Displaying items by tag: Ridley Scott Friday, 29 May 2020

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Published in A
Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:13
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The MU-TH-UR of science-fiction franchises returns.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters suffer a jaw ripped off by alien's tail, hand torn off, nail through chin, foot caught in door. Hatching alien explodes through chest. Characters (people/synthetics/aliens) are shot, set alight, torn in half, impaled, tackled, thrown, decapitated, hit by objects, thrown into wall, punched, kicked, stabbed, maimed, slashed, cut, dangled over the edge of a launching spacecraft, face-hugged, bitten by aliens, sucked out into space. An alien punches through the back of person's head and out the other side. Gunfire causes ship exlosion, flash bomb set off, objects knocked over. Spaceship damaged by solar flare (objects knocked over/people fall down/fires/vomiting, sirens sounding), a storm causes dangerous entry into a planet's atmosphere. Aliens break glass windows with their heads, aliens burst out of bodies, power core violently ripped out of synthetic's neck. Story heard of a ship that disappeared ten years ago. Reference to virus causing ship to crash resulting in pathogen killing people or using them as incubators. Screaming, arguing. Murder mentioned. Blood/gore: A wispy smoke-like creature enters people via their ears or noses causing illness (paleness, sweating, dizziness, vertigo, coughing, fatigue, breathlessness, bleeding from mouth/nose, spitting blood, violent shaking) before creature claws its way out of the host's back. Person dies and falls over as baby alien starts ripping into their body and feeding on them. Bloody faces, clothes, bodies, window; pooling blood, blood spatter on walls, people bleeding, puncture wounds on arms, organs. Blood spat into face, alien and blood spurting out of person's mouth. Burning person crawling out of wreckage after an explosion. Burned corpse (body trapped in burning cryogenic tube). Convulsing, coughing. Alien and human autopsied corpses, giant bug samples seen, drawings of human muscular system. Removal of deceased embryos from cryogenic stasis/bloody fluid underneath storage units. Acid burn from face-hugger on person's cheek (wound dressed with skin patch), bandages, skin seals, synthetic stapling cut on cheek. Cities with bodies of population preserved in black/ash-like material. Dead bodies/reference to 47 colonists, 16 embryos and 1 crew member. Funeral scene, grave site.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is forcibly kissed while being pinned down (attempted rape implied). A nude couple are interrupted having sex in the shower (breasts visible). Kissing (m/f, m/m), flirting, hugging. Cleavage, clingy t-shirt. Flirty language ("behave yourself with my wife"). Reference to synthetics loving humans.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (Jesus, what the hell, God damn, damn it, Devil, etc). Reference to urination ("I gotta take a leak").

  • THEMES

    Science fiction, space travel, synthetics, androids, angst, death, grief, faith, deadly pathogens, cryogenics, hyper-sleep, colonisation, the God complex, solar flares, spaceship maintenance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead spouses/colleagues/friends. Funeral scene (body jettisoned into space), grave site. Big scary aliens with leathery skin, sharp teeth, slimy skin and drool. Spitting, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Satisfying, fresh, vital, intelligent, tense, well-crafted, fast-paced, thrilling, creepy, stylish, ambitious, fascinating. Elegant/spare opening, gross-out/disgusting/gruesome/gory/spectacular deaths, fabulous/twisty ending, convincing performances, stunning/grandiose visuals, superb effects, hilarious/fleeting cameo by James Franco, lovely/powerful score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, routine, long, tropey. Suffers some lag in the second act, a little too much exposition, some random/underdeveloped characters, some disposable/uninspiring action-movie theatrics.

The Martian

Published in T
Monday, 28 September 2015 04:11
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  • Rating

    M: Survival themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Watney turns the beat around.

  • Starring

    Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    141 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit with objects, thrown through the air, burned. Explosions, bomb blast. Yelling/punching ceiling. Blood/gore: Objects protruding/removed from skin. Wound-treating/stapling. Bloody wound, bleeding, bloody chins/objects. Bruising, malnutrition, singed hair. Human waste. Starving to death, imploding, dying, broken ribs mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude male (rear view), shirtless male.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Vicodin, spirits consumed. Rocket fuel (alcohol) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-word. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations. A religious object (crucifix) is carved up.

  • THEMES

    Space travel, survival, hope, Mars, communication, science, NASA, astrodynamics, launches, loneliness, botany, hard labour, invention, disco, telemetry, media, press conferences.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral setting. resignation/job loss mentioned. Helicopters, plane, lightning, thunder. Gagging/retching. Briefly sped-up vision/fast editing. Brief Mandarin language (subtitles). Vision under end credits. Based on the book by Andy Weir.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sincere, sharp, confident, relaxed, sure-footed, complex, difficult, tense, enthralling, realistic, exhilarating, effective, cheery, upbeat, enjoyable, simple, direct, undeviating, brainy, crowd-pleasing. Excellent ensemble cast, smart/funny/witty/energetic screenplay, rich/absorbing/spectacular visuals, crisp/beautiful 3D, sleek/elegant/real-world production design, manageable/comprehensible details, celebrates intelligence/science.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lengthy. Underused supporting cast, generic score, doesn't always connect emotionally, scene where people gather around the world to watch Watney's outcome feels forced.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Published in E
Monday, 08 December 2014 21:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Holy Moses.

  • Starring

    Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, María Valverde, Indira Varma, Ben Kingsley, Golshifteh Farahani, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Emun Elliott, Tara Fitzgerald

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are whipped, shot (arrows), dragged, trampled, thrown through the air, stabbed, punched, tripped, impaled, slashed, flogged, hit with objects, threatened, killed, face-grabbed, buried alive, cut, hit, kicked, dragged from their homes, hanged, attacked by animals, swept away, drowned, set alight, burned. Animals shot, slaughtered, eaten, attacked. Objects set alight, burning objects, explosion. Rioting, theft. People/animals.objects fall from high cliff. Killing first-born children, drowning babies, starvation mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead people (men/women/children/babies) and animals, swinging corpses, carcasses, mummified baby/adult, coffins. Cut throat, torn/eaten limbs. Blood in water, spitting blood, bleeding, bloody arm/leg, animal blood, bloody objects, licking blood, bloody cuts, hair matted with blood. Animal entrails removed, animals butchered, human excrement eaten. Scars, sunburn, windburn, sores, pustules.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied (off-screen). Kissing, flirting, undressing. Revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men, married couple in bed (nudity implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Possible alcoholic drinks.

  • LANGUAGE

    Discrimination (anti-Hebrew, sexism). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Egyptian mythology, Christianity, slavery, slave labour, emancipation, poverty, dehydration, storms, locusts, plague, slaughter, death, grief, genocide, trade, ceremony, ritual, corruption, exile, religion, faith, miracles, sibling rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents' reactions when they find their dead babies. Wedding, funeral, prison settings. Horses, crocodiles, flies, oxen, locusts, sharks, vultures, birds, leeches, snake. Waterspouts, tornadoes, fish, frogs, maggots. Animal-skin rugs. Roasting animals over fire. 

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Imposing, momentous, mighty, lavish, intelligent, respectful, grounded, absorbing, revisionist, transporting, grand, bold. Searching/non-doctrinaire approach, exquisite costumes, strong performances, crisp/present-tense retelling, exciting/savage/uncompromising action sequences, sensational/brilliant/sensational/suspenseful ending, ornate screenplay, profound/affecting closing tribute from Scott.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long, camp, grim, stodgy, dragging, inert, flat, uninspired, dull, bland, matter-of-fact. Improbably Anglo-Saxon cast, horrendous/bombastic/histrionic score, some wasted talent, acting varies between good and ordinary, overly serious, plays it safe, limp ending, stone-faced dialogue.