Rating: 7 out of 10
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his Gods.
~ Horatius XXVII
A Tom Cruise-driven sci-fi action flick that conforms to a non-linear storyline, impressive but redundant plot twists and gorgeous visuals, Oblivion stands on its own as the bar for science fiction films so far this year and constitutes a successful, if not off-line, approach shot from director Joseph Kosinski.
By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 9 out of 10
To start, we’ll point out the best part of this film – nobody gets to make this kind of film anymore.
Christopher Nolan has broken the mold on the big-name epic, switching out special effects and digitally altered masses for hundreds of extras converging upon a single street in Pittsburgh. Movies on an epic scale such as The Dark Knight Rises do not come along often, and even when they do, they are rarely as good as this movie ends up becoming.
The Dark Knight Rises does not quite surpass its predecessor The Dark Knight on an individual scale, but looking at Nolan’s Dark Knight Legend as a whole, The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) is, by far, the best film of the trilogy.
Every now and then, a movie comes along that is ensured to knock people off their feet. Many have started to believe that Red is going to be one of those films, as early word coming in thus far is only pointing in the positive direction. The plot is simplistic, as former CIA agents battle those who have betrayed them and are attempting to murder them. Sounds simplistic at first, but gets much more interesting when you throw in the following names: Willis. Mirren. Freeman. Malcovich. But enough said, here is the trailer for Red.
Trailer Breakdown after the break.