Sector 7 is the very worst kind of movie with which to be confronted: one that seems to play to your preferences in glossy genre cinema, then fails utterly to deliver on every level
Adele Blanc-sec is highly enjoyable adventure cinema, a loony blend of action, archaeology, supernatural beasties, feminism, whimsy, and gentleman mummies with proper manners
Gandahar makes the cardinal mistake of being a movie about people struggling to escape the iron grip of a merciless, mechanical, totalitarian regime, then it went and got itself animated in North Korea
Lifeforce mixes everything into a completely loopy sci-fi horror tale featuring a perpetually nude female lead and an exploding Patrick Stewart. It’s overdue for a little love.
I’d been told the game was genuinely scary in many places. Seemed like the perfect late-night indulgence. And for portions of the game, it was
Of course, as with an action movie that could have the same description applied to it, crass and moronic doesn’t mean the game is without its… let’s just say that there is some entertainment to be mined from this gibbering buffoon of a game, in much the same way as one can be entertained by an Antonio Margheriti war film
It delivered just about everything I wanted from the game play surprised me with how much more there was to dig into if you so desired.
This German-French-Soviet film is very much like an episode of Star Trek — with all the well-meaning ham-handedness that implies — only with more grime, blood, and full frontal male nudity.
The 2009 Russian film Black Lightning uses the same plot as Sam Raimi’s movie, but asks the one important question Spider-Man left dangling; ‘what about the car? What about the car??’
So, The Amazing Captain Nemo is just-about-passable afternoon matinee entertainment, assuming you can roll with the ropey model FX. And I also now know for certain that even the addition of sweet laser-equipped scuba thrusters isn’t enough to make diving sequences interesting.