In a cyberpunk dystopia where corporations reign supreme and morality is eclipsed by avarice, technology has chillingly usurped the essence of humanity.
The dualism of man and machine in RoboCop is absolute thesis, mirroring the loss of self in an increasingly mechanized society. The boundaries between flesh and metal, blurring the lines of identity: the iconic silver body of RoboCop personifies a cold and detached guardian of justice, juxtaposed with glimpses of Alex Murphy's humanity that cling desperately to his…
This story begins with a weary wanderer, a combat-hardened veteran searching for solace in the embrace of his homeland. A haunting painting of shattered expectations and raw human spirit, navigating the labyrinthine corridors of trauma and prejudice with unyielding sourness. The signature kinetic energy of explosion and action cinema is ever present, yet each explosion and confrontation pulsates with raw emotional intensity, ensnaring audiences in relentless sympathy. That’s because, beneath the riveting spectacle, it’s easy to see a soulful meditation…
Genesis found in the ashes of John Rambo's haunting past, ab ovo ex bello - this is the start of his myth.
Cosmatos wields the directorial baton with incredible finesse, weaving a spellbinding tapestry of adrenaline-fueled action and evocative storytelling. The camera captures each sinewy movement, rendering Rambo's kinetic ballet as a visceral experience that transcends the silver screen. From the dark, enigmatic jungles to the searing sunsets, the film's visuals paint an ethereal canvas of lush splendor and visceral…
This one isn’t even that ambitious, I’m not going to lie.
Rambo III lays bare the ethos of brotherhood — As Rambo forms an unlikely alliance with Afghan freedom fighters, this entry becomes a meditation on the ties that bind humanity together — the unbreakable bonds of friendship and the essence of solidarity amidst the storms of adversity.
Against the backdrop of the Soviet-Afghan War, the narrative explores the intricacies of foreign intervention and the tenacity of a people's will…
Unfortunately very flawed but still emerging as a cinematic zenith for the saga (and yes I’m talking about the ending) — it’s an incredibly respectable swan song to a warrior's legacy. Stallone does a wonderful job as Rambo, and you can tell he wants to make the last time one of the best emotional rides for the character, yet the retribution achieved through the booby-trap farm finale isn’t cathartically connected to the rest of the series, thus making it lose…
Are you ready for this G, yeah?
C'mon, man, I was born ready and dat
Okay, aight, boom
Oppie, hold tight, Albie
Hold tight the gyal dem as well, boom
Boom, yo, gah
The ting goes skrrrahh, pap, pap, ka-ka-ka
Skibiki-pap-pap, and a pu-pu-pudrrrr-boom
Yo, you dun know
Dun know, y-you
You look a bit shook, Oppie
You look a bit hot
A primal dance of predator and prey, a ballet of survival and terror that punctuates the narrative, scattering pulse-pounding beats of suspense and “sheer-awe-for-the-unknown” around the runtime. Each feels calculated, emanating the primal urgency which oscillates between fascination and terror - it’s almost a romantic movie, in the sublime sense. Yet I do think the sequel did such a greater job at entertaining the audience while showing inspiringly terrifying sceneries and situations that I can’t help but feel a bit…
This one acts more as an opera in 2 acts: the first part sets up everything quite nicely and leaves a bit of room to make the characters breathe through their introduction, while the second is a non-stop action sequence that genuinely made me smile for 30 minutes straight.
In The Trench, the introspection aspect is slightly reduced in everybody’s story arc, and while that would normally be a bad thing, I do think it actually helps the pacing by…
Like eating an oreo cake so sugary you get high on fructose and can’t even start tripping before you end up in the most pleasurable ethereal plain ever known to both men and high heavens, sailing on seas of serotonin for infinity and beyond, forever and ever and ever and ever
The very true but also very sad reality is that corporations have successfully turned activism into commodities they can sell to the very people who despise their guts. In order to watch Brooker’s caustic criticism of Netflix you have to subscribe for at least the free trial of Netflix. It’s absurd, because I enjoyed this! I enjoyed what it’s trying to do and I’d also recommend it to people I know. However it’s all SO bogus, and I’m stuck as…
Yeah, this is one of my favorite ones, I don’t understand the hate.
At its core, Saw V is a movie mirroring the cutthroat nature of a capitalistic society, where self-interest at the expenses of others rules the day. I saw people usually complain about how the characters are all so unlikeable with this one, but to be honest I think there’s a purpose for that here: you see, the victims to this entry’s game are not really traditional villains,…