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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Published in J
Saturday, 06 May 2017 03:39
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    It's Wick-ed.

  • Starring

    Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo

  • Directed by

    Chad Stahelski

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (wrist-slitting/thumb pressed to vein near open wound to accelerate bleeding). People are shot (many), punched, kicked, flipped, stabbed, hit by vehicles, pursued, face-grabbed, smacked, garrotted, choked, thrown through the air/against objects, smacked down, head-slammed, pile-driven, elbowed, tackled, thrown down stairs, arm-snapped, finger-snapped, thrown through windows (shattered glass), neck-snapped, hit with an object. Body falls onto mirrored floor/head smashes glass. Object rammed into ear cavity. Motorbike/car crashes, vehicles rammed, smashed windscreen, cars shot. Explosion, burning house, burned-out house. Mexican standoff, men in balaclavas. Killed a dog, stole a car, killed my nephew/my brother, kill my sister, pressing knives to throats/blades were meant for their children mentioned. Screaming, panic. Painting of bloody battle (bayonets, soldiers, etc). Weapons rooms. Blood/gore: Wrist-slitting, bloodletting. Bloody face, forehead, nose, knuckles, hands, wrists, cuts, scratches, clothing, wounds, thumbprints, ground, objects; blood and gore on pencil. Blood/gore spatter, pooling blood, bloody water, smeared blood. Bone-snapping sounds. Pencil into ear, knife into chest, knife through hand. Scars, bruising, bandage, limping. People on hospital gurneys, IV drips, flatlining (flashback). High body count. Skull motifs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude woman in bath (undressing, rear view, side view). A man is crotch-grabbed/bum-grabbed. Nude statues (art gallery). Cleavage. Kissing/caressing (brief flashback scene).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bags of white powder, suitcases of gold and cash. Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Club/bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling (boogeyman, etc). Religious references (Jesus saves poster, sign of the cross, crucifix, etc) and exclamations (what the hell, damnation, the devil, damn, descent into hell, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Contract killing, revenge, suicide, fratricide, assassins, secret/underground orders, dog lovers, grief.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife, dead dog, dead nephew, dead brother mentioned. Cremation implied. Dog. Very brief Russian, Italian, Hebrew, sign languages (subtitles). Strobe lighting (nightclub scene).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brutal, bruising, relentless, exaggerated, confident, satisfying, snazzy, visceral, gratuitous, crunchy, action-packed, enjoyable, ridiculous, entertaining, gloomy, vicious, kinetic, poetic. Relatable/focused/rootable/cool/intense/panther-like performance by Keanu Reeves, elaborate/frenetic/impressive/dizzying sequences, exuberant style, gorgeous/inspired/energetic/neon-lit/lovely visuals, elegant/exquisite fight choreography, dizzying climax.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some tiresome/uninteresting parts, some unnecessary plot details/world-building.

Passengers (2016)

Published in P
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 11:12
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Something broken; something big.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia

  • Directed by

    Morten Tyldum

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man contemplates suicide. Characters are punched, kicked, near-drowned, trapped in a hibernation pod (claustrophobic), poked, slapped, near-hit by falling objects, injured by flying debris, deprived of oxygen, thrown to the ground, sucked through doors, scalded, dragged. An android slams his head into a counter-top. Objects thrown, smashed, hit with tools, pushed off table, incinerated. A spaceship is hit by asteroids. Explosions, burning equipment, fireball. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Shoplifting, murder mentioned. A man say, "you kill me". Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody arm, noses, hand, bandage; bleeding, coughing up blood. Object removed from skin. Injections (needles seen entering skin/blood spots on wounds). Torn skin flaps (on android). Scars, cuts. Defibrillation, resuscitation, oxygen mask. A man suffers from hibernation sickness, a woman says she is going to be sick.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes (bedroom, cafeteria, etc). Kissing, undressing, flirting, voyeurism, hand-holding. Nude couple (no genitals seen). Male bottom, sideboob. People in swimwear, nightwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine, champagne). Intoxication. Drawers of medication. Sedative pills dispensed (none consumed).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, sonofab*tch, damn, oh God.

  • THEMES

    Colonisation, cryosleep, loneliness, need, greed, betrayal, survival, mechanics, ethics, suicide, writers, mortality, entertainment, humankind, over-population, relationships, anger, hurt, death, gravity, class, system failure.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend, partners. Dead father (heart attack) mentioned. Freefalling in space. Power blackout. Chickens, birds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, touching, heartfelt, impressive, interesting, enjoyable, creepy. Magnetic/charming chemistry between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, terrific supporting performance by Michael Sheen, intriguing premise, promising beginning, sharp/seamless CGI, visually impressive/dazzling set pieces, impressive swimming pool scene, elegant costumes, moments of brilliance.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, heavy-handed, predictable, sterile, thin, flat-footed, dumbed-down, creaky, disappointing, anodyne, un-dramatic, forgettable,corny, silly, unconvincing. Loose assembly, underwritten characters, some head-slappingly bad dialogue, perfunctory spacewalk scene, intrusive score, iffy/stupid conclusion.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Published in B
Friday, 25 March 2016 00:57
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Intense sequences of violence and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Martha, Martha, Martha.

  • Starring

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot, Scoot McNairy, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Brandon Spink

  • Directed by

    Zack Snyder

  • Running time

    151 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, crushed, thrown through the air/against objects, hooded, punched, kicked, hit, headbutted, flipped, bashed through walls, tied up, branded, hit with objects, arrested, knocked out, kidnapped, bitten (dream sequence), cut in half (dream sequence), beaten, tackled, pistol-whipped, chained, dragged, shoulder-charged, pushed from high ledges, gagged, gassed, stomped, throat-grabbed, sliced, arm-snapped, pile-driven, stabbed, elbowed, nuked, near-drowned, maimed, impaled. A man is shot execution-style (implied), a rocket explodes on launch. Missiles, blue power-bolts, heavy weapons, grenades, alien attack. Explosions, fireballs, big electric supercharges. Mass property destruction/panic, bridges/buildings/roads collapse, debris, burning building. Reckless driving, car crashes/rollovers, vehicles thrown through the air/rammed/dragged, burning car, truck explosion, boat collapse (dry dock), aircraft crash. A child falls down a well, a man is seen trapped beneath heavy steel pylons, fighters seen boxing in an (assumed) illegal match, a man's heart is pulled out of his chest (implied), people fall through a glass ceiling. A hanged effigy is burned. Flooding, stranded people on rooftops seen. Objects smashed, banged, defaced. Military vehicles/soldiers/aircraft, armed militia seen. Newspaper headlines on wall detail several mass disasters; television reports announce breaking disasters/deadly factory fire. Theft. A painting shows men and demons fighting. Yelling, arguing, screaming, roaring. Terrorist/terrorism, human traffic, dirty bombs, innocents die, sex trafficker, child predator, weapon of assassination, war, drowning horses, suicide, trading pelts/skins, doomsday mentioned. Blood/gore: Slicing skin/hand, removing fingerprints. Bloody scratches/gashes/sweat drops/faces/eye, blood spatter on face, dripping blood, bloody chest wound. Skin burned/peeled off/branded, exposed bone. Missing limbs (man in wheelchair; amputation implied), hand cut off. A live head and torso are attached to a board; limb generation seen (science experiment). People on stretchers, IV drips, body bag. Pupil dilation, scar, jar of urine. Arm (bone) snap heard. A beast emerges from an amniotic sac. Coffins, memorial, skull motifs (Day of the Dead celebrations). A monitor shows decaying cells. Thousands/millions dead mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Woman in bath (full nudity implied). Nude male corpse (no genitals seen), nude gigantic beast (no genitals visible). Couple in bath (sex implied). Shirtless men, people in swimwear/tribal wear, low-cut gowns, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (shots, wine, champagne, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, sonofab*tch, p*ss. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Batman, Superman, superheroes, vigilantes, power, rescue, orphans, legacy, death, grief, alien attacks, funerals, mother-son relationships, alter-egos, villains, carnage, misunderstandings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered parents. Dead mother (implied). Funeral, courtroom, prison, dystopian wasteland settings. Tombstones, coffins, helicopters, jets, plane, lightning, thunder, power blackout. Horses, bats, reef fish, giant UFO, spaceships. Fantasy creatures (vampire, jellyfish, flying man-insects, vines); characters with glowing/laser eyes, laser teeth, slime. Deceased father seen (apparition). Jar of urine, gagging. Brief foreign languages (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Epic, exhilarating, stylish, high-concept, imposing. Strong/emotional performance by Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot is awesome/entertaining/watchable as Wonder Woman, clever opening/establishing scene, tightly choreographed fight sequences, hyper-stylised combat imagery, camp weight training montage, fleeting glimpse of future superhero characters, effective score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Jumbled, overstuffed, lengthy, brooding, scattered, gloomy, unfun, overwrought, solemn, operatic, dull, cluttered, huge, busy, unwielding, underwhelming, dreary, frustrating, unfinished, lumbering, empty, plastic, bombastic, self-important, loud, sprawling, distracted, meat-headed, humourless. Wonky narrative, incoherent structure, formulaic/one-note premise, half-baked plot, weighted dialogue, intensely annoying/charmless villain, pointless exposition about Batman's parents' death, fundamentally disconnected, CGI overkill, generic/exhausting denoument, any of the film's surprises are revealed in the trailer.

Ride Along

Published in R
Monday, 27 January 2014 02:51
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Flat. Tires.

  • Starring

    Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne

  • Directed by

    Tim Story

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, pursued, pushed, punched, kicked, car-jacked, slapped, grabbed, hit with objects, poked, threatened, headlocked, wrestled, arrested, headbutted, thrown through the air, body-slammed. Dangerous driving, motorcycle accidents, vehicle pursuit, vehicle rollover, damaged vehicles. Shootout, smashed glass, explosions, grenades, burning debris. Objects thrown, property damage. Target practice (shooting). Schoolyard brawling. Videogame violence (shooting, punching, war-zone setting). Arguing, yelling. References to war in Afghanistan, military service. Getting stabbed by hep-C needles mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wound, bloody clothing. People on stretchers. Corpse, blood splatter, missing limb (video gameplay). Legs blown off (mentioned).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing, ogling. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Shirtless man, man in underwear. References to sex acts. Couple seen in bed together. Reference to paedophilia. Strip-club setting (pole-dancing, women in lingerie).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Intoxication. Morphine administered.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch, bastard, p*ss. Name-callling. Terms for genitals. Gender, police, relationship, biker, ethnic, cultural, racial, mental illness stereotypes. Midget joke. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Police work, siblings, in-laws, mentoring, rookies, humiliation, sidekicks, video games, weapons knowledge, practical jokes, trust, engagement, gangsters, dirty cops, corruption, illegal arms dealing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Spitting. Dead dog mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Watchable, amusing, competent. Effectively choreographed, appealing cast, frantic action, broad appeal, good comic timing, passable chemistry between leads. Has potential.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mushy, typical, familiar, formulaic, brainless, underwritten, clichéd, un-smart, unfunny, generic, trite, predictable, uneven, lazy, listless, junky, sloppy, uninspired, dreadful, shoddy. Modest story, lazy script, over-reaching performances, stupid finale, mouldy gags. Dull, convoluted plot.

Man of Steel

Published in M
Saturday, 15 June 2013 02:17
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction violence.

  • The pitch

    Super, man.

  • Starring

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Dylan Sprayberry, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni, Ayelet Zurer, Cooper Timberline

  • Directed by

    Christopher Nolan

  • Running time

    143 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/aliens are shot with laser guns, shot at, stabbed, punched, kicked, grabbed, head-butted, disintegrated, knocked over, frozen, burned, trapped, near-drowned, hit with objects, catapulted through the air, body-slammed, beaten, wrestled, pursued, pinned, sucked out of aircraft, restrained, held at gunpoint, tormented with deafening tone. Air raid, exploding aircraft, missiles, many buildings/skyscrapers collapse, objects thrown through the air, extensive destruction and debris, stealing, famous city under attack. Explosions, armed military, tanks, guns (handguns, futuristic lasers, machine guns, grenade-launchers, rifles), smashed glass. An animal is fatally wounded. Vehicle crashes over bridge, fills with water. Broken necks. People free-fall, are fatally thrown from great heights. Metallic vines with sharp pincers snap at/restrain a man. A woman is trapped beneath rubble. Helicopters, planes, spacecraft crash and burn; objects, spacecraft burn upon re-entry. Attempted coup, planet destroyed. Destruction of humankind discussed. Arguing, shouting, screaming. Stealing, heresy, genocide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh and decayed), burned skull, skeleton images, decayed flesh, hundreds of skulls, scarred face. Bloody scratches and cuts, bloody wounds, bloody clothing. View of human anatomy, skeletal system, muscles and nervous system operating beneath flesh. Glowing red eyes. Blood extraction (needle pierces skin, blood seen, vomiting blood. Burning man. A wound is cauterised.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bum-grabbing. Kissing. Naked baby. Shirtless man. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Tranquilising agent mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, d*ck. Name-calling, teasing, bullying. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Superman, superpowers, hope, destiny, science fiction, alien invasion, UFOs, the apocalypse, insurgency, heroism, weakness, X-ray vision, flying, photo-journalism, undercover identity, foster care, estrangement, natural disaster, morality, humanity, mass destruction, genocide, terraforming, genetic engineering.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents/father killed, newborn sent away, dead father seen in flashback. Cemetery, other-world, outer space, church settings. Childbirth scene; foetal sacs. Flying creatures, alien animals, marine insects, dead fish, whales, flocks of birds (seagulls), polar bear, giraffe, elephants, dogs, butterfly. Fishing, trawling. Plane and helicopter crashes, tornado, lightning, thunder, power blackout, dust storm, spitting, vomiting. Urination, cancer, alien pathogen, ghosts mentioned. Sky-high, tropospheric and stratospheric cinematography; blurred and jerky camera movements, swooping aerials. Bright laser lights and light flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Good action, diverse cast, fairly believable performances overall, ambitious, has heart, spectacular CGI, beautifully shot, multidimensional.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mindless action, manipulative rhetoric, over-the-top finale, overuse of flashback, long running time. Cheesy dialogue. Some weakness in casting and performances. Feels like a visual eye-bashing.