Tag Archives: Action

‘Taken 2’ possibly one step too far

Taken 2. Having seen Taken 1, I must admit to wondering how they could squeeze much more out of one man's family. But they did. Here are my incidental ramblings, by no means fully formed, about Taken 2. Law of reciprocity, lex talons, prescribes an 'eye for an eye' is the appropriate recompense for a crime committed. The details of which follow: 'Anyone who maims another shall suffer the same Read more [...]

We all have a voice – ‘Olympus has Fallen’

With permission I would like to quote a ‘film review’ by a lesser known (to the world), but extremely prolific social commentator (albeit mostly on Facebook or at The Celtic Towers in Gent, Belgium), my dear friend Geoff Lee. On ‘Olympus has Fallen’ (2013) directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman et al. To key you in to the plot: ‘Disgraced Read more [...]

Skyfall Review

Skyfall was viewed and reviewed by our film club. Everybody has had their say about Skyfall so I will not attempt a review. I will merely record some thoughts that came out of some fairly heated discussions when the Aliens & Others met recently at the BFI Riverside Café. Bond himself has undergone rather a dramatic transformation over the years of changing norms and socio-historical circumstances. Read more [...]

Looper

Looper is a piece of quality science fiction. Looper 2012 (dir. Ryan Johnson). Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt. It looks fantastic and in every detail (except the somewhat convoluted plot) is highly believable - a result, no doubt, of its unashamedly high production values. Whilst it is derivative of other well-known Sci-Fi films (The Terminator, Children of Men etc.), Read more [...]