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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.

Gods of Egypt

Published in G
Thursday, 25 February 2016 05:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Death is not the end.

  • Starring

    Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Elodie Yung, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Geoffrey Rush, Rufus Sewell, Chadwick Boseman, Emma Booth, Bruce Spence, Bryan Brown, Goran D. Kleut

  • Directed by

    Alex Proyas

  • Running time

    127 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are stabbed, impaled, run through, punched, kicked, hit with objects, knocked down, thrown through the air, slammed against objects, singed, stomped on, shot (arrow), throat-grabbed, slashed, dragged, beheaded, crushed (implied), near-eaten, pursued, headbutted, caged/trapped, taunted. People fall over, hit their heads, fall from high ledges, have their eyes plucked out/wings cut off, limbs removed. Objects knocked over, smashed, destroyed, thrown. Destroyed buildings, temples, structures. Fireballs, explosions, lightning beams. Stealing. Billowing smoke (burning village implied). Yelling, arguing, mass panic. Feed them to the jackals, I'll snap your neck mentioned. Blood/gore: Eyes are removed/inserted. Wings/leg/head cut off. Brain, heart removed. Some characters bleed golden blood (on faces, heads, clothing, ground, objects). Bloody wound, face, mouth. Hanging lion (corpse), burning animal. Some characters have dead-looking faces with missing noses and exposed/decayed bone and skin. Human skulls, sarcophagi. Dead animals, body cut into pieces, liquified brain mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man goes to bed with his mistress (sex and full nudity implied). Kissing, flirting, ogling, massaging. Shirtless men, women in very skimpy clothing, bare-backed woman, cleavage. Dressing. Statues of creatures with exposed breasts. Fornicating mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People lie comatose (intoxication implied). People hold goblets of unknown liquid (wine assumed). Wine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Egyptian gods and goddesses, love, power, masculinity, family, offerings, fratricide, revenge, betrayal, slavery, exile, demons, creation, reincarnation, knowledge, lying.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother/father, dead girlfriend. Dead mother (suicide) mentioned. Flocks of birds, horses, underworld creatures that resemble animals (snakes, rams, dog, horse, eagle, scarabs, giant wormlike creature with many teeth/Apophis), skeletal creatures, beasts with tentacles, elephants, scorpions, woman with forked tongue. Waterfalls. Feathers, leather worn. Spitting. Some sweeping/dizzying camera angles, bright strobe flashes of light.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Surreal, effects-driven, extravagant. Busy visuals, corny humour, audience-friendly cast, ornate costumes, passable chemistry between leads, serviceable performances, the opening isn't terrible.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, silly, tedious, repetitive, uninvolving, cliched, puzzling, whitewashed, ersatz, dreadful, chintzy, self-indulgent, interminable, overstuffed, wilted, bloated, shoddy, flat, bonkers, ridiculous, cheesy. Baffling characters, numbing/unimaginative action, unresolved conflicts, superficial imagery, unengaging narrative, over-emphasised aesthetics, weird accents, nervous editing, shlocky/unimpressive CGI.

GI Joe: Retaliation

Published in G
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 06:24
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    When GI Joes have a blast, it's nuclear.

  • Starring

    Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, DJ Cotrona, RZA

  • Directed by

    Jon M Chu

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot/attacked with handguns, shotguns, submachine guns, machine guns, rifles, rocket launchers, chain guns and mortars. Things get blown up, smashed. Debris from buildings, objects and vehicles scatters, burns. Video game shooting is seen. Water boarding, killing is mentioned. An assassination is heard on a news report; footage seen. A man slices his face with a blade. A man is restrained on a chair with his hands tied behind his back. Large explosions. Air/sea raids. People jump down a well. Man is restrained by bars attached to a metal collar. People are kept submerged in canisters (alive but unable to move). Fighting with swords, knives, a sai, throwing stars, objects, hand-to-hand combat, kicking, punching, martial arts, choking. A man is drowned. Electrocution. A man receives severe burns. A man is drugged and kidnapped. People fall long distances to their deaths. A man is hit by a car. Weapons are fired from guns, motorbikes, tanks, aircraft, satellites. Nuclear missiles launched. Famous city is obliterated. Blood/gore: Dead bodies seen. Cuts, bruising, scratches, disfigurement. Blood on faces, heads, hands, clothing. Burnt/charred flesh. A model of a human skeleton is seen. A man is zipped into a body bag.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. A woman undresses (seen in reflection). A woman is seen in her underwear. A woman wears skimpy exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged using a synthetic neurochemical. A man is immobilised by a sedative (amobarbital). Gambling (poker is mentioned). Alcohol (beer is mentioned).

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, name-calling, gender stereotypes, obscene finger gestures, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Covert operations, nuclear warfare, US military, national security, POTUS, family, microtechnology, forensics, invasion, world power/domination, gangs, imposters, disguise.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    North Korean DMZ setting. Brief Korean language with no subtitles. Loud tone heard (indicating hearing damage). Flashes have mild strobe effect. A roasted fish is seen. Death of a friend/colleague. Prison setting. Alternative medicine. Desert setting. Flatlining. Bag of dogtags (representing slain soldiers). High aerial camera shots over mountainous terrain. Rock-climbing, abseiling, free falling, flying-fox aerobatics. Avalanche. Retina scan. Hypodermic needle.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Weapons. Impressive action choreography. Satisfyingly blockbuster. Touches of humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cartoonish script. Dim dialogue. Action is difficult to follow in 3D. One-dimensional characters.