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Insurgent

Published in I
Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:08
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Go, with happiness.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping), gun pointed at child. People are shot, tackled, maimed (implied), swiped at, held at knife-point, knocked over, hit with objects, butt-whipped, head-slammed, body-slammed, arm-snapped, thrown from a moving train, near-stabbed, near-choked, kicked, headbutted, held at gunpoint, bound, tested, dragged, sedated, tackled, thrown through the air, thrown/dangled from great heights. People fall down stairs, fall to their death (suicide). Fist fights, stealing. Burning objects/buildings, crumbled city, smashed glass. Toxic surroundings, poisoning, abusive father, killing, suicide mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, broken body, body on stretcher. Injections. Bloody necks, face, side, mouth, hand, nose, objects, smear, fingers, scratch. Nose bleeds, bleeding ear, convulsing. Bandaged hand, stitching, neural imaging. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed (sex implied). Kissing, undressing. Cleavage, exposed midriff, shirtless couple. Sheer nightwear. Female in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Truth serum administered. People are shot with sleeping/mind control pellets, sedated.

  • LANGUAGE

    Partial f-word, s-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Humanity, civilisation, society, factions, peace, conformity, nightmares, pacifism, forgiveness, train-hopping, secrets, alliance, justice, mind control, suicide, simulators, inner demons, sequels, rebels, grief, guilt, civil war, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, deceased mother. Dead parents mentioned. Crows/blackbirds, horses, welding sparks. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cohesive, involving, action-packed. Strong cast, impressive supporting cast, slick direction, impressive/imaginative/eye-catching/dazzling effects, vividly rendered, extraordinary hallucinatory visuals, breathless chases, tough/vulnerable/relatable performance from Shailene Woodley, pulsing score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Heavy-handed, derivative, listless, muddled, jargon-heavy, clunky, plodding, insufferable. Oppressive self-serious, thuddingly obvious dialogue, nonsensical premise, one-note plot, suffers from mid-chapteritis, 3D is mostly pointless.

Divergent

Published in D
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:59
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Fear less.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Kate Winslet

  • Directed by

    Neil Burger

  • Running time

    139 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, drugged, punched, hit, elbowed, smacked, thrown, kicked, pushed from a high ledge, attacked by animals, stuck in quicksand, near-drowned, mobbed, hit with objects, bound, slapped, stabbed, near-choked, held/threatened at gunpoint/knife-point, slashed (knife). A youth commits suicide, people are herded into trains. Weapons, combat training. Shootout, shattered glass, burning undergrowth, home invasions. War mentioned, domestic violence (father beating son) implied. Blood/gore: Corpses. Youths slice their hands with a knife. Dripping blood, bloody knuckles, bloody noses, bloody ear, bruising, scars. Object protruding from skin. Needles injected into necks (frequent).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man forces himself on a teen girl. Kissing, caressing, hand-holding. Shirtless men, girl in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged. Unknown serums consumed, injected.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Class sorting, choice, factions, outliers, testing, dystopian future, war, train-hopping, free will, tattooing, acrophobia, flying fox, bravery, fears, secrets, conformity, suicide, claustrophobia, hallucination, mind control, betrayal, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents killed. Tattooing scene. Dogs, flock of birds. Slab of raw meat. Hamburger eaten. Some sweeping, high aerial cinematography. Based on Veronica Roth's bestselling novel.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intriguing, unpleasant, diverting. Excellent chemistry between leads, perfect casting, brutal violence, solid performances, good pacing, impressive CGI, rousing score, lean first half, artfully captures essence of the novel, don't need to have read the novel to enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, overwrought, uneven, convoluted, over-plotted, weak, formulaic, dumb, bland, unimaginative, clunky, grim, derivative. Familiar/ridiculous premise, countless plot-holes, under-developed world, excessive voice-over, lackluster direction, dramatically flat, stultifying script, too intent on setting up for sequels, drawn-out second half, lazy/loose/weak storytelling, unconvincing setting.

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.