Displaying items by tag: Roland Emmerich Sunday, 31 May 2020

Independence Day: Resurgence

Published in I
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 06:09
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Go to your happy place.

  • Starring

    Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Patrick St. Esprit, Vivica A. Fox, Angelababy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Deobia Oparei, Nicolas Wright, Travis Tope, Chin Han, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Robert Loggia, John Storey, Joey King

  • Directed by

    Roland Emmerich

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, thrown through the air, grabbed around the throat, stabbed, beheaded, hit by aircraft, pursued by aliens. A control tower filled with people/alien spaceships are blasted. A son watches his mother fall to certain death. A man almost falls down a huge cliff. Mid-air/space battles, aircraft crashes, engine failure, heavy gunfire. Explosions, fireballs, burning vehicles/objects. A tank is crushed. Global devastation (buildings, ships, aircraft, vehicles, bridges, people sucked upward/thrown through the air/knocked to the ground). Monument of deceased person's names. People grab their heads in pain (hearing loud noises assumed). Reckless flying. Shouting, arguing, screaming. Annihilation, warlord, end of the world, that's suicide, detonate bombs mentioned. Blood/gore: Several corpses (alien and human) seen on ground. Bloody bullet wound/clothing. Alien goo/blood (lots). Smaller aliens emerge from within larger alien bodies. Dismembered alien tentacles/head. Skeletons, skulls. Man in hospital bed, IV drips, oxygen mask/tank. A man collapses. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, handholding (m-m). Skimpy clothing (male bum visible through underwear), cleavage. Mild (comic) innuendo. A child says that a man has gone to have sex with his girlfriend.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Intoxication. Pheromones, get a drink, meds mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, butt. Name-calling. Religious exclamations (oh my God, hell, Jesus Christ, hail Mary). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Alien invasion, the end of the world, space defense, alien queens, bait, death, evacuation, anniversaries, waking from a coma, leadership, sacrifice, father-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead mother, dead uncle, dead president. A woman believes her fiance is dead. Dead brother, dead father, dead parents, dead boyfriend mentioned. Alien creatures with sharp teeth, tentacles, scary eyes, wrinkled skin. Helicopters, aircraft, tidal wave. Ocean fish, dog. Taxidermy animals. Cooking steak. Urination. Brief foreign languages (some translation/subtitles). Some high/dizzying cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Spectacular, ludicrous, distracting, entertaining, old-school, amusing, cheesy, amiable, big, dumb, fun, enjoyable, giddy. Dizzying size/scale, no-expense-spared visual effects, grandiose destruction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Silly, scattershot, cluttered, repetitive, predictable, implausible. Scattered screenplay, too many characters/storylines, laughable dialogue, countless plot holes, misunderstood science, culturally insensitive.

White House Down

Published in W
Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:45
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Explosive.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Nicolas Wright, Jackie Geary, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Murphy, Lance Reddick, Matt Craven, Jake Weber, Peter Jacobsen, Kevin Rankin, Garcelle Beauvais

  • Directed by

    Roland Emmerich

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people are shot, shot at, slashed, stabbed, tasered, slapped, elbowed, kicked, held hostage, hit with objects, thrown through the air, crashed through glass, beaten, near-drowned, pursued, held at gunpoint, sucked out of an aircraft, hit by a vehicle and/or threatened. Men in balaclavas, military vehicles, armed soldiers, snipers, handguns, submachine guns, rifles, surface-to-air missiles, shotguns, machine guns, RPG, grenades. Explosions, objects shot, smashed glass, burning building, debris, bullet-holes in objects. Dangerous driving, speeding, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollover. Painting of burning White House, footage of burning train. Middle Eastern conflict, troop withdrawal, violence, execution, nuclear bomb, CIA operatives, hate crimes, weapons manufacturing, sacrifice, poverty, robbery, gas/chemical/missile attacks, coup d'état, suicide mentioned. Man pulled from burning Humvee, man tried to blow up post-office mentioned. Screaming, yelling, pleading. Blood/gore: Many corpses, walking wounded, victim on stretcher, wound-dressing. Bloody bullet wounds, blood splatter, smeared blood, bloody object protruding from skin, bloody noses/heads/arms/faces, blood on clothing. Bandages. Man cut by glass mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple having sex is seen via thermal vision. Man in singlet. Tattoo of woman in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medication (Lorazapam, Nicorette). Alcohol (spirits). Robitussin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, pr*ck. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, cultural, genre, security, FBI, terrorist stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    POTUS, The White House, United States Secret Service, security, politics, terrorism, betrayal, traitors, evacuation, lockdown, surveillance, unlikely heroes, presidential swearing-in, hacking, media, the 25th Amendment, patriotism, single-parenting, father-daughter relationships, ransom, technology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Separated parents, job refusal, friend/colleague killed, dead president. Divorces, deceased son (US Marine killed in action), dead vice-president, diabetes, cancer, tumour mentioned. Underground tunnel setting. Squirrel, dog, helicopters, plane, sparklers, sparks. Helicopters crash, plane crash, low-flying aircraft, repetitive emergency alarm tone and flashing lights. A daughter addresses her father by his first name. Aerial cinematography. Brief foreign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action extravaganza, surprisingly funny, good special effects, sharp CGI, workable characterisation, shameless, clever, preposterous, diverting, blockbuster, satisfying. Classy and convincing cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gun-happy, overlong, implausible, formulaic, predictable. Too obviously styled on Die Hard. Absurd ending.