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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.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Published in S
Monday, 03 July 2017 04:01
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Kid's got a future.

  • Starring

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine

  • Directed by

    Jon Watts

  • Running time

    133 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are thrown through the air/to the ground/into objects/into and through vehicles, punched, pushed, head-slammed, threatened with guns/death, mocked, blasted with alien laser guns, dragged behind a van, smashed into objects, splashed, hit by car, frozen mid-air, hit with objects, kicked, dropped from up hight/caught in a parachute/near-drowned, incinerated, bound/tied up with spider web, thrown overboard, crushed beneath falling concrete. Mass property damage (vehicles, shops, buildings, street, etc). Burning engines on aircraft/engine falls off/ freefalling plane/plane crash/burning debris. Explosion on ferry; ferry on fire/split on half/shot up/flooded. Exposion in national monument, elevator in freefall; broken glass, people trapped in elevator. Burning shop/street. Crashed/damaged cars; a car crashes into a bay of bicycles; reckless driving; car rollover. Objects dropped/smashed/shot. Foiled ATM robbery. Weapons/skills training, web grenade. Screaming. "People could've died", "I will kill you and everybody you love", "We're going to die", "I didn't want to lose a student on a school trip again", "slice his throat" mentioned. Criminal homicide, war criminals mentioned. Blood/gore: Small spots of blood on forehead, mouth, nose, head, cheek, lip. Bloodshot eye. Bruising, scars, grazes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless teen, teen in boxers, teens in swimwear, cleavage. Dressing/undressing, flirting, bum-slapping, kissing. Jokes about hot mother, your daughter, puberty. Teens play the game of Who Would You Rather F*uck/Marry/Kill. A teen says he was looking at porn. A man says to a teen "You screwed the pooch/raised the hybrid puppies".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Teens at a party carry red cups (contents unknown/alcohol assumed). Bourbon, Scotch mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-words, bastards, crap, shut up, ballsy. Name-calling (Pen*s Parker, crazy, losers, old man, monster, idiots, big bird, bad guy, bozos, psychopath, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, oh my god, thank god, oh god, damn, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, high-school geeks, arms dealers, New York City, alien weapons, internship, modified technology, responsibility, teen crushes, coming-of-age, science, academic decathlon, teamwork, detention.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison setting. Planes, helicopters. Spider robots/drones, cat, dog, rats, seagulls. Winged villain with green eyes. Used chewing gun on ceiling. End-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Human, enchanting, grounded, sweet, witty, fast-moving, entertaining, razor-sharp, crowd-pleasing, whip-smart, slick, ambitious, light, snappy, hilarious, buoyant, fun, giddy, teen-oriented, exciting. A-list/diverse/rich supporting cast, terrific/charming/relatable/sensational/funny/awkward/believable/affable performance by Tom Holland, relatable/refreshing villain, stellar first act, finely crafted script, inventive plot, pared-down/comprehensible action sequences, fun cameos, surprising/seat-edge/fiery/cathartic finale, stylish direction, avoids backstory.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overcrowded (in a good way), disposable. Frustrating/weightless CGI, uninspired action sequences, severely underwritten female characters, many suspension-of-disbelief plot holes, a little patchy/shallow/eager/prosaic.

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.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Published in A
Sunday, 19 April 2015 04:29
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Integration successful.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Idris Elba, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Linda Cardellini, Hayley Atwell

  • Directed by

    Joss Whedon

  • Running time

    141 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, kicked, elbowed, zapped, dragged, thrown through the air, jumped on, shoved, blasted, thrown through windows, neck-grabbed, throat-grabbed, maimed, pursued, hit by a car, near-hit by train, imprisoned, face-grabbed. Characters fall/are thrown from high cliff ledges. Explosions, burning objects, mass property destruction, collapsed buildings, earthquake, bridge collapse, falling debris. Objects thrown/smashed/blown apart, broken glass. Vehicle rollovers, train crash, motorcycle crash, truck crash. Military vehicles/weapons, blue lightning bolts, grenades, guns, arrows. Trees/buildings damaged. Mass panic, evacuation. Images of conflict, war, explosions, plane. Screaming. Omaha Beach, parents killed in bombings mentioned. World War II references. Blood/gore: Heart removed. Bloody face, heads, nose, mouth, neck, hands, arms, feet, clothing, cuts, grazes, bullet wounds, graffiti. Branding scar, facial scars, bruising, mouthless children. Man on stretcher, IV drip, bandage, hooded man. Injured people, dead bodies, missing limb. Creating tissue, flatlining mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Shirtless man, cleavage, skimpy clothing, dancewear, bulging biceps. Sexual-themed innuendo (comic).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, cocktails, spirits, shots). Hallucinations/flashbacks.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-word, sonofab*tch, bastard. slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Avenging, artificial intelligence, global destruction, robonics, mind control, peace, twins, super speed, fear, rage, family, vibranium, teamwork, regeneration, infertility, legacy, hackers, extinction, evolution, bio-organics, trust, failure.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead heroes, dead brother. Dog. Church setting. Sterlisation mentioned. Power blackout. Creepy red/white/blue eyes, masked characters. Throwing up mentioned. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Impressive, action-packed, large-scale, high-stakes, hilarious, entertaining, globe-trotting, stunning, bigger, darker, operatic, mad, exuberant, silly, exhilarating, energetic, fun, sleek, fast, spectacular. Enormously enjoyable performances, enormous/charismatic/compelling cast, gifted character development, near-flawless visual effects, sure-footed direction, massive/impressive final battle sequence, expert editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, dense, exhausting, long. Some lackluster action scenes/half-formed ideas, underwhelming mid-credits reveal.

The Judge

Published in T
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:07
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hope is lost.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Balthazar Getty

  • Directed by

    David Dobkin

  • Running time

    141 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pushed/shoved, hit with object, slapped, handcuffed. Bicycle accident, smashed window, property damage/objects smashed/kicked. Details of hit-and-run accident, shooting incident, drowning discussed. Images of victim/mangled bicycle, footage of car wreckage. Mention of teacher assaulting student. Embezzlement, misdemeanours, assault, murder, shooting, electrocution, dead prostitute, truancy, juvenile detention mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpse (open coffin). Bloody scrapes, cut hand, bloody towel. IV drips, chemotherapy. Internal injuries, ruptured kidneys, broken back mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (including reference to incest), groping. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Picture of woman in bikini (playing card). Infidelity, masturbation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Bar setting. Drug possession, DUI, being drunk, sobriety, alcoholism, half a joint, percocet, blood-alcohol level, being high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions, slang/actual terms for body parts. Derogatory terms for people with mental disabilities, derogatory references to homosexuality. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Family, law, ego, pride, memories, death, grief, siblings, father-daughter relationships, accidents, revenge, justice, home movies, cancer, incarceration, grandparents, drama, marriage, divorce, memory less, incest.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/wife/grandmother, deceased father/grandfather, deceased son. Divorce mentioned. Cemetery, airport, bar, courtroom, prison, hospital settings. Urinals, urination, diarrhoea, vomiting, spitting, spit. Plane, thunder, high winds (tornado warning), blackout, open coffin, fishing, bird, cows. High camera aerials.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Old-fashioned, big, brash, energetic, entertaining, engrossing, ambitious, slick, timeless. Intense/charismatic performance from Roberts Downey Jnr and Duvall, charming performance from Dax Shepard, brilliant cast, effective script, raw emotion, polished widescreen lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, over-cooked, over-decorated, melodramatic, sentimental, manipulative, uneven, contrived, conventional, safe, predictable, clichéd. Deliberate pace, obvious score, too many subplots, rote plot, well-signalled twists.

Chef

Published in C
Monday, 05 May 2014 08:56
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  • Rating

    M: Frequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Master chef.

  • Starring

    Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr, Russell Peters

  • Directed by

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A child watches violent content (film, online video, video games - implied). A boy burns his finger. Dangerous driving. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: A pig carcass is butchered. Bandaged hand. Cuts and burns on arms, hands. Stitches mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied. Kissing, flirting. Loose-fitting clothing, swimwear. Sexual-themed banter, gestures and threats. Threesome reference.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (marijuana, cigarettes, cigar). Alcohol (spirits, wine, bar).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Weight slur. Religious reference.

  • THEMES

    Cooking, reviews, critics, father-son relationships, social media, viral videos, friendship, loyalty, road trips, single parenting.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce. Ex-husbands mentioned. Lots of preparing, carving and cooking meat: bacon, salmon, fish, beef, prawns, pork, octopus, steak, chops, squab. Sweetbreads mentioned. Skull, skeleton motifs.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Loose, simple, tactile, slight, amusing, lightweight, amiable, rambling, pleasant, funny, easygoing, earnest, charming. Terrific cast, leisurely pacing, eclectic soundtrack, first-rate production values, scrumptious food.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, familiar, safe. Long setup, intermittently funny, flimsy plot, one long Twitter advertisement.

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.