Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and everyone’s favourite Adonis Ryan Gosling) but the plot is so cool you’ll get goosebumps.