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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: The last act of 'For Your Eyes Only' is super engaging as it's one of those stories where everything comes together really nicely. We also get a fairly good villain and a slightly 'Spy Who Loved Me' style love interest, which is refr... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Brian De Palma's 'Mission: Impossible,' is a film that sees a Hollywood franchise formula born, and its approach is one that has largely been followed closely throughout the subsequent series simply because it all generally works ver... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: The second Mission: Impossible movie sees John Woo take the wheel from Brian De Palma, and on the one hand that means we get a very different visual style and some cheesy attempts at character development. Really though, it's still a... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Brad Bird's 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' is regarded by many as the film where this franchise entered its prime, and whilst I think JJ Abrams' third installment is still a far superior picture, it's hard to disagree that M... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: 'Octopussy' delicately, and rather excitingly sets up it's story really well thanks to plenty of exciting espionage elements and high stakes moments. It's rare when the first act is the most engaging, but it sure is here and this hel... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: 'From Russia With Love' is more so a thrilling espionage story than it is a classic Bond film as it enjoys taking its audience on a high-adrenaline edge-of-your-seat journey through the action and secrecy. Indeed by building on the a... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Like it's predecessor, 'A View to a Kill' has a build-up that largely works thanks to a great villain and high-stakes plot, not to mention a more 'on' than 'off' performance from Moore. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It does begin to get extrem... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: This film makes an attempt to add a bit of depth to Moore's Bond. Christopher Lee delivers an excellent performance too, and the whole experience is aided by a great plot that winds up to a very good final sequence WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: With the stakes raised, we see a harsher side to Bond's character and some pretty exciting new environments. What's more, the cold-war plot allows for some against the clock tension, and abolishes some of the cringe-worthy humour of... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Spielberg said it himself; this is the most honest comic book movie out there, because it truly knows what it is. I thought it would be funny and quirky, but James Gunn manages to exceed all my expectations by building something genu... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Something that Moore's latest Bonds sadly lacked; Timothy Dalton brings an edge to his performance that radiates throughout the entire movie. The result is a film that's actually one of the most sophisticated in the series, where we... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Now that we know everything about these characters and this world it's a rather different experience watching George Lucas' original 'Star Wars,' but it's important to remember that this film is actually one steeped in mystery. Yes f... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: This series just seems to get more thoughtful and thematic as it progresses, and in a way, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2’ is the perfect accumulation of all of that as it’s much slower and gives real time to exploring... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: The first hour of 'Batman v Superman' is pretty great; featuring some nice action sequences, some iconic moments and a whole host of truly excellent visual effects and sound work from Hans Zimmer. It also explores some interesting ph... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: The characterisation and grittiness are what makes this film more exciting than certain Moore era Bonds, but it's Brosnan's intense performance that brings those elements slightly above the tone of Tim Dalton. Match these tropes with... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: '10 Things I Hate About You' is actually a lot of fun because it doesn't take itself too seriously and it almost goes so far down the comedy route that it feels more like a satire of itself. Yes whilst some of the characters and stor... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Without a shadow of a doubt the thing that this film does best is to establish a brand new set of brilliantly quirky characters in a way that makes it feel like you know and understand them already, and that's really no mean feat des... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Tomorrow Never Dies has all the great elements of it's predecessor, but it's a big step up because we actually get to see this version of Bond properly developed, to the extent where he feels like a real human as opposed to a meaning... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: You may be expecting a run-off-the-mill action movie, and what you get with 'Jack Reacher,' is certainly an element of that, but also a far more sophisticated and surprisingly clever crime-film underneath. Indeed firstly this is genu... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Like many of his subsequent projects, the entirety of Danny Boyle's 'Shallow Grave' drives for the darkest possible humour in satirically exploring the consequences of reckless actions, and what's always surprising is that the humour... Read the full review »