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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Published in U
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:27
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    Bloody hell.

  • Starring

    Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Daisy Head, Trent Garrett

  • Directed by

    Anna Foerster

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, kicked, elbowed, kneed, stabbed/sliced (swords/knives/spears/objects/stars), impaled, shot (handguns/automatic weapons/assault rifles/arrows), killed, bitten, exsanguinated (needles/bites/strung up/drained), hit with objects, headbutted, shoved/slammed into and through walls, thrown, throat-grabbed/choked, poisoned, garrotted, drowned, tackled over a cliff, run through with sword, neck-broken, throat-slit, head-slammed into wall, burned to ashes, hung upside down/bloodlet, strapped to table, beheaded. Vampire children shot/killed, vampires burning/exploding in sunlight. References to armies/war/assassinations, people referred to as Death Dealers. Car chase, motorcycle crash, burning cars. Explosives used to get through door. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, cocooned bodies, charred remains, partial skeletons, ashes, werewolf skull, severed head. Lots of blood spatter, pools of blood, bloody faces/heads/mouths/chins/throat/hands/clothing/cuts/gunshot wounds/needle tip, people covered in blood, blood bags, spurting blood, drinking blood. Head sliced in two, skin sliced with scalpel to extract bullets, objects protruding from head/eye, blood pouring from slit throat. Arm cut off, body parts broken/twisted, monster ripped apart, werewolf sliced in two (organs and bones visible), face exploded, throat torn, hand plunged into person's back and spine ripped out. Close up of needle inserted/extracted from flesh. Person bites own wrist to feed vampire. Veins beneath skin become visible/red. Urns of ashes. Scan showing bullet burrowing into body. Scars. Blood restarting a dead person's heart mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene flashback (brief), oral sex. Flirting, kissing (m/f, f/f), woman running hand up man's back. Women in revealing/transparent clothing, cleavage. Shirtless men. Sex lives mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drinking blood.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word.

  • THEMES

    Vampires, blood, healing, werewolves, the supernatural, mother-daughter relationships, teleportation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mother dying giving birth mentioned. Estranged mother/daughter. Vampires, werewolves.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

Insurgent

Published in I
Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:08
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Go, with happiness.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping), gun pointed at child. People are shot, tackled, maimed (implied), swiped at, held at knife-point, knocked over, hit with objects, butt-whipped, head-slammed, body-slammed, arm-snapped, thrown from a moving train, near-stabbed, near-choked, kicked, headbutted, held at gunpoint, bound, tested, dragged, sedated, tackled, thrown through the air, thrown/dangled from great heights. People fall down stairs, fall to their death (suicide). Fist fights, stealing. Burning objects/buildings, crumbled city, smashed glass. Toxic surroundings, poisoning, abusive father, killing, suicide mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, broken body, body on stretcher. Injections. Bloody necks, face, side, mouth, hand, nose, objects, smear, fingers, scratch. Nose bleeds, bleeding ear, convulsing. Bandaged hand, stitching, neural imaging. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed (sex implied). Kissing, undressing. Cleavage, exposed midriff, shirtless couple. Sheer nightwear. Female in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Truth serum administered. People are shot with sleeping/mind control pellets, sedated.

  • LANGUAGE

    Partial f-word, s-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Humanity, civilisation, society, factions, peace, conformity, nightmares, pacifism, forgiveness, train-hopping, secrets, alliance, justice, mind control, suicide, simulators, inner demons, sequels, rebels, grief, guilt, civil war, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, deceased mother. Dead parents mentioned. Crows/blackbirds, horses, welding sparks. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cohesive, involving, action-packed. Strong cast, impressive supporting cast, slick direction, impressive/imaginative/eye-catching/dazzling effects, vividly rendered, extraordinary hallucinatory visuals, breathless chases, tough/vulnerable/relatable performance from Shailene Woodley, pulsing score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Heavy-handed, derivative, listless, muddled, jargon-heavy, clunky, plodding, insufferable. Oppressive self-serious, thuddingly obvious dialogue, nonsensical premise, one-note plot, suffers from mid-chapteritis, 3D is mostly pointless.

Divergent

Published in D
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:59
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Additional Info

  • 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.