This week saw the announcement of a Lord of the Flies remake with an all-female cast. Alongside the usual more sexist remarks about why this is a poor idea, it seems something else was missing from the conversation – it just … Continue reading Is “A Female version of…” lazy film-making?
After the success of The Hunger Games and the Twilight series, it wasn’t going to be long before the imitators and pretenders emerged. Divergent was as close to Hunger Games as you could get but movies such as The Giver … Continue reading The Maze Runner (2014) Review
I would like to see a Battle Royale Hollywood remake. Not because I think it needs it, I don’t, I think Battle Royale is very good as it is, but because I’d be interested in how they handled it. In a time when money and reaching the largest available audience forces films like Die Hard 4 to tone itself down for a more inclusive certification, how would they handle or what would they change about a very mature film like Battle Royale. I’m intrigued because I think the mature element is what makes Battle Royale so unique and successful as a movie. It’s not the … Continue reading Battle Royale (2000) Review
The problem some films are going to have is that they are a victim of the time they were made. Some films are classed as timeless because they tell a story that means you can overlook a film’s shortcomings or the film is made in such a way that it still holds up as watchable today. Most films will be a victim of the limitations of the time. The production will be full of dodgy cuts, shocking effects or terrible acting but will be let through because at the time, it was seen as a suitable or acceptable way to … Continue reading Lord of the Flies (1963) Review