Mission Impossible III – Decent action movie, still not my idea of a Mission Impossible movie.

This instalment, the third movie, in the Mission Impossible movie series is better than Mission Impossible II although it has to be said that this is not that difficult as far as I am concerned. The movie is more balanced in pace and the stunts and action scenes are not so totally over the top and ludicrous as in the second half of Mission Impossible II. Having said that there are still lots of pretty outrageous action stunts. This movie also has a real bad-ass villain that would not have been out of place in a classical James Bond movie. Continue reading Mission Impossible III – Decent action movie, still not my idea of a Mission Impossible movie.

Mission Impossible II – Classical John Woo over the top action feast. Not a good Mission Impossible movie.

This is a decent enough mindless action movie with a lot of over the top action but it is not really a Mission Impossible movie. The movie starts of reasonably well being somewhat intelligent with a bit of Mission Impossible feel to it. It is actually almost a bit slow at times. However, for the second half of the movie it really degrades into a classical John Woo, over the top, action feast with all pretense of intelligence and any true Mission Impossible feel gone. John Woo is not the right person to make a Mission Impossible movie. Continue reading Mission Impossible II – Classical John Woo over the top action feast. Not a good Mission Impossible movie.

Jack Reacher: A good straightforward crime/action movie.

Jack Reacher by Christopher McQuarrie on Cine+ Premiere My rating: 7 out of 10 star Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack … Continue reading Jack Reacher: A good straightforward crime/action movie.

Edge of Tomorrow: Surprisingly enjoyable

Edge of Tomorrow by Doug Liman on Blu-ray My rating: 7 out of 10 stars An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage … Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow: Surprisingly enjoyable

Oblivion – Okay movie, beautiful special effects

Oblivion by Joseph Kosinski on Blu-ray My rating: 7 out of 10 stars One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. In general post-apocalyptic movies … Continue reading Oblivion – Okay movie, beautiful special effects