Category Hollywood

Review: Alita – Battle Angel

Alita Battle Angel

Alita Battle Angel

Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Duration: 122 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 08-FEB-2019
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
An action-packed story of one young woman’s journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.

Overall Review:
Based on a series of Manga graphic novels by Yukito Kishiro, Alita: Battle Angel is directed by Robert Rodriguez with visionary James Cameron keeping a watchful eye on proceedings. Visually stunning, Alita: Battle Angel is a sumptuous feast for the eyes and it requires the control of a filmmaker who can manage the bigness of action and the intimacy of character...

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Review: VENOM

Venom

Venom

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 105 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 05-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Story:
When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.

Overall Review:
VENOM, directed by Ruben Fleischer (of Zombieland), is based on a character from Marvel comics but, apparently, a standalone film separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Film is lead by Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist who becomes the host of a powerful, symbiotic alien that gives him superhuman abilities. The movie’s supporting cast members include Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, and Woody Harrelson...

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Review: The Predator (2018)

The Predator

The Predator

Genre: Action, Adventure
Duration: 108 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 14-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Plot:
When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

Overall Review:
The Predator, the fourth feature film, comes from the sleeve of the man who breathed new life into the genre of the action film in the eighties. Shane Black, known for his action-comedies, comes back after 30 years in Direction / Script co-writing seat with 2018’s version of THE PREDATOR which is not a reboot of the original...

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Review: Alpha

Alpha

Alpha

Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Duration: 96 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 24-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion, and starts a friendship that would change humanity.

Overall Review:
Alpha, directed by Albert Hughes, tells the story of Boy and Canine relationship, set 20,000 years ago in the tundra of Europe. The subject matter is handled really well, and there are plenty of ‘WOW’ moments. The plot of the film is simple yet effective: Young Keda tries to survive alone in the wilderness after he’s left for dead during his first hunt with his Cro-Magnon tribe...

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Review: The MEG

The Meg

The Meg

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Duration: 114 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 10-AUG-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Story:
After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Overall Review:
Based on Steve Alten’s novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, “The MEG” is an action thriller starring Jason Statham. This is the first movie in a long time where Jason Statham is not an action hero type and he proves that he is more than that. The film is about a group of explorers and scientists who submerge deep into the hidden layer of the ocean where their submersible is attacked by a giant, 75-foot prehistoric shark called Megalodon...

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Review: Mission Impossible – Fallout

Mission Impossible - Fallout

Mission Impossible – Fallout

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Duration: 147 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 27-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5

Plot:
Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Overall Review:
Ethan Hunt is back to save the world once again with Mission Impossible Franchise, 6th in Series named “Mission Impossible – Fallout”, written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. As like other series, this franchise too sets the high standards right from SCENE 1 (Opening Sequence). ‘Mission Impossible’ series have never really been about plots and characters. It’s all about the big set pieces, the unbelievable stunt work and Tom Cruise...

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Review: Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Duration: 102 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 20-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Plot:
A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.

Overall Review:
Skycraper is Old Wine in A New Bottle (80’s Action film with 21st-century Visual Effects), written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Skyscraper is a family-bonding adventure film starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Story of the film is like a decade ago, Will (Dwayne Johnson) was caught in a suicide bomb blast as an FBI agent, scarring his psyche and taking one of his legs...

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Review: Sicario – Day of the Saldado

Sicario 2

Sicario 2

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Duration: 122 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 06-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Overall Review:
“Sicario,” which means “assassin” and “Soldado” = “soldier”, is a sequel to the Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 “Sicario”. Sequel has lost four of the original’s key creative contributors — director Denis Villeneuve, star Emily Blunt, cinematographer Roger Deakins and the late composer Johann Johannson, hence it emerges as a dynamic action drama in its own...

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Review – Ant Man and The Wasp

Ant-Man & The Wasp Poster

Ant-Man & The Wasp Poster

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Duration: 118 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 13-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Overall Review:
Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). First thing first, this is the perfect film to come after the MCU’s action-packed blockbuster Avengers: Infinity Wars. This film is complete contrast to MCU’s blockbuster: Avengers – Infinity wars, it is feather light, low on action and humorous with bright visual...

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Review – Ocean’s 8

Ocean's 8

Ocean’s 8

Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime
Duration: 110 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 22-JUN-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Story:
Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

Overall Review:
Ocean’s Eight is a low-tier Ocean’s movie directed by Gary Ross. It isn’t reboot of the brand name, but a semi-sequel to the Soderbergh pictures. Film is a spin-off of the once-popular Ocean’s trilogy, a series of movies starring men in suits robbing other men in suits (for fun and vendetta). Plot and Script of the film is very predictable. It is a swapping casino heists for a swanky Met Gala robbery as Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) sister of the now deceased Danny Ocean puts an elaborate plan into action...

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