Power Rangers as never going to really work. The original is a colourful, camp, silly show with super-annoying teenagers who all get on, have incredible hair and teeth and use massive robots to fight dodgy looking monsters. It is a product … Continue reading Power Rangers (2017) Review
For many, Beauty and the Beast is Disney’s ultimate masterpiece. Holding accolades such as Oscar recognition before a best animated picture category, it has been heralded as the pinnacle of feature length animation. To many, a remake would be considered … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review
A remake should only exist if it can improve upon the original. That could be updating effects, fixing mistakes from the past or adapting the original story to make it better. Luckily, Ghost in the Shell’s remake does all of these … Continue reading Then and Now Month: Ghost in the Shell (2017) Review
It will be an unpopular view and one that flies in the face of popular opinion but I didn’t “get” Ghost in the Shell. It begins well, with plenty of potential and a very cool, basic idea, but soon it feels … Continue reading Then and Now Month: Ghost in the Shell (1995) Review
The nostalgia-movie remake is a crowded market. Mining the 70s and 80s for movie classics in the hope they will translate to a modern audience seems like a safe idea but the results have been hit and miss at best. For … Continue reading Fast and Furious Month: Baywatch (2017) Review
I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen … Continue reading Trailer of the Week: Death Wish
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?