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How To Train Your Dragon 2

Published in H
Sunday, 15 June 2014 04:42
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Hiccup's where it left off.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington

  • Directed by

    Dean DeBlois

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are killed, shot with tranquiliser darts, thrown through the air, shouldered, hit with objects, frozen, near-drowned, knocked over, punched, bound, trapped, threatened, shot at (arrows), face-palmed, sat on, throat-grabbed. Characters fall from great heights, crash into the ground, fall through an ice lake, dangle precariously. Play-fighting, breathing/shooting fire, sharp teeth, roaring. Explosives, fire balls, epic battle sequences. Objects are crushed, damaged, set alight. Burning building/only one survivor mentioned. Blood/gore: A creature is gored. Bloody gash across chin. Skull motifs, scar, missing limbs, sliced wing, blindness. Corpse (beneath blanket).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, hand-holding.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters are hypnotised, sedated.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Gender, marriage, Viking, obesity stereotypes. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Dragon riding, dragon racing, fire-breathing, flight, family, mapping, death, grief, hypnosis, Vikings, stubbornness, teamwork, victory, friendship, exploration, war, ignorance, understanding, forgiveness, reunions, consequences, disability, conservationism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father. Funeral. Estranged mother mentioned. Flocks of birds, sheep, dragons, winged sea creatures, scary masked figure, fish, waterfall. Drumstick, fish eaten. Fur, animal pelt worn. Licking, bottom-sniffing, saliva, regurgitation. High sweeping aerials. Based on the books by Cressida Cowell.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exciting, confident, complete, satisfying, dramatic, upsetting, worthy, delightful, fast-paced, gleeful, smart, funny, serious, stirring, earnest, unflinching, dark, complex, intense. Impressive use of the freedom of animation, astonishingly beautiful/expressive flight scene, lush/gorgeous/surreal/dense visuals, impressive sense of scale, excellent high-profile voice cast, thematically focused story, vivid world, terrific creature design, commendable message, superbly crafted, characters evolve, frightening moments are not sugar-coated, gripping action sequences, spectacular use of 3D, outstanding attention to detail, even better than the first.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Disconnected, complicated, half-baked, repetitive, meandering. Mother reunion storyline is handled too dismissively, lacklustre villain, dragons dumbed down, overarching plot.

Robocop (2014)

Published in R
Saturday, 22 February 2014 20:27
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The tin man has no heart.

  • Starring

    Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson

  • Directed by

    José Padilha

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (military weapons, handguns), thrown through the air, severely burned, near-choked, maimed, pushed, tasered. Shootouts, explosions, military ambush, gunfire, suicide bombers, car bomb, grenade. Broken glass, property damage, buildings destroyed. Military setting (Tehran). Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan mentioned. Rape, arson, murder, domestic violence, loss of American lives mentioned. Screaming, arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody clothing, bleeding, blood splatter, bloody face. Decapitated head (robot), corpses, dismemberment. Severed spine, 4th degree burns, paralysis mentioned. Damaged red eye (close-up), exposed brain, lungs, exposed body parts, diagrams of human exoskeleton.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing. Woman in bra, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug deal, drug lab, bags of white powder seen. Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer). Totally stoned mentioned. Dopamine, antidepressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word (bleeped), s-words, a-words, b*tch, crap. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Robotics, drones, cyborgs, technology, safety, law enforcement, war, Middle East, weapons dealing, rehabilitation, dirty cops, free will, protocol, family, jingoism, security, criminals, justice, trauma, disability, greed.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased child (shot). Military jets/aircraft, helicopters, officer down. Hospital setting. Patients with missing limbs (photos), patients in hospital beds, patients hooked up to tubes, brain surgery, medical examinations. Divorce mentioned. Spitting. Some Farsi (subtitles). Some shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Timely, satirical, creative, compelling, exciting, pacy, thoughtful, grounded, kinder, gentler, updated, rearranged, slick, solid. Cool CGI, stylistically retro, character-based, brisk direction, competent execution, well cast, low-key finale, pitch-perfect tone, big ideas, smarter than expected. Fight scenes are effectively choreographed.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shallow, misguided, creaky, deafening, boring, heavy-handed, witless, cheap-looking, muddle-brained, illogical, tedious, overwrought, plodding, lifeless, frenetic, dull, flat-footed, humourless. Underdeveloped subplots, some dull action sequences, melodramatic storyline, murky cinematography, poorly paced.

This is the End

Published in T
Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:31
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude humour, coarse language, sexual references, comedic violence, nudity and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Hell on Earth.

  • Starring

    Seth Rogen, Jay Burachel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Channing Tatum, Paul Rudd

  • Directed by

    Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped by a demon creature (implied), slapped, punched, demonically possessed, sucked into a sinkhole, crushed, impaled, burned, shot at, threatened with an axe, stabbed, thrown through the air, eaten by a mob, hit with objects, tied up. People point a gun at each other, a man puts a gun to his own head, a man puts a gun in his mouth. Earthquakes, explosions, tremors, vehicle collisions, smashed objects, property damage, mass panic, debris. Burning buildings, vehicles and city; housefire. Bright beams of light shoot from the sky and transport people upward. A beam of light tears through a monster's flesh. Two men crash through a floor, several men fall down stairs. A girl remarks jokingly that she will blow her brains out. Assassination, self-sacrifice, serial killers, fatalities, looter, rapist, paedophile (slang), tsunamis, wildfire, apocalypse, zombie invasion mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing, growling. Blood/gore: Corpses. Decapitated head. Spraying blood, pooling blood, gushing blood, blood nose, bloody forehead, scratches on arm, bloody tissue, bruising. Human skull. Flesh eaten, maiming, convulsing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A group of men joke about the likelihood of raping a woman. Two women are seen kneeling before a half-naked man (fellatio, anal-licking implied). Foreplay mentioned. Bum-slapping, bondage. Sexual banter, sexual slang. Frequent discussion about rape, masturbation, ejaculation and homosexuality. Nudity: Naked man-bum, shirtless men. Phallic sculpture. Pictures of half-naked women in a pornographic magazine. Enormous demon erections. Skimpy clothing and swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People smoke many marijuana joints, use cannabis pipes, snort cocaine, light crack pipes. Cocaine is thrown in a man's face, a man's drink is spiked. Bags of marijuana, ecstasy pills, 'shrooms, drug paraphernalia seen. Drug-induced behaviour. Drug lords, hallucinogens, acid mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Smoking (marijuana joints, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Slang and actual terms for genitalia, bodily fluids, sex acts. Derogatory terms for women. Name-calling. Heavy religious references and exclamations. Jokes about rape, homosexuality, race, gender, obesity. People discuss an animal's disability in mocking terms. Cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, weight stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Apocalypse, rapture, judgement, friendship, survival, disaster, lockdown, rationing, film sequels, cabin fever, The Exorcist, demonic possession, Book of Revelations, confessions, exorcism, redemption, celebrity, Heaven and Hell, drugs, parties, hedonism, ego.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Demonic, lizard-like creatures with yellow eyes, pointed teeth, sharp claws, extra heads, horns and/or wings are seen. Snake-like creatures grow out of a demon's back, a man keeps a pet human on a leash. Helicopter crash, dog, toilet, urination, sparks, spitting, projectile vomiting. The Devil, gluten intolerance, low blood sugar, excessive sweating, drinking own urine mentioned. Hamburger, bacon eaten; uncooked meat seen. Flashing strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Audacious, wild, scandalous, inspired, self-deprecating. Hilarious if you enjoy gross-out humour. Flashy cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Offensive, unfunny, puerile, ridiculous, moronic, unintelligent, self-indulgent, smug, absurd, tedious.