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Sully (2016)

Published in S
Monday, 05 September 2016 06:06
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Just a man doing a job.

  • Starring

    Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart, Anna Gunn, Mike O’Malley, Jamey Sheridan

  • Directed by

    Clint Eastwood

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Planes crash into buildings/water. Explosions. Cars thrown through the air. A man is near-hit by a car. A woman says she feels like "running over the press [media] with a car". Blood/gore: A woman holds her leg in pain. Medical examination. Severe laceration, tourniquet, the shakes, rapid heartbeat, blood and urine test mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man (man in towel).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer). Bar setting. Drink, drugs, breathalyser mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-word, sonofab*tch, bastard. Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, oh my God, please God, Jesus).

  • THEMES

    Chesley Sullenberger, Flight 1549, human performance, emergency procedures, aviation investigation, bird strikes, procedure, professionalism, unlikely heroes, dual engine failure, water landing, National Transport Safety Board (NTSB), risk assessment, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Plane, light plane, jets, plane crashes. Flock of birds. Vision under end credits, mid-credits scene. Based on a true story. Adapted from Chesley Sullenberger's Miracle on the Hudson.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Vigorous, involving, taut, vivid, elegant, eloquent, to-the-point, upbeat, comprehensive, well-crafted, riveting, stirring, exciting, moving, non-sensationalist, unfussy, honest, skillful, effective, thrilling, feel-good, crowd-pleasing. Alarming opening sequence, wonderful performances, sure-handed direction, crisp cinematography, first-rate/seamless digital effects, swift/fleet-footed/masterful editing, remarkable true story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Feels a little padded, one-dimensional secondary characters.

London Has Fallen

Published in L
Monday, 14 March 2016 01:22
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong action violence.

  • The pitch

    Drones on.

  • Starring

    Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Alon Aboutboul, Waleed Zuaiter, Michael Wildman, Radha Mitchell, Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman

  • Directed by

    Babak Najafi

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (many), blown up (grenades), crushed by falling debris (implied), hit by a car, pursued, thrown through a windscreen, squashed against a wall, impaled, hit with objects, suffocated, pistol-whipped, punched, stabbed (some repeatedly), dragged, bound, threatened, caught in fireballs/explosions, head-rammed, neck/bone-snapped, shoulder-charged, tackled, choked, kidnapped. Helicopters shot down, helicopter crash, air raid siren. Attacks on world leaders/major London landmarks. Mass shootouts, mass panic, bridge collapse, suicide missions. Drone attacks, car bomb, explosions, burning debris/objects/vehicles, shattering windows. Reckless driving, vehicle rollovers, damaged/crushed/rammed cars, motorcycle accidents, car hit by truck, cars fall into river. People crash through windows, doors. Armed soldiers/guards, military satellite images. Footage seen of aftermath of hotel bombing. A man says, "You want to run him over [with the car] for me?" (comic). Screaming, shouting. Massacre, selling arms, eliminated general, dead prime minister/world leaders, murder our families, send poor [people] to die, execution, slow torture/death mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses on ground, bloodied body part seen protruding from bag. Bloody faces, hands, chests, scratches, abrasions, clothing, objects, wounds. Blood spatter. Objects protruding through flesh/clothing/eye. TV reports mention very high numbers of police/people killed/wounded. Footage of bloodied victims on stretchers. Man in wheelchair with missing legs. Snapping sounds heard (neck-breaking implied). Fatal heart attack mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man jokes that another man has "come out of the closet". A married couple kiss and hug. Off-colour texts mentioned. Pregnant woman, baby seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine on table). Bourbon, poisoning, anaesthesia mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastards, sonofab*tch. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Security, POTUS, bodyguards, imposters, terrorism, state funerals, intel, vengeance, corruption, betrayal, suicide missions, social media, Islamophobia, execution, impending parenthood.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wedding setting. Dead friends/colleagues. Dead daughter/sister mentioned. Helicopters, plane, jets. Power blackouts. Brief Japanese, Italian, French languages (subtitles). Jarring visual effect before opening credits - similar to TV scanlines fading on/off. Green night-vision used.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brash, big, loud, ultra-violent, ludicrous, brutal, fast-paced, ridiculous, self-aware. High-octane/kinetic action, profane one-liners, committed performances; high-concept pulp.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Sloppy, monotonous, camp, clichéd, dumb, racist, implausible, nasty, xenophobic, cruddy, snarling, vindictive, presumptuous, Islamophobic, murky. Cheap-looking digital effects, daft plotting, tone-deaf plotting; requires a huge suspension of disbelief.

I, Frankenstein

Published in I
Monday, 03 February 2014 01:36
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    NOT Frankenstein.

  • Starring

    Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Aden Young

  • Directed by

    Stuart Beattie

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are attacked, near-choked, thrown though the air, vaporised, stabbed, beheaded, pursued, punched, bound, chained, slashed, punched, burned, throat-slit, threatened, strangled. A body is thrown from a bridge, a character hangs precariously, characters fall from a high ledge. Animal testing, stick-fighting. Collapsed building, smashed objects, broken glass, property damage. Screaming, roaring, growling, shouting, arguing. Bludgeoning mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Wound-stitching, bloody cut, bloody mouth. Wrapped corpse, body bags. Facial scars, stitched flesh. Graphics and drawings of organs, veins.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless males. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word. Religious references and exclamation. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Frankenstein's monster, Doctor Victor Frankenstein, mad scientists, demons, immortality, curses, reincarnation, reanimation, animal testing, transformation, journals, betrayal, ascension, the supernatural.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered wife. Cemetery setting. Burial. Gargoyles, demons, fiery/winged creatures, sharp teeth, horns, rat. Lightning, fire, fireballs, sparks. Drool.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Solid performances, good special effects, good makeup, adequate fight scenes, muscular setting, trashy fun, gothic score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Soulless, humdrum, economical, processed, franchise-ready, cheesy, familiar, unfun, ludicrous, gloomy, dumb, clumsy, ill-advised, tedious. Underwritten mythology, gaping plot holes, visually confusing battles, bizarre casting choices, nonsensical storyline, comic dialogue, mediocre production design, uninspired 3D.

Olympus Has Fallen

Published in O
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:39
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong action violence.

  • The pitch

    The world needs saving again.

  • Starring

    Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Finley Jacobsen, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Judd

  • Directed by

    Antoine Fuqua

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Boxing training. Video-game shooting. Vehicle collisions; car falls over railing. Wife/mother killed in front of husband/son. Television news reports show Korean military (soldiers, tanks, weapons), embassy attacks. Aircraft get shot down/crash into houses; mayday calls heard. People get shot, punched, kicked, slapped, hit, beaten, pistol-whipped, stabbed, cut, threatened, tortured, hooded, strangled, tied up, held hostage. Lots of gunfire at short, long, mid, close and point-blank ranges using handguns, machine guns, submachine guns and rifles. RPG rockets, missiles, decoy flares and grenade launchers fired. Low-flying aircraft fire upon civilians, military, vehicles. Important Washington monuments are destroyed. Building debris rains down upon sightseers (reminiscent of 9-11). Bus explosion (reminiscent of 7/7). Suicide bombers. Dog attack; dog shot. Men in balaclavas. Screaming, arguing. Civil war, starving population, mother killed by landmine (mentioned). A child's welfare is threatened. Assassination. Things get smashed. Blood/gore: Plenty of blood splatter, bloody bullet wounds, bloody clothing, bloody faces/scratches/throat/hands. Blood on walls, floor. Corpses, wounded people with extreme injuries. Bruising. Syringe.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Gambling (poker is mentioned). Smoking. Needle is seen. Morphine (mentioned).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonsofab*tch, slang for male genitalia. Cultural stereotypes, name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Homeland security, invasion, White House attack, secret service, family, nuclear warfare, DMZ tension, international relations, grief, loss, terrorism, suicide bombing, extremist violence, protocol, launch codes, betrayal, traitors, DEFCON 4, assassination, execution, organised attack, state of emergency, troop withdrawal, patriotism, kidnapping, hostage crisis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Korean language. Hospital setting. Underground bunker setting. Explosions. Animal cruelty. Desecrated flag (USA). Power blackout.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Eye-popping special effects. Satisfying action thriller. Good cast, believable performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ordinary script. Predictable, far-fetched, formulaic. Ultra-violent and loud.