Displaying items by tag: samuel l jackson Friday, 29 May 2020

Incredibles 2 (2018)

Published in I
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:20
INCREDIBLES 2 is preceded by short film BAO featuring themes of parenting, family, raising children, protection, belligerence, engagement, moving out of home and reconciliation. Meat served/eaten, comic cannibalism reference.
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  • Rating

    PG (USA): Action sequences and some brief mild language.

  • The pitch

    Heavyweight problems need heavyweight solutions.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Bird, Sophia Bush, Brad Bird, Phil LaMarr, Isabella Rossellini, Jonathan Banks

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are thrown through the air/against objects/to the ground, hit with objects, memory-wiped, vacuumed up, thumped, jackhammered, punched, near-crushed, held at gunpoint, slapped, kicked, bitten, near-shot with laser beams, eye-pulled, hypnotised, kicked out of a plane/helicopter, tasered, pursued, tackled, mind-controlled, tied up, frozen, shot at with lightning bolts, squeezed/near-crushed, beaten, near-strangled, teleported, fire-extinguished. Cars thrown/smashed, monorails/trains derailed, helicopter crashes, plane crash, boat crash, mid-air collision. Explosions, windows smashed. Burning baby/table. Building collapse, bridge collapse. Mass panic. Bank robbery; a child watches a bank robbery movie. Fists slammed on table, door slammed. Screaming.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None). Kissing. A baby poos in its nappy (implied). Nude baby (genitals obscured).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (idiotic, jerks, sheltered, passive, punk, ghastly, super freak, surly, child, weak, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my god, damned, etc).

  • THEMES

    Family, superheroes, siblings, crime fighting, stay-at-home dads, new jobs, working mothers, jealousy, hypnosis, mind control, legislation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (shot), dead mother mentioned. Raccoon. Spitting. Flashing/strobing lights.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:27
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Keep calm and do prison yoga.

  • Starring

    Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Salma Hayek, Michael Gor, Dijarn Campbell, Rod Hallett

  • Directed by

    Patrick Hughes

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, kicked, elbowed, headlocked, smacked, pursued, tied up, pistol-whipped, thrown into an industrial rubbish bin, head-slammed, handcuffed, headbutted, ambushed, hit by objects, blasted/thrown through the air, arm-snapped, kneed, held at gunpoint, stabbed, near-drowned, throat-grabbed, flipped, glassed, thrown overboard, knocked into a canal, hit by a car, tortured, electrocuted, hooded, slashed, thrown through windscreen, shoulder-charged, hit by truck, axed, nail-gunned, lassoed with chain, near-choked, held up against wall, headlocked, pushed from a roof onto car. A man is forced to watch his wife and child being executed (shot), a preacher is shot in front of his child, a man's head is forced on to a hamburger grill, a dictator orders a village to be slaughtered (see bodies on ground in front of firing squak/bodies in pit). Explosions, burning debris/vehicles/objects. Reckless driving (vehicles/boat), vehicle rollovers, stealing cars, car chases, car drives through busy cafe, cars/motorcycles rammed, cars/bicycles fall into canal, car rear-ended, boats sideswiped/split in half, car set on fire, truck rams bollards/flips into crowd, helicopter crashes into building. Shootout/fight at a funeral, street/bar fights. Trashed office, house searched/trashed, objects smashed. A wall painting shows a man being stabbed in the neck. A man jumps/falls off a roof and hits scaffolding on the way to the ground. Genocide, executed for treason, ethnic cleansing, war zone, prison shank, dioxin poisoning, skin you like a cat, killed over 250 people, preacher shot then body left on display on church altar mentioned. Screaming, mass panic, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead bodies (one with head caught in elevator doors, one with blade protruding from chest, coffin in casket, etc). Bloody faces/leg/feet/hand/ear/clothing/gashes/bullet wounds/objects; blood spatter/spray, pooling blood, smeared blood, bleeding, bag of blood (IV drip). Burning man. A man removes a bullet from his very bloody leg. A crowd of injured people are treated after a truck is deliberately driven into them then explodes. Bubbled/scarred skin (chloracne), limping, nail protruding/removed from forehead. Bandages. Coffin knocked over (corpse inside). [Wife] chopped off ear and sewed it back on, severed carotid artery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, butt-grabbing. Cleavage, women in lingerie (prostitutes/sex workers), bondage gear in background, shirtless man. Child's toy up wife's bottom mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (swallowing pills). Cocaine, exploded bags of heroin mentioned. Alcohol (hip flask, beer, shots, champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (animals, d*ck, monster, b*tch, useless, puta, pure evil, murderer, coffin-magnet, terrible, sociopaths, d*ckhead, assassin, eavesdropper, stupid, alcoholic, cucaracha, whore, wicked, pussy, child, etc). Religious references (nuns, Jesus sticker, etc) and exclamations (Jesus, thank God, Jesus Christ, Christ, God's wishes, go with God, the Bible says, goddamit, etc). Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Protection services, contract killing, Interpol, exes, rivals, grudges, revenge, rules, forgiveness, corruption, interrogation, torture, confession, dictators, mercenaries, witnesses, unlikely partners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Airport, court, prison, hospital, church, funeral settings. Father in prison, kidnapped daughter mentioned. Helicopters, plane, firecrackers, thunder, lightning. Cows, sheep, blackbirds. Urination, bottle of urine, fart. Taxidermy head/antlers on wall, grilling hamburgers. Brief subtitles (Japanese, French, Russian, Dutch languages).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, ridiculous, screwball, wild, hilarious, profane, entertaining, diverting, brainless, fun, cartoonish. Terrific chemistry between likeable/charming leads, committed/game/snappy/fearless performances, immersive/frenetic visuals, some memorable moments (scene where Darius met Sonia/canal chase).

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, repetitive, generic, predictable, half-assed. Stale action, mediocre set pieces, not quite over-the-top enough, some uninspired dialogue, some lazy screenwriting, underwritten characters, weak female roles, cookie-cutter plot, fake-looking CGI, pedestrian direction, too many endings.

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Published in K
Monday, 06 March 2017 02:37
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  • Rating

    M: Sustained threat, action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's on like Kong.

  • Starring

    Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell

  • Directed by

    Jordan Vogt-Roberts

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide mission (grenades). Characters are shot, impaled, eaten, stomped on, crushed, bitten, pursued, carried away by creatures, sliced, slashed, thrown through the air/to the ground, hit with objects, blown up by seismic charges/grenades, threatened, held at gunpoint/knifepoint, wrapped up in spider webbing, burned, head/body-slammed, chained, shot with flare. People fall from very high up. Mid-air collisions, helicopter crashes, helicopters grabbed/torn apart/smashed together/punched out of the sky. A creature rips another creature's tongue out. A man's palms are sliced while holding on to the blade edge of a sword, a man's arm is ripped off, a woman almost drowns. Explosions, burning lake (napalm). Archival footage of war, trenches, soldiers, artillery, protests, military aircraft/warships/submarines. Missing ships and planes, Bermuda triangle, nuclear tests, Cold War, fighting the Nazis mentioned. Roaring, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead soldiers, dead creatures. A creature spews out a human skull. Bloody heads, faces, knuckles, fingers, hands, lips, noses, arms, fur, cuts, scratches. Limbs/tentacles are ripped/hacked off. Blood spatter (red/blue), insect goo. Burning fur/flesh. A man slices his finger on a tin. Freshly-dug graves, skeletons. Archival footage of injured soldiers being carried. Bandaged hand.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Brothel setting, exotic dancing, women in lingerie. Shirtless men. Hugging.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, shots). Smoking (cigarettes, Dieu Cay pipes). Anti-malarial medication mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-words, b*tch, bastards, balls. Name-calling (crackpot, crazy, sonofab*tch, dumb*ss, idiots, etc). Religious exclamations (damn, I'll be damned, oh God, Oh my God, what the hell, thank God, this place is hell, who in the hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    King Kong, remote islands, expedition, survival, seismic charges, revenge, photojournalism, sacrifice, World War II, Vietnam War, hollow earth theory, tracking.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (plane crash), dead family mentioned. Dead friends/soldiers/colleagues. Estranged family. Helicopters, lightning, thunder, full moon. Flock of birds, dragonfly, deer, fireflies, moths, flies. Giant creatures shaped like gorillas, water buffalo, spiders, lizards, octopus, stick/log insects. Spitting. Hot dog eaten. Very brief Japanese dialogue (subtitles). Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, effects-driven, action-heavy, pacey, audacious, outrageous, characterful, accomplished, eccentric, retro, exciting, visceral, silly, breezy, goofy, satisfying, fun, polished. Warm/funny/moving/scene-stealing/hilarious/soulful performance by John C. Reilly, multi-dimensional/accessible characters, fearsome/observant/sensitive/tragic/muscular/towering Kong, inventive/exciting monster scenes, wild/flamboyant/electrifying/captivating/memorable action, mind-blowing/astonishing CGI, creative/graphic deaths, throwaway humour, avoids many genre clichés, ravishing/deep/swoony cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, uneven, overblown, clichéd. Pithy screenplay, some weak/dumb characters, leaden dialogue.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Published in M
Saturday, 01 October 2016 03:59
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence, some scary scenes.

  • The pitch

    The bird will explain everything.

  • Starring

    Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Allison Janney, Chris O'Dowd, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie, Hayden Keeler-Stone, Georgia Pemberton, Milo Parker, Raffiella Chapman

  • Directed by

    Tim Burton

  • Running time

    127 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with arrows (crossbow) and bullets (.38), hit by vehicles, grabbed, laughed at, knocked unconscious, hit with objects, impaled, stabbed, splashed with beer, set on fire, thrown through the air, slammed into walls/windows, knocked aside, roped, frozen, trapped beneath ice, near-hit with knives, attacked by birds/bees, punched, stomped on, bitten, turned to stone/shattered, eye-gouged, slashed on face, cleavered, dropped to the ground. Characters slide down a rooftop. Objects smashed, kicked, thrown, shoulder-charged, set on fire, thumped. Explosion. Air raid/bomb dropped on house. A teddy bear is torn in half, an inanimate object is brought to life then killed in a fight. Children wear World War II-style gas masks. Trashed houses, broken glass, swastikas seen, air raid siren heard. Children enter a sideshow haunted house (fluorescent skulls, giant spiders seen). A man watches a TV program of birds attacking carrion. References to "monsters" (ie Nazis) in Poland during World War II. A newspaper article mentions the sinking of a luxury cruise liner. A story is told of a German air raid on a children's home leaving no survivors. A boy asks, "Do you want to know who killed me?" Yelling, screaming, mass panic. Killing people, [being] brutally attacked mentioned. Blood/gore: A man's eyes are plucked out (many others implied). A pile of eyeballs seen; eyeballs are eaten. Jars of organs seen. Organs are inserted into inanimate objects/a boy to bring them to life. Skeleton characters are blown apart (skulls, pelvic bones etc seen flying off). Bloody objects, hand, organs, scratches. Inky blood seen. Welts seen on face. Corpses (adult/children/animal), skeletons, skulls. Injured bird. Characters with empty eye sockets. Smoke rises from people being experimented upon. Stitching (doll). Nightmares, anxiety mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, hand-holding, hugging. An invisible child is frequently understood to be naked. Two teens undress to 1940s-style underwear. A man says he suspected his late father of infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking (pipe, cigarettes). Pub setting. Prescription pills mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bollocks, crap, what the..? Name-calling. Religious exclamations (God bless him, oh my God, thank God, Heaven knows).

  • THEMES

    Adventure, grandfather-grandson relationships, special powers, time travel, fathers, therapy, jealousy, power, factions, experiments, therianthropy (shapeshifting), immortality, birdwatching, Ymbrines, Hollowgasts, Wights, invisibility, resurrection, maps.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead grandfather. Birds, crabs, bees, squirrel, ocean fish. Planes (Messerschmitt), toilet. Characters with glowing white eyes, long tentacles, eyeless faces, large/sharp/scary teeth, super powers, amphibious limbs, empty eye sockets, monkey tail/legs. Roast meat eaten. Spitting (water). A character removes his contact lenses. Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, mordant, charming, funny, pleasing, singular, admirable, macabre. Outstanding characters, gripping/crowd-pleasing finale, sensational costumes, elaborate/meticulously detailed set design, marvelous effects/CGI, some glorious visuals, lush cinematography, clever jump cut after opening credits, sharp contrast between real and fantastic worlds, good use of metaphor about the horrors of World War II.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, clichéd, disappointing, complicated, trite. Straightforward/restrained filmmaking, underused cast/characters, stuffy/dreary/dull in parts, excessive exposition, senseless final battle, off-kilter accents, the only non-white actor plays the villain.

The Hateful Eight

Published in T
Sunday, 17 January 2016 03:28
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  • Rating

    R18+: High impact violence.

  • The pitch

    Are you a h8ter?

  • Starring

    Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, James Parks

  • Directed by

    Quentin Tarantino

  • Running time

    187 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, poisoned, hit, elbowed, punched, threatened, handcuffed, thrown from a moving vehicle, pushed, held at knifepoint, splashed with hot liquid, taunted, hanged. Objects thrown, smashed, kicked. Hanging discussed/mimed. Stories of people being shot, hanged/hit with objects, racially motivated killings, horse being injured/shot, headhunting, violent intentions, torture, coercing sexual acts. Screaming, yelling. Murder, neck snap, breaking out of prison, burning down prison, shooting, stabbing, drowning, burning, injuring mentioned. Blood/gore: Pile of corpses, bodies dumped down a well, exploding head, blood/brain matter, dismemberment, severed arm, dislodged tooth. Lots of blood on heads, faces, noses, mouths, hands, clothes, objects, snow (droplets, spray, stains, pools). Bleeding, licking blood, vomiting blood, bloody wounds, spitting blood, spurting/spraying blood. A knife pierces skin (throat). Black eye, bruising, scar, abrasion. Many deaths, fever, cut my legs off mentioned. Squelching sound of blood heard.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Oral sex (m-m). Full male nudity. Naked man, coerced sexual acts mentioned. Slang for having sex. References to sex acts, male genitalia.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (pipes, cigarettes). Brandy, liquor, snakebite discussed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastards. Name-calling. Racial slurs/attitudes. Many derogatory terms for non-whites, old people, Mexicans, women. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Bounty hunters, rewards, justice, fever, racism, bigotry, violence, prisoners, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son, dead wife mentioned. Spitting, snot, fainting, slurping. Animal skull, pelts seen. Chicken being plucked; plucked chicken seen. Blizzard.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, clever, old-fashioned, intimate, colossal, superb, distinctive, thrilling, delicious, winking, epic, suspenseful, beautiful, hideous, funny, transportive, shocking, nervy, slow-burning, meditative, grand, bloody, elaborate, pungent, profane, outlandish, uncompromising, bleak, severe, dialogue-driven. Glorious comic performance by Samuel L Jackson, fine cast, inventive/swaggering dialogue, gratuitous bloodletting, sinuous/catchy/exuberant/haunting score, luxurious cinematography, minimalist setting, vivid themes, utterly Tarantino.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, over-confident. One-dimensional/broadly drawn characters.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Published in K
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:43
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Manners maketh the man.

  • Starring

    Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill, Jack Davenport, Sofia Boutella

  • Directed by

    Matthew Vaughn

  • Running time

    129 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people are shot, exploded (suicide bomb), sliced in half, gagged, bound, glassed, punched, head-slammed, kicked, hit with objects, stabbed, tasered, headbutted, throat-grabbed, smacked, threatened with a cleaver, drowned, slapped, poisoned, maimed, throat-sliced, implanted, thrown through the air, set alight, impaled, electrocuted, axed. Explosions, machine-gun fire, RPGs. A dog is threatened at gunpoint, a dog is shot (off-screen). Brawling (church, pub, street, beach). Car theft, careless driving, vehicles rammed, police chase. Smashed mirror/glass, door bashed in, objects sliced/smashed. Free-falling, a body falls on a car bonnet. Screaming. Cannibalism, multiple fatalities, kidnapping, petty crime, genocide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (high body count). Finger blown off, man sliced in half, dismemberment, exploding heads. Blood spatter, bloody heads/mouths/hand/wounds/clothing, sliced throat/arm/hand. Photo of stapled/stitched corpse. Laser surgery on neck, scars. Objects protruding/removed from skin. Man in hospital bed/breathing tubes. Body bags. Green poison seen beneath skin. Bruising (domestic violence implied).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied. Kissing, bum-slapping. Nude bottom (female), shirtless men, swimwear. Slang references to sex, masturbation, homosexuality, anal sex, prostitution.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged (Rohypnol), poisoned. Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, champagne, cocktails). Smoking. A man is struck with an amnesia dart, people are sprayed with poison. Drugs mentioned. Club settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-word. Slang for genitals. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Spy organisations, intelligence, surveillance, confidentiality, climate change, teamwork, gadgets, villains, technology, class, betrayal, biometrics, domestic violence, hate.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband/father, deceased friend/colleague. Dead friend, sodomy, abortion, anti-Semitism mentioned. Helicopters, planes, toilets, fireworks. Puppies, dogs, taxidermy animal. Brief Arabic and Swedish (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, parodying, self-aware, witty, intelligent, stylish, heartfelt, rare, bold, esoteric, thoughtful, exciting, whip-smart, playful, filthy, fun, exhilarating, fleet, old-fashioned, rollicking. World-class actors, delicious/simple/genius concepts, sharp jokes/pop culture references, swift plotting, good inside jokes for fans of the comic, shocking/operatic violence, funky score, unrepentantly British.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, sexist, overlong, daft, bloated, desperate, crass. Runs out of steam, some unnecessary/out-of-place/lads' mag/nasty humour.

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.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Published in C
Sunday, 06 April 2014 22:06
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Captain America gives S.H.I.E.L.D. the bird.

  • Starring

    Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Maximiliano Hernández, Emily VanCamp, Toby Jones, Stan Lee, Garry Shandling, Alan Dale

  • Directed by

    Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joss Whedon

  • Running time

    136 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, tasered, punched (repeatedly), kicked, choked, garroted, hit with objects, pursued, pushed from high ledges, thrown through the air, slammed against objects, stabbed, slashed, slapped, hit by cars, bound, handcuffed, taken hostage, dragged, held at gunpoint, body-slammed. Hand-to-hand combat, martial arts. An aircraft crashes into a building, a man falls out of a plane (flashback). Vehicle pursuits/collisions/rollovers, rammed cars, burning vehicles, bus accidents, police chases, jet crashes. Air strikes, explosions, destroyed objects/buildings/aircraft, grenades thrown, police shootouts, debris, broken glass. Uniformed officers shot, break-and-enter. Mass panic, elevator in freefall, screaming. Footage of World War II (trenches, fighting, burning objects etc). Stealing cars, Nazi Germany, execution mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, bleeding, blood on objects. Bloody cuts/grazes, scratches/faces/noses/clothing, split lips, swollen eyes, bruising, scars, bloody bullet wounds, cloudy eye. Severely burned body. Snapping arm. Medical procedures: Injections administered. Patients in hospital beds, IV drips, defibrillation, bullet removal, drilling, stitched wound, body on stretcher, head-clamping, limb-sawing. Fractures, lacerated spinal column, collapsed lung mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Shirtless men. Tight-fitting clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are injected with unknown medication. Alcohol (champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, sonofab*tch, name-calling. Racial, police stereotypes. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, pirates, betrayal, hijacking, trust, technology, freedom, disguises, Marvin Gaye, arson, corruption, conspiracy, World War II, Nazis, paranoia, national security, dating, super powers, levitation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friends/colleagues. Deceased parents, wife kicking husband out mentioned. Hospital, cemetery, underground bunker settings. Full moon, jets, helicopters, military aircraft. Freefalling, parachuting, abseiling. Spiderweb. Some French language (subtitled). Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Good, great, solid, entertaining, satisfying, exhilarating, relevant, subversive, talky, plotty. Terrific action sequences, more complex/compelling storyline, old-school-thriller tone, good chemistry between cast, good fight choreography, introduction of new characters, inspired cameo from Stan Lee, stronger female character development, accessible to both fans and newbies.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, derivative, disappointing, predictable, mediocre, halfhearted, risk-averse, swollen, muddled, frantic, familiar. Predictable reveals, dull editing during fight scenes/car chases, long running time, flat televisual look, lacks heart/humour/emotion.

Robocop (2014)

Published in R
Saturday, 22 February 2014 20:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The tin man has no heart.

  • Starring

    Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson

  • Directed by

    José Padilha

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (military weapons, handguns), thrown through the air, severely burned, near-choked, maimed, pushed, tasered. Shootouts, explosions, military ambush, gunfire, suicide bombers, car bomb, grenade. Broken glass, property damage, buildings destroyed. Military setting (Tehran). Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan mentioned. Rape, arson, murder, domestic violence, loss of American lives mentioned. Screaming, arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody clothing, bleeding, blood splatter, bloody face. Decapitated head (robot), corpses, dismemberment. Severed spine, 4th degree burns, paralysis mentioned. Damaged red eye (close-up), exposed brain, lungs, exposed body parts, diagrams of human exoskeleton.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing. Woman in bra, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug deal, drug lab, bags of white powder seen. Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer). Totally stoned mentioned. Dopamine, antidepressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word (bleeped), s-words, a-words, b*tch, crap. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Robotics, drones, cyborgs, technology, safety, law enforcement, war, Middle East, weapons dealing, rehabilitation, dirty cops, free will, protocol, family, jingoism, security, criminals, justice, trauma, disability, greed.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased child (shot). Military jets/aircraft, helicopters, officer down. Hospital setting. Patients with missing limbs (photos), patients in hospital beds, patients hooked up to tubes, brain surgery, medical examinations. Divorce mentioned. Spitting. Some Farsi (subtitles). Some shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Timely, satirical, creative, compelling, exciting, pacy, thoughtful, grounded, kinder, gentler, updated, rearranged, slick, solid. Cool CGI, stylistically retro, character-based, brisk direction, competent execution, well cast, low-key finale, pitch-perfect tone, big ideas, smarter than expected. Fight scenes are effectively choreographed.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shallow, misguided, creaky, deafening, boring, heavy-handed, witless, cheap-looking, muddle-brained, illogical, tedious, overwrought, plodding, lifeless, frenetic, dull, flat-footed, humourless. Underdeveloped subplots, some dull action sequences, melodramatic storyline, murky cinematography, poorly paced.

The Incredibles

Published in T
Saturday, 14 September 2013 10:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Medium level violence and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    It's super.

  • Starring

    Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L Jackson, Jason Lee, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Elizabeth Peña, Dominique Lewis, Wallace Shawn, Lou Romano

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters (including children) get punched, kicked, attacked by giant robot/droids, pursued, shot at (lasers, gunfire), beaten, mugged, thrown through the air, slammed against objects, dropped, sucked into engines, hit with objects, near-choked, near-crushed (tar balls), taken hostage, restrained, electrocuted, threatened, knocked over, kidnapped (baby), held at gunpoint. People fall from sky-height into the ocean/toward land. Missiles launched, mid-air explosion, plane crash, helicopter crash, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollover. Armed gunmen, robbers, men in balaclavas, tanks, armed soldiers. Attempted suicide (jumping), break-and-enter, gunshots. A bomb is attached to a child. Derailed train, burning building, smashed objects, explosions, extensive property damage, debris. Domestic yelling/arguing, screaming, pleading. Blood/gore: Bloody gash on arm. Bandages, neck braces, man in traction, man on stretcher. Human skeleton/corpse seen. Photographs of terminated superheroes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, bum-grabbing, kissing. Intimacy implied. A woman believes her husband is having an extra-marital affair. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE

    Heck, darn. Name-calling. Religious references. Genre, gender, teen, adult, marriage, family stereotypes. Weight, hobo jokes.

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, secret identities, super strength, super speed, elasticity, force fields, invisibility, family, siblings, teamwork, invention, lying, the glory days, secret missions, reinvention, training, relocation, facial recognition technology, droids, capes, super suits, infidelity, security, hideouts, villains, fanboys, fashion design, haberdashery, teenage crushes, stowaways, monologues, lawsuits.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wedding, church, courtroom, hospital settings. Job loss. Deceased loved ones, friends, colleagues mentioned. Cat, buzzing insects, parrot, mole. Lightning, thunder, tornado, full moon, helicopter, plane, campfire. Spitting. Brief French language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Dazzling, beautiful, funny, meaningful, huge, ambitious, satirical, inspirational, sweet, spirited, clever, buoyant, human, raucous, fun, fresh, sharp, amusing, action-packed. Top-notch storytelling, outstanding CGI, visually thrilling, engaging characters, family friendly message.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Too violent for some children. Loud, overlong.