Star Trek Beyond Review (2016)

Rated PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi action and violence) Back in 2009, J.J Abrams helped bring the Star Trek universe to the main stream audience. Through a clever plot device he managed to reboot the franchise so that it was easily accessible to the average cinema-goer whilst still retaining all history that was part of the…

Ghostbusters Review (2016)

Rated PG13 (for supernatural action and some crude humour). From the moment the first trailer was released for the new Ghostbusters reboot, the film was facing an uphill battle.  Quickly becoming one of the most down-voted videos on YouTube, it was surprising how great the vitriol was from the internet, claiming that the four female leads were an…

Independence Day: Resurgence Review (2016)

Rated PG13 (for sequences of sci-fi action and destruction, and for some language). 20 years after the devastating alien attack on Earth, mankind has rebuilt much of the wreckage wrought by the first invasion. In those two decades, humanity has integrated the alien technology into their own, making great scientific advances for the benefit of all.…

Finding Dory Review (2016)

Rated PG. In 2003, Pixar released its fifth animated feature. A little movie called Finding Nemo. Following a tiny clownfish called Marlin and a blue tang called Dory, the film chronicled their journey across the ocean, searching for Marlin’s lost son Nemo. It was an unqualified success at the box office, with multiple Oscar nominations. Now,…

Warcraft: The Beginning Review (2016)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense fantasy violence Warcraft: The Beginning focuses on the human nations of the fantasy world of Azeroth, and their battle  against the Orcish Horde; alien invaders who arrive through a magic portal from their dying world of Draenor.  The two civilisations battle for survival, with both sides of the conflict seeking…

X-Men: Apocalypse Review (2016)

Rating: PG-13 (violence, action and destruction) The last two movies in the X-Men franchise have successfully rebooted the series with new actors and really focused on the tumultuous relationship between Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The great cast coupled with story-lines that delved into themes of brotherhood, discrimination and…

The Jungle Book Review (2016)

Rated PG (intense action and peril). There is a rustling in the bushes, then all goes quiet. Suddenly a pack of wolf cubs burst through the undergrowth, shortly followed by a small Indian boy. They seem to be pursued by something. Something large, making lots of noise as it hunts its prey. The cubs and…

Zootopia Review (2016)

Rated: PG If the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King signalled the Disney Renaissance, then Disney’s foray into the world of 3D animation with hits such as Tangled, Wreck-it-Ralph and Frozen is like the Second Coming. They have proven that they have what it takes to contend with the best…