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The Transporter Refueled

Published in T
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 09:00
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Hi-octane.

  • Starring

    Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol, Gabriella Wright, Tatiana Pajkovic, Wenxia Yu, Radivoje Bukvic, Noémie Lenoir

  • Directed by

    Camille Delamarre

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, slapped, hit with objects, slashed, punched, kicked, elbowed, stabbed, thrown, poisoned, head-slammed, kneed, choked, headbutted, strung up, shoved, pistol-whipped, drugged, kidnapped. A man falls over a cliff. Attempted car-jacking, dangerous driving, head-on collisions, vehicle flips, motorcycle crashes, car chases. Gunfights, Mexican standoff. Staged crime scene, arson, theft, impersonation. Explosions, smashed glass. Child prostitution, bank robbery mentioned. Blood/gore: Burned corpses. Bullet wounds. Bloody cuts/face/clothes/hands/knuckles, spurting/running blood. Treating wound, object removed from flesh. Bruising, scarring. Convulsing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied). Implied threesome. Kissing (female-female, male-female), flirting, caressing, undressing, stripping. References to prostitution (including child prostitution). Sexual innuendo, sexually suggestive dancing. Shirtless man, sheer/skimpy clothing, people in underwear, swimwear. Painting of nude female.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (poisoning, laced drinks). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne). Gamblilng (poker). Smoking (cigarettes). Nightclub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Special ops, mercenaries, bank heists, prostitution, father-son relationships, kidnapping.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother mentioned. Airport, morgue, club settings. Plane.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Breezy, violent, high-octane, fun. Spectacular car sequences, glamorous destinations, crisp running time, elegantly brutal fights, satisfying conclusion, good chemistry between Skrein and Stevenson.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Rebooted, rehashed, reheated, reworked, recycled, reused, messy, thoughtless, improbable. Null plot, clunky dialogue.

Divergent

Published in D
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:59
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  • 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.

Thor: The Dark World

Published in T
Monday, 28 October 2013 22:51
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Thor gets his Asgard kicked.

  • Starring

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Chris O'Dowd

  • Directed by

    Alan Taylor

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot (laser weapons, arrows), stabbed, slashed, punched, kicked, elbowed, hammered, hit with objects, beaten, thrown through the air, bound, grabbed, slapped, electrocuted, strangled, life-sucked, maimed, eaten, crushed. Sword-fighting, cannon-fire, stick-fighting, loud roaring. Explosions, air raid, heavy gunfire, mid-air explosions, mass destruction, building collapses, extensive property damage, debris, carnage, shattered glass, prison escape, vehicle rollovers, objects thrown, missiles fired. Trespassing, treason, famous city under attack, death threats, graffiti.  Pillaging, marauders, slaughter, killing/being killed mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses (some smoking). Bloody cuts, bloody grazes, bloody nose, bloody mouth, bloody foot, open wounds, detached limbs, singed face, decaying skin. Dark red liquid mist flowing through veins. Bloodshed mentioned. Broken neck heard.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Nude man (genitals pixelated). Shirtless man, man in underwear. Infidelity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer tankards, chalices). Bag of prescription medicine. An unknown tonic is consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, name-calling, slang for genitals. Cultural, nationality, genre, mythology, genius stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Thor, Asgard, Loki, Odin, Norse mythology, sacrifice, survival, war, adoption, fealty, sibling rivalry, father-son relationships, portals, universal alignment, astrophysics, peace, dating, teleportation, quantum field energy, gravitational fields, convergence, mortality, humanity, treason, betrayal, grief, vengeance, Marvel comics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife/mother, deceased son/brother. Other-worldly, space, funeral settings. Fire people, frost giants, dark elves, scary monster with scaly skin and big teeth, people with hollow black eyes, troll, inter-worldly portals, levitating objects, inexplicable weather phenomena. Horses, birds (ravens, starlings, pigeons), jets, waterfalls. Roast meat eaten, fur worn. Medical body-scan. Some Elvish language (subtitled). Two end-credits teasers.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thrilling, entertaining, amusing, robust, grand, buoyant, deft, Tolkienesque. Surprisingly funny, terrific casting, compelling characters, delicious cameos, brilliant chemistry between Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, glorious climactic showdown, grandiose visuals, displays humility.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clunky prologue, generic villain, giant plot holes, whimsical science, derivative story, underused females, some strained comedy, unexplored subplots, lukewarm chemistry between Portman and Hemsworth.

GI Joe: Retaliation

Published in G
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 06:24
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  • 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.