Displaying items by tag: Action Sunday, 21 July 2019

Incredibles 2 (2018)

Published in I
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:20
INCREDIBLES 2 is preceded by short film BAO featuring themes of parenting, family, raising children, protection, belligerence, engagement, moving out of home and reconciliation. Meat served/eaten, comic cannibalism reference.
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG (USA): Action sequences and some brief mild language.

  • The pitch

    Heavyweight problems need heavyweight solutions.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Bird, Sophia Bush, Brad Bird, Phil LaMarr, Isabella Rossellini, Jonathan Banks

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are thrown through the air/against objects/to the ground, hit with objects, memory-wiped, vacuumed up, thumped, jackhammered, punched, near-crushed, held at gunpoint, slapped, kicked, bitten, near-shot with laser beams, eye-pulled, hypnotised, kicked out of a plane/helicopter, tasered, pursued, tackled, mind-controlled, tied up, frozen, shot at with lightning bolts, squeezed/near-crushed, beaten, near-strangled, teleported, fire-extinguished. Cars thrown/smashed, monorails/trains derailed, helicopter crashes, plane crash, boat crash, mid-air collision. Explosions, windows smashed. Burning baby/table. Building collapse, bridge collapse. Mass panic. Bank robbery; a child watches a bank robbery movie. Fists slammed on table, door slammed. Screaming.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None). Kissing. A baby poos in its nappy (implied). Nude baby (genitals obscured).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (idiotic, jerks, sheltered, passive, punk, ghastly, super freak, surly, child, weak, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my god, damned, etc).

  • THEMES

    Family, superheroes, siblings, crime fighting, stay-at-home dads, new jobs, working mothers, jealousy, hypnosis, mind control, legislation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (shot), dead mother mentioned. Raccoon. Spitting. Flashing/strobing lights.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Published in A
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 20:04
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The universe lies within your grasp.

  • Starring

    Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Saldana, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dave Bautista, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Idris Elba, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Carrie Coonm Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Benicio Del Toro, Kerry Condon, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Peter Dinklage, Don Cheadle, Benedict Wong

  • Directed by

    Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

  • Running time

    149 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, lanced, tortured, grabbed, tackled, punched, kicked, tied up, muzzled, thrown through the air/against objects, smacked, thumped, hit with objects, pile-driven, impaled, threatened at knife-point, beaten, arm-grabbed, throat-grabbed, shirt-grabbed, near-hit by car, crushed beneath objects, disintegrated, impaled, stood on, stabbed, slashed with a blade, broken up into pieces, pulled apart, pierced by crystal blades, sucked into space, neck-snapped, caught in web, attacked by creatures, roped, face-grabbed, headbutted, struck by meteor shower. Mass shooting (genocide). A character is thrown from a high cliff (sacrifice). A character tries to stab herself (attempted suicide). Spaceships, planets, buildings, objects attacked/destroyed. Explosions, ground torn apart, flying debris, mass devastation. Massive battle scene (humanoids/creatures). Burning objects/trees, smashed objects, debris. Cars sliced, thrown, crashed; helicopter crash. Roaring, arguing, screaming, mass panic, snarling. Stole my ship and slaughered my people/that would be suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Many bodies on ground, bodies and debris floating through space. Huge hole in head. Body in pooling blood. Severed limbs/torsos, burning skin, neck-snapping sounds. Bloody mouths, foreheads, faces, noses, arms, legs, cuts, scratches, gashes. Blood spatter (blue/green/red), pooling blood, bleeding, bloody drool. Veins, light seen under skin. Eye patch, dislodged eyeball, eyeball inserted into eye socket. Scars, singed hand, missing hands (replaced by gloves).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) Shirtless men, skimpy costumes, cleavage. Kissing, flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None.)

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-word, pee, nutsack, crap, chill the F, p*ssed, screw you, motherf--. Name-calling (douchebag, chattering animal, Squidward, d-hole, weirdos, rabbit, morons, fool, criminals, insane, bastards, dipsh*t, stupid, madman, insect, monster, a**hole, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my god, god no, I swear to god, what the hell, damn it, Jesus, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Power, greed, destiny, teamwork, diversity, loyalty, father-daughter relationships, mentors, sacrifice, patricide, genocide, pop culture references, good vs evil, self-destruction.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sibling, lover, leaders, friends. Dead mothers, fathers, sisters, uncle, daughter, mentioned. Bright light flash. Ghostly hooded figure with missing nose/flesh, character with horns on head, scary creatures with sharp teeth/leather skin/drool/sharp claws. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    High-stakes, effective, super-heroic, dramatic, uproarious, confident, apocalyptic, colossal, cataclysmic, delirious, preposterous, dark, spectacular, amusing, overwhelming, bizarre, exciting, silly, smart, epic, exhilarating, fast-paced, cohesive, big, pulpy. Powerful/interesting/complex/ferocious/menacing/worthy/tragic/riveting villain thunderously voiced by Josh Brolin, supersized set pieces, fine performances, sharp one-liners, surprising deaths, technically wondrous fight scenes, frantic/furious action, adroit management of tone, supremely watchable, stark/shocking/gut-punch/giddy/breathless ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Busy, long, crammed, exhausting, formulaic. Messy battles, a little disjointed/monotonous/forgettable at times, some viewers might feel cheated with so many loose ends left dangling.

Ready Player One (2018)

Published in R
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:05
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Stand by.

  • Starring

    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, Ralph Ineson, Susan Lynch

  • Directed by

    Steven Spielberg

  • Running time

    140 mins

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, kicked, blasted through the air, stabbed with laser sword, shirt-grabbed, punched, slammed against a wall, pulverised (they respawn), hit with objects, drugged, kidnapped, tied up, hooded, pursued, knocked down, decapitated (zombie), attacked with axes/knives/weapons, zapped/electrocuted, dunked in freezing water, burned with blue flame, thrown out of moving vehicle. Suicide reference (a man makes to jump out of a window before being grabbed back). Man on fire. Sword fighting, axe through door, drone smashed, doors kicked in. Cars are crashed, knocked off a racetrack, cut with saw, hit by a train/truck/wrecking ball, eaten, crushed, stomped on, exploded, set on fire, rammed. Derailed train, truck rammed. Explosions. A residential tower block explodes (occupants inside). Mass panic. Screaming, roaring, arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpse in coffin. River of blood. Robot's fingers blown off, a robot is set alight, a robot falls into lava. Rotting woman/zombies, arm falls off, eyeball dislodges and rolls away, decapitated zombies. A dinosaur is neck-sliced. An alien (costume) breaks through a man's chest, a character has a skull in his chest. Bloody arm, nose. Cut on face, bruised/scraped faces. Skull gun. When avatars are killed in virtual reality some gore is visible; some throw out coins.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Nude female in bathroom (breasts exposed). Cleavage, skimpy costumes. A character says, "like hos on Santa". A flashing sign advertised exotic dancers.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters are drugged. Alcohol (beer bottles, wine bottles). Smoking (cigar). Nightclub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, balls, p*ssed. Name-calling (d*ckweed, idiot, losers, corporate a**hole, hater, maniacal overlord, bad*ss, newbie, buckaroo, colossal douchebag, etc). Religious references (goddamn, how the hell, damn, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Virtual reality, gaming, Easter eggs, avatars, quests, missions, puzzles, 1980s, Stephen King, The Shining, zombies, corporate greed, slave labour, breadcrumbs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead colleague/friend/icon. Dead aunty. Dead wife mentioned (news article about cancer death), dead parents, dead father mentioned. King Kong character, Chuckie doll. Brief subtitles. Based on the novel by Ernest Cline.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action-packed, upbeat, fast-paced, astonishing, relentless, nostalgic, immersive, mesmerising, blockbuster, crowd-pleasing, stylised, clever, frenetic, fun. Overwhelming CGI, effective motion-capture performances, ever-changing landscapes, rock-heavy soundtrack, satisfying conclusion.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong. Begins with a mountain of voice-over, drags a little toward the end, lacks character development/drama, lacks nuance, relies on narrative covenience/coincidence, half-assed/inauthentic love story.

Black Panther (2018)

Published in B
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:00
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Panther is the new Black.

  • Starring

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Florence Kasumba, John Kani

  • Directed by

    Ryan Coogler

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, poisoned, kicked, hit with objects, flipped, thrown into objects, speared, hit, roundhouse-kicked, wrestled, buried alive (ceremonial), headbutted, head-slammed, impaled, thrown through the air/over a balcony, stabbed, punched, arm-snapped, shirt-grabbed, ran over (car), thrown out of moving car, throat-grabbed, handcuffed, tied up, thrown over a waterfall, near hit by downed aircraft, throat-slit, blasted with electricity bolt, beaten, shoulder-charged. A man's prosthetic arm is ripped off. Stick fighting, fist fighting. Vehicle chases, vehicles crash into trees/cars/busy pedestrian areas, car flipped, car blown apart. Air battles; downed aircraft. Explosions, grenade thrown, objects shot, burning objects. Smashed glass, theft. Animation sequence of tribal wars (guns/spears), military aircraft. People wear scary tribal masks with sharp teeth. Yelling, roaring, screaming, gorilla grunting. Many lives lost, terrorist attack, assassinated leaders, killed own brother, confirmed kills in Afghanistan, war in Iraq mentioned. A man says, "I will feed you to my children". Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody mouth, faces, heads, cuts, scratches, chest, gashes, bullet wounds, spear wounds, shirt; sliced torso, cheek, arm, leg. Body bag dragged. Red/swollen lips, scars, scarification. Bone-cracking, arm-snapping sounds heard. Patient on stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men, skimpy (traditional) clothing. Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, cocktails, spirits). People drink a sacred potion that makes their veins blacken beneath their skin. People drink a potion that puts them into a trance where they can speak with deceased ancestors. Casino, bar settings. Streets run with drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-word. Name-calling (genius, murderer, idiots, showoff, outsider, crazy, coloniser, charlatan, killmonger, clown, princess, etc). Obscene finger gesture. Religious exclamations (whatever the hell, oh my god, hell off a move, what the hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Tribes, leadership, family, tradition, community, ceremony, exes, pride, identity, responsibility, victory, healing, arms dealing, fratricide, siblings, race wars, CIA, vibranium.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son. Dead husband/father (seen in flashback), dead girlfriend. Casino, bar settings. African animals, panthers, barking dog, horses, cattle, sheep, flock of birds, giant rhino creatures. Waterfall, helicopter. Tanning/drying animal skins. Fur worn. Ivory traders mentioned. Subtitles. Mid-credits scene, end-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Spectacular, real, roaring, grounded, fantastical, joyous, quirky, confident, stylish, epic, gripping, soulful, nuanced, political, cultural, grounded, Afrocentric, feminist, high-tech, earnest, excellent, rousing, dramatic, relevant, thrilling, alive, fresh, subversive, uproarious, surreal, fun, futuristic, exciting, funny, unique. Memorable/superb/stellar/sensational/terrific/appealing cast, gogreous/vivid/indominitable/non-nonsense/strong/fully formed female roles, standout/tragic/fascinating/charismatic villain, insane action sequences, culturally significant, thematically rich, real-world relevant, wildly inventive costumes/sets/special effects/cinematography, propulsive/rhythmic score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Starts slowly with an underwhelming action sequence, some battle scenes are shot in turbulent closeup, CG backdrops verge into screensaver territory, occasional pacing lapses, overfamiliar/conventional three-act story.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 22:55
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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Don't call me cute.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Sebastian Maniscalco, Kari Wahlgren, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl

  • Directed by

    Cal Brunker

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit by falling objects, run over by a bulldozer, electrocuted, shaken, almost run over by a moving car, blasted through the air, slammed to the ground, licked, caged, bitten, pursued, hit by a car, flipped, thrown against a wall, punched, kicked, throat-grabbed, swung at with golf club, shot at (slingshot), knocked over, shot with arrow, squirted with condiments, shirt-grabbed, vacuumed up, lassoed, hit with tranquiliser dart, prodded with a fork, near-strangled, crushed, ear-pulled, tongue-pulled, catapulted through the air, blasted through buildings, attacked by mice, blasted with fire extinguisher, dive-bombed by birds. A character falls from a high balcony to the street below. A plush bunny's head and a doll's head are ripped off (girl places doll's head between her teeth). A character jumps from moving vehicles and slams into mailboxes. A character falls from a hot air balloon. A bulldozer flips over/crashes. Animals habitats/homes are destroyed. Explosions, burning objects, building rubble. Theft. Objects knocked over/dropped/smashed/thrown. Theme park rides and amusements are torn apart/destroyed. Reckless driving, car crashes into other cars and objects, car flips onto roof, truck rolls over. A flashback scene shows a hurricane, lightning, thunder, high winds, a tree being pulled out of the ground, an object crushed by a water wheel, a character hit by a steel plate and knocked unconscious. A character frequently says "We're all gonna die". A girl pretends to shoot her pet dog/dog plays dead (comic). A man says "Your heads are going on the wall", "I wan't that squirrel's head deep-fried on a stick", "I should've eliminated you while I had the chance". Stealing candy from trick-or-treaters, tail got caught on fire mentioned. Screaming, arguing, hissing; mass panic. Blood/gore: Black eye, scratches, bruising. Taxidermy animals/antlers/tusks on wall. A doll's eye falls out and rolls along the ground (creepy). Rabies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Naked man (balloons cover genitals). Flirting, hand-holding, hugging. Kiss on cheek.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Animals are sedated with tranquiliser darts.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (lazy, spoiled, fat, snookums, dumber, mangy little rodents, grumpy, dramatic, mutt, layabouts, crazy, deranged, psychos, circus dogs, violent, reckless, goofball, moron, cute, vermin, fat toothless kid, suckers, etc).

  • THEMES

    Greed, teamwork, foraging, profit, theme parks, habitat, leadership.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Full moon, lightning, thunder. Squirrels, birds, dogs, mole, rat, bees, chipmunks, mice, groundhogs, puppies. Animal skin rugs on floor. Tongue/saliva on car window. Vomit, regurgitation. A dog eats vomit. Hot dogs eaten. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fleet, spry, charming, pro-environment, pro-animal life, anti-consumerist, colourful, kid-friendly, chaotic, funny, thoughtful, entertaining, harmless, passable. Inspired voice casting, inventive/vibrant action sequences, exceptional 3D effects, lavish city-scape images, photorealistic backgrounds, witty "old-movie" flashback of Feng and his warrior mice, deals with timely issues.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary, forgettable, middling, sprawling, uneven. Repetitive chase sequences, rote narrative, limp looniness, changing character motivations, dumb laughs, loaded plot.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Published in J
Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:55
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild fantasy violence, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you game?

  • Starring

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Rhys Darby, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner

  • Directed by

    Jake Kasdan

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, crashed into, eaten by an animal, kicked, bitten by insects, pursued, roundhouse-kicked, hit with objects, ear-pulled, thrown into a rock wall/through the air/to the ground/through columns and walls, pushed off a cliff, slapped, punched, smacked, knocked aside, punched through a ceiling, slashed at with swords, neck-snapped, head-slammed, near-sliced by giant blades, stung by a scorpion, tackled, foot-stomped, arm-snapped, crushed by stampeding animals, flipped, dragged, tied up, held at gunpoint, elbowed, bitten by a snake. People fall from very high up, jump into a ravine, explode into red mist, dangle from a helicopter. Missiles are fired at a helicopter/emergency warnings/helicopter spirals out of control. Market fight/market stalls destroyed. Object banged with fist, door kicked in, motorcycles knocked over, bowling ball dropped on object to smash it. Insect swatted, snake de-fanged. Explosion, smoke bomb. A teen plays a Mortal Kombat-style fighting video game. A character is called "killer of men". Story heard of a pilot bwing shot down. Battle of Gettysburg mentioned. Screaming, roaring, hissing. Blood/gore: People explode into red mist when they die in a game. People "melt" as they are sucked into a game. Acentipede crawls into a man's ear. Cloudy eye. CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Row of hanging dead birds/bats. Slaughter mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None). A female wears a skimpy outfit with exposed midriff. Flirting, kissing. A woman grabs her own breasts. A man describes a female as "fly". A man says "You'd probably want to hit that" about a female. References to penis size/function/erection.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (teens drink Margaritas). Intoxication. EpiPen, Claratyn mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Fricken, s-words, penis, butt, b*tch. Name-calling (super weird, bada**, stupid a**, overweight, middle-aged, diminutive, sidekick, self-absorbed, judgy, annoying, lunatic, rude, drunk, freaks, jacka**, nerd, douchebag, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, Jesus, God, thank God, etc).

  • THEMES

    Adventure, avatars, board games, teamwork, unlikely friendships, curses, cartography, strengths, weaknesses, levels, high school, detention, health, sacrifice, body-hopping, YOLO.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup mentioned. Helicopter. Squirrel, bird, hippo, eagle, mice, tarantula, centipede, black mamba snake, vulture, alligators, scorpion, rhinos, jaguars, elephant. Saliva, urination, spitting. Lightning, thunder, waterfall, bright green light flash. Based on the original book by Chris Van Allsburg.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, engaging, colourful, enjoyable, funny, action-packed, endearing, crowd-pleasing, likeable, big, brash, amiable, amusing. Excellent cast, charming/fun/endearing/self-deprecating performances, decent action-adventure set pieces, sly comedy, smart script, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, familiar. Cheesy/obvious dialogue, dated/low-hanging-fruit comedy, retrograde view of gender roles.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Published in T
Friday, 27 October 2017 21:05
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Hela good.

  • Starring

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Hemsworth, Sam Neill, Matt Damon

  • Directed by

    Taika Waititi

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are kicked, punched, tackled, blasted with bolts of electricity/lightning, hit with objects, decapitated, caged, chained, near-eaten, pursued, spattered in green blood/goo, hai-plucked, throat-grabbed, stabbed, near-crushed, netted, beaten, vaporised, fitted with neck device, zapped, slashed/sliced/run through with swords, impaled, disintegrated/melted, thumped into the ground, pile-driven, sucker-punched, pushed over, thrown through the air, pushed to the ground, eye-plucked/blinded, elbowed, held under water, speared, headbutted, stomped on. Characters fall from high distances, catch on fire, fall down stairs, punch themselves, transform from one being to another, fall over a waterfall. Animal creatures are shot, dragged, thrown off a bridge. Objects knocked over, thrown, smashed, kicked. Sounds of smashing glass heard. Explosions. Burning aircraft, mid-air battle, downed aircraft, aircraft flies into tall object (explosion). Flashback scene of entire community being massacred. A village/city is destroyed. Blades held to throat. A character jumps through a glass window/slides down high buildings. Sparring, fighting (lots). Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead bodies on ground (lots), skeleton, skull. Decapitated dragon head. Blood spray, bloody scratches/grazes, blood on clothing, blood and hair on weapons, bloody eye socket. Objects inserted into neck/removed from neck, dead bodies with protruding swords. Convulsing. Bluish veins beneath skin. Eye patches.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Skimpy/tight-fitting outfits, cleavage, shirtless men, nude male (rear view). Masturbation reference/innuendo joke ("pull me off"). A location is called The Devil's Anus. Orgies mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, goblets, cocktails, spirits). A character has a drinking problem. Intoxication, skulling. Drank/drinking too much mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, sonofab*tch, a-words, p*ss off, bloody. Name-calling (traitor, disgusting, weasley, greasy, wizard, second-rate, evil demoness, sparkles, lunatic, savage, ghost, slobs, coward, executioner, stupied, idiot, baby arms, bad friend, tiny, crazy, fools, hot-headed, thick-headed, creepy old man, criminally seductive, adopted, weird, monster, murderous hag, beast, humiliating, predictable, God of Mischief, the worst, moron, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, damn, for God's sake, oh my God, Lord, get the hell out, my God, damn you, Heavens no, etc).

  • THEMES

    Siblings, dysfunctional families, estranged sisters, theatre, alcohol addiction, betrayal, revolution, exile, shape-shifting.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead friend. Relationship breakup, slaves mentioned. Burning devil creature/fire demons, doglike/spider creatures, dragon/serprent creature, giant wolf, winged horses, cobwebs. Characters with three heads, giant eyes, green eyes, blue eyes, etc. Waterfalls, fireworks. Spitting, mind-reading. Bright light flashes. Mid-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Outrageous, funny, bold, daft, bonkers, fun, absurd, extraordinary, silly, clowning, riotous, colourful, batty, enjoyable, self-aware, evanescent, exhilarating, fresh, charming, googy, kitschy, entertaining, action-packed, screwball, delightful, hilarious, lively. Blockbuster spectacle, high-powered visuals, laugh-heavy prologue, broad/eccentric humour, great actors/performances, scene-stealing performance by Taika Waititi, wicked comic turn by Jeff Goldblum, excellent chemistry between leads, terrific soundtrack, distinctive design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Glib, baggy. One-note characters (especially Hela), predictable/plodding beats, meandering/narcopletic/rote/bloated/endless/aimless/messy story, familiar showdown ending.

The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Published in T
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:09
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sex scene and occasional coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Less of a plane wreck than I expected.

  • Starring

    Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney, Linda Sorensen, Vincent Gale, Marci T. House

  • Directed by

    Hany Abu-Assad

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Light plane crash (tense). People slide down mountain faces/almost fall over a high cliff, fall into freezing water, get caught in a bear trap. An animal is mauled (off-screen). Objects thrown/kicked in anger. A story is told about a young girl killed in an explosion. Skinheads, neo-Nazis, Vietnam War mentioned. Arguing, panic, growling (dog). Blood/gore: Dead human body (frozen), dead animal. Bloody slash on leg (bone/exposed flesh seen); bloody faces, cuts, grazes, fur, ear, snow. Animal flesh is sliced off the carcass, cooked and eaten. Injection. Bruising, wound-cleaning/dressing/stitching, bandages. Burial. People in hospital beds, IV drips. A character suffers a stroke. Emergency surgery on a 10-year-old, cracked ribs, cutting into someone's brain, fatal brain tumour mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bedroom sex scene (undressing, kissing, caressing, nude back/shoulders, shirtless man, slightly exposed nipple). Woman in bra, a woman wears a sheer top with no bra underneath (nipples visible), cleavage. Man in shower (top half seen). Infidelity. Flirting, hugging.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). A character takes Advil tablets.

  • LANGUAGE

    One f-word, two s-words, two a-words, pee. Name-calling (reckless, selfish). Religious exclamations (oh my God, Jesus Christ, Jesus, God bless, what the hell, damn it, etc).

  • THEMES

    Survival, plane crash, hiking, hope, death, romance, photography, heroism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead spouse mentioned. Airport, light plane, hospital settings. Dog, hare, eagle, cougar. Urination. Barbecuing meat. Based on the novel by Charles Martin.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Crowd-pleasing, entertaining, easy, satisfying, unpretentious, solid, diverting, well-paced, high-stakes, glossy, earnest, likeable, tear-jerking. Charming/engaging/compelling lead actors, committed/relaxed/believable/compassionate/connected performances, likeable characters, witty/funny dialogue, nauseating/spectacular plane crash scene, old-fashioned storytelling/direction, beautiful cinematography, eye-popping/breathtaking/gorgeous/majestic locations.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Far-fetched, simplistic, predictable, unsophisticated, distant, muted. Leads look too fresh/healthy, romance plot initially feels a littly phony/unearned, some stifling narrative clichés, moments of danger are resolved too quickly, overstretched third act.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 16 September 2017 22:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Find your inner piece. Get some Ninja inya.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, David Burrows, Alex Kauffman, Justin Theroux

  • Directed by

    Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (Very mild, animated.) Characters are punched, kicked, fired through the air/off a suspension bridge, blown apart, knocked over/knocked to the ground, blasted with fire breath, frozen, zapped with lightning blasts, shirt-grabbed, restrained, pushed, hit with objects, caged, near-drowned, mocked/ridiculed, split apart with swords, hit on the forehead, eaten/regurgitated. A city is attacked by air and sea attacks/a giant animal; mass property destruction, mass panic, vehicles/aircraft/buildings destroyed, burning objects. A busload of children teeters/falls from the edge of an overpass, characters fall over cliff edges/into a river. Many characters behave unkindly to another character (say mean things/send mean text messages/whisper about him to friends/move to other seats to get away from him, etc). Objects thrown, smashed, defaced, snatched, crushed. Explosions, bomb. News reports discuss imminent attacks. Dragonfly swatted. Hissing, screaming. A character says he levels cities, attacks innocent people. Flashback of village under attack. Blood/gore: A character loses an arm/arm reinserted. Blood spatter graphic on screen. Scar on cheek. Skeletons/skulls. Characters with scary red eyes. Bitten by a snake, blown-out ear drum, will melt your skin, chipped tooth mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) LEGO characters in swimwear, shirtless men, close up of man slapping his hairy belly. Ogling. A multi-armed character pretends to make out with himself.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling (bad, loser, weirdo, meddling, stupid, loco, maniacal, twisted, nerds, terrible, caged monkey, weak-voiced, subpar, monster, etc). Beeping sounds heard over a message being read aloud (expletives implied). Four-letter words mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Father-son relationships, heroes, ninjas, birthdays, family secrets, teamwork, elemental powers, rejection, evil overloads, capitalism, exes, brothers, training, moonlighting, secret identities, connectivity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged father. Cat, fish tank, sharks, crabs, butterflies, dragonflies, snakes, spiders, cobwebs, beetles, birds, dragon, eagle, cows, horses, goat, horse-head mask. Snake and eyeballs in jars of formaldehyde. Volcano, full moon, dark/creepy jungle, helicopters. Child's balloon popped. Hot dog characters. Spitting. Vision during end credits. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Irreverant, smart, entertaining, delightful, funny, manic, zippy, action-packed, adequate, kid-distracting. Great voice cast, immersive visuals, thrilling battle sequences, beautiful/slick animation, random/bold/absurdist humour, likeable villain, chaotic/fast-paced/joke-filled first half.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, repetitive, forgettable, middling, disappointing. Flimsy emotional backbone, cheap/sappy sentimentality, weak character arcs, slow second half, cheap set-ups/jokes, bland adventure, lacks satire/originality; the idea is getting a little tired.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Keep calm and do prison yoga.

  • Starring

    Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Salma Hayek, Michael Gor, Dijarn Campbell, Rod Hallett

  • Directed by

    Patrick Hughes

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, kicked, elbowed, headlocked, smacked, pursued, tied up, pistol-whipped, thrown into an industrial rubbish bin, head-slammed, handcuffed, headbutted, ambushed, hit by objects, blasted/thrown through the air, arm-snapped, kneed, held at gunpoint, stabbed, near-drowned, throat-grabbed, flipped, glassed, thrown overboard, knocked into a canal, hit by a car, tortured, electrocuted, hooded, slashed, thrown through windscreen, shoulder-charged, hit by truck, axed, nail-gunned, lassoed with chain, near-choked, held up against wall, headlocked, pushed from a roof onto car. A man is forced to watch his wife and child being executed (shot), a preacher is shot in front of his child, a man's head is forced on to a hamburger grill, a dictator orders a village to be slaughtered (see bodies on ground in front of firing squak/bodies in pit). Explosions, burning debris/vehicles/objects. Reckless driving (vehicles/boat), vehicle rollovers, stealing cars, car chases, car drives through busy cafe, cars/motorcycles rammed, cars/bicycles fall into canal, car rear-ended, boats sideswiped/split in half, car set on fire, truck rams bollards/flips into crowd, helicopter crashes into building. Shootout/fight at a funeral, street/bar fights. Trashed office, house searched/trashed, objects smashed. A wall painting shows a man being stabbed in the neck. A man jumps/falls off a roof and hits scaffolding on the way to the ground. Genocide, executed for treason, ethnic cleansing, war zone, prison shank, dioxin poisoning, skin you like a cat, killed over 250 people, preacher shot then body left on display on church altar mentioned. Screaming, mass panic, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead bodies (one with head caught in elevator doors, one with blade protruding from chest, coffin in casket, etc). Bloody faces/leg/feet/hand/ear/clothing/gashes/bullet wounds/objects; blood spatter/spray, pooling blood, smeared blood, bleeding, bag of blood (IV drip). Burning man. A man removes a bullet from his very bloody leg. A crowd of injured people are treated after a truck is deliberately driven into them then explodes. Bubbled/scarred skin (chloracne), limping, nail protruding/removed from forehead. Bandages. Coffin knocked over (corpse inside). [Wife] chopped off ear and sewed it back on, severed carotid artery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, butt-grabbing. Cleavage, women in lingerie (prostitutes/sex workers), bondage gear in background, shirtless man. Child's toy up wife's bottom mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (swallowing pills). Cocaine, exploded bags of heroin mentioned. Alcohol (hip flask, beer, shots, champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (animals, d*ck, monster, b*tch, useless, puta, pure evil, murderer, coffin-magnet, terrible, sociopaths, d*ckhead, assassin, eavesdropper, stupid, alcoholic, cucaracha, whore, wicked, pussy, child, etc). Religious references (nuns, Jesus sticker, etc) and exclamations (Jesus, thank God, Jesus Christ, Christ, God's wishes, go with God, the Bible says, goddamit, etc). Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Protection services, contract killing, Interpol, exes, rivals, grudges, revenge, rules, forgiveness, corruption, interrogation, torture, confession, dictators, mercenaries, witnesses, unlikely partners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Airport, court, prison, hospital, church, funeral settings. Father in prison, kidnapped daughter mentioned. Helicopters, plane, firecrackers, thunder, lightning. Cows, sheep, blackbirds. Urination, bottle of urine, fart. Taxidermy head/antlers on wall, grilling hamburgers. Brief subtitles (Japanese, French, Russian, Dutch languages).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, ridiculous, screwball, wild, hilarious, profane, entertaining, diverting, brainless, fun, cartoonish. Terrific chemistry between likeable/charming leads, committed/game/snappy/fearless performances, immersive/frenetic visuals, some memorable moments (scene where Darius met Sonia/canal chase).

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, repetitive, generic, predictable, half-assed. Stale action, mediocre set pieces, not quite over-the-top enough, some uninspired dialogue, some lazy screenwriting, underwritten characters, weak female roles, cookie-cutter plot, fake-looking CGI, pedestrian direction, too many endings.