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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.

Captain America: Civil War

Published in C
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 01:17
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Iron Man is Mister Softee.

  • Starring

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Martin Freeman, Marisa Tomei

  • Directed by

     Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

  • Running time

    147 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (guns/arrows), kicked, punched, elbowed, headlocked, gassed (smoke grenades), thrown through the air/against objects, roundhouse-kicked, tackled, flipped, body-slammed, throat-grabbed, near-choked, drowned, tortured (water), tasered, blasted, pursued, set alight, tied up, hung upside down, imprisoned, head-banged, knocked off motorcycles, arrested, face-grabbed, smacked, restrained, shoulder-charged, near-crushed, near-stomped, beaten. People fall down elevator shafts, stairwells, from high ledges/the sky. Thwarted suicide attempt (shooting). Hand-to-hand combat, combat training. Smashed objects, mass property damage. Explosions, bomb blasts. Gate, doors, vehicles rammed. Vehicle into tree, cars dropped, rollovers, carjacking, motorcycle stolen. Burning vehicles/building/man/aircraft. Helicopter crashes. Armed soldiers, military vehicles seen. Newspaper articles mention robbed police stations, terrorism. Archival footage of aircraft crashing, buildings collapsing. Screaming, arguing, mass panic. Weapons of mass destruction, criminals, assassination mentioned. Blood/gore: Inert/dead bodies, walking wounded, coffin. Arm blown off/missing limb. Bloody faces (very), clothing, scratches, grazes, objects, bullet wounds. Burned/scarred face, bloodshot eyes, scars. Bruising, arm in sling. Patients on stretchers, IV drips, IV lines seen along arms (close-up), MRI, people in cryogenic tanks, physical therapy. Foreign blood spilled, heart attack, numbers of injured/dead, shattered S1, extreme laceration of spinal cord, paralysis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Cleavage. Tight-fitting, skimpy costumes.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (bottles of wine, spirits seen).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, p*ss, cr*p. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Avengers, collateral damage, missions, friends, allies, mind control, post-hypnotic suggestion, grief, blame, truces, vengeance, loyalty, United Nations, regulations, biological weapons, vigilantism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered parents/father. Dead sons, wife, parents mentioned. Church, funeral, bar, airport settings. Dog, spider's web, power outage. Helicopters, planes. Spitting. Brief Russian, German, Hungarian, Nigerian languages (subtitles). Some high/dizzying aerial camerawork, and fast-moving/hand-held camerawork. Mid-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Propulsive, crisp, efficient, elegant, fan-pleasing, character-driven, ultimate, great, compelling, grown-up, near-perfect, mainstream, crackerjack, satisfying, indulgent, fun, epic, exciting, giddy, gargantuan, mature, substantive, bright, creative, insightful, affecting. Colossal cast of characters, Chris Evans is superb as Steve Rogers, sympathetic performance by Robert Downey Jr, scene-stealing performance by Tom Holland, miraculously juggles multiple characters, joyous new characters/cameos, smart/spare story, no grandstanding supervillain plot, inventive/fun airport scene, generally well-paced, Marvel's finest hour so far.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overstuffed. Sprawling running time, not particularly innovative, one too many plot swerves, unnecessary romantic sub-plot.

Transcendence

Published in T
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:00
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Non-pc love.

  • Starring

    Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, Clifton Collins Jr.

  • Directed by

    Wally Pfister

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, hit, abducted, choked, threatened at gunpoint, poisoned, caged, bound, handcuffed, arrested, pursued, grabbed, beaten. Explosions, fireballs, smashed objects, broken glass, break-and-enter, burning debris, vehicle collision/rollover. Yelling, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, torsos, heads, clothing, cuts, scratches. Blood splatter, bloody bullet wounds, corpses, bruising, scars. Medical procedures: Injections (including eyeball), surgical procedures, flatlining, surgery drill, wound-dressing, blood samples, IV drip, patients in hospital beds, oxygen mask. Brain/neural maps and scans, veins, healing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bedroom sex. Kissing. People wear singlets, skimpy clothing. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are poisoned with dioxin, injected with unknown serum. Prescription medication consumed. Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, the internet, neural engineering, research and development, blood sampling, radiation poisoning, grief, computer hacking, healing, quantum processing, blindness, regeneration, Y2K, evolution, computer viruses, sacrifice, love, ethics, god complex, terrorism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband/friend. Spreading ashes. Hospital, bar settings. Monkeys, dog, seagull, dove, goldfish. Light aircraft, thunder, vomiting, toilet. Cancer, Alzheimer's mentioned. Fast editing, bright light flash.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, beautiful, futuristic, confounding, stunning, heady, thoughtful, shrewd, stylish, low-key, real, intriguing, ambitious, grounded, smart. Awe-inspiring closing image, portentous score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Over-the-top, muted, messy, confused, flawed, muddled, familiar, over-plotted, derivative, disembodied, preposterous, unfathomable, boring. Silly premise, overbearing tone, bland imagery, lethargic direction, droning narration, strained performance from Depp, underwhelming ending.

Iron Man 3

Published in I
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Good things come in multiples.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak

  • Directed by

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/robots are shot, hit, punched, stabbed, slapped, pushed, threatened, vaporised, burned, electrocuted, tasered, tied up, thrown through glass, catapulted through the air, hit by a truck, fall from tremendous heights, hang precariously. Explosions, projectiles, debris. Burning objects, buildings; helicopters, aircraft destroyed. Mid-air explosions. Weapons include handguns, submachine guns, machine guns, rocket launchers, heli guns, rifles. Television footage shows hooded men shot by firing squad, military attacks, armed soldiers, slaughter of American Indians over land claims, burning man. A man is trapped underwater, beneath debris. Dangerous driving, vehicle collision. Stealing. Screaming. Blood/gore: Blood on faces, heads, hands, clothing, pooled blood. Bruising, scars, gashes, cuts, missing limbs. Shrapnel removed. People appear to burn beneath skin. Missing limbs appear to regenerate. Singed corpses. Body caught on power lines. A woman threatens to commit suicide. Hypodermic syringes, acupuncture needles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple go to a hotel room to have a one-night stand. Sexual banter and innuendo. Threesome (implied). Kissing, ogling. Woman in lingerie (seen from behind). Swimwear (bikinis).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits). A woman keeps pills by her bed. A man injects himself with an implant device. People are injected with fictional serum Extremis.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Religious exclamations. Cultural, gender, and ethnic stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Genetic regeneration, DNA coding, brain-mapping, bioelectricity, revenge, betrayal, deception, terrorism, extremism, hero worship, obsession, evolution, biology, hijacking, kidnapping, execution, media manipulation, exile.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Demons, aliens, nightmares mentioned. A man suffers from anxiety attacks, visits a crime scene (bomb). Balloons, fireworks, helicopters, aircraft, dog, bird. Sleep deprivation. Birth, assisted suicide, suicide bombing, V2 bomb, crude oil spill, estranged father, bullying, PTSD, plastic surgery, excessive pain, (discussed). Hospital setting. Flash editing has mild strobe effect. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Explosive special effects. Witty, amusing, creative, polished, crowd-pleasing, impressive, fast-paced. Solid performances. Exploits flaws beautifully. Excellent plot twist.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Meandering screenplay.

Iron Man 2

Published in I
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 05:28
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Double the comic-book adventure.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L Jackson, Clark Gregg, John Slattery, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Gary Shandling

  • Directed by

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/robots get shot, punched, kicked, garrotted, head-butted, pricked, hung, burned, whipped, tasered, electrocuted, pepper-sprayed, bitten, boxed, wrestled, hooded, thrown through the air, catapulted through glass; necks broken. Explosions. Screaming. Broken glass. Dangerous driving; vehicle collisions. Burning clothing. Man hit by car, crushed between car and fence. Video footage of soldiers, explosions, military helicopters. Building, rooms, objects destroyed. A bird is shoved into a bag. Blood/gore: Corpses (some hanging). Blood on hand, faces, heads; blood splatter. A man frequently inserts a device into his chest; pricks finger to analyse blood (no blood seen). Dark veins are apparent beneath skin. Scars, gashes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sexual banter and innuendo. Ogling, kissing, flirting. Prostitution, sexual harassment (mentioned). Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Woman undresses to bra. Photo of woman in lingerie. Man in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine,champagne, spirits, cocktails). A man is injected with lithium dioxide.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, derogatory term for females, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Robotics, legacy, celebrity, media, narcissism, military testing, chemistry, renegades, revenge, ego, toxicology, poisoning, drones, weapons, greed, jealousy, rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cockatoos. Deceased father seen in old film; keepsakes. Fireworks, sparks. Russian, French languages (subtitles), Latin (no subs). High camera aerials. Spitting. Urination, strawberry allergy, divorce mentioned. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Another great performance from Robert Downey Jr, plus outstanding supporting performances. Amusing one-liners. Acceptable sequel. Good fun.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cluttered by plot and characters. Lacks finesse.

Iron Man

Published in I
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 00:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Moderate action violence.

  • The pitch

    Tony Stark discovers better-suited weapons technology.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jnr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Jon Favreau, Shaun Toub, Leslie Bibb, Faran Tahir, Clark Gregg, Sayed Badreya, Tom Morello

  • Directed by

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time

    126 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A convoy of vehicles ambushed in Afghanistan. Explosions, gunfire. Hooded man held at gunpoint. An advanced missile is demonstrated; terrain explodes. Attempted drowning, (torture). Burning tongue/mouth (threatened). Weapons seen/used include: machine guns, submachine guns, rocket launchers, flame throwers, rifles, grenade launchers, heavy weapons, flares. People are shot, beaten, punched, kicked, burned, kidnapped, thrown through the air, threatened, terrorised, doused in flame retardant, fall from extreme heights. Objects/vehicles/aircraft/glass get smashed, kicked in, blown up. Dangerous driving, vehicle collision/explosion, rider knocked off motorcycle. A man is dragged beneath a car. Screaming. A father is beaten in front of his family. Blood/gore: Blood splatter. Blood on faces, heads, limbs, clothing. Bloody cuts, injuries, scratches, grazes. Chest operation, shrapnel removed, veins visible beneath skin. Nose tube, chest bandage. Corpses. Pus, cardiac arrest (mentioned). Severe burns. Dead animal in photograph.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    One-night stand (foreplay, kissing). Sexual innuendo. Nude women beneath sheets (implied). Skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne, sake). Gambling (casino setting, craps). Smoking (cigar). A man is medically sedated via a mask. A device causes short-term paralysis.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, son-of-a-b*tch, pr*ck. Name-calling. Cultural, gender, sexual stereotyping. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Comic-book heroes, US military, terrorism, weapons, advanced robotics, genius, hedonism, kidnapping, hostages, press reporting, extremists, radical fundamentalism, weapons-building, disarmament, ambush, risk-taking, destruction, betrayal, morality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Afghanistan setting. Deceased father (car accident) is mentioned. Dead family (mentioned). Nazis, The Manhattan Project, Hindenburg, atomic bomb (mentioned). Arabic language (translated), Hungarian. Dogs. Helicopters, military aircraft, robot wars. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Robert Downey Jnr. Convincing special effects, flashy gadgetry. Terrific chemistry between cast members. Witty.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, momentum lags slightly.