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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

THE INVISIBLE MAN, 22/11/20

THE INVISIBLE MAN

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Synopsis

A crazed scientist / businessman (who after staging his own suicide), uses his power and technology to become invisible and stalk his ex-girlfriend. When her story is refused by the police, she decides to take matters into her own hands

Cinema

Sky Cinema

Run Time

Two hours, Five minutes (2h, 05m)

Movie Rating

91%

Age Rating

15 (Strong Bloody Violence / Language / Horror / Mystery and Thriller)

Cast

Cecilia Kass – Elisabeth Moss
Emily Kass – Harriet Dyer
Adrian Griffin – Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Tom Griffin – Michael Dorman
James Lanier – Aldis Hodge
Sydney Lanier – Storm Reid
Marc – Benedict Hardie
Annie – Amali Golden
Detective Reckley – Sam Smith
Security Guard – Nash Edgerton
Accident Victim – Anthony Brandon Wong

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lifestyles. Moving on, the UK is back in lockdown, President “Donald” Trump is still refusing to concede victory to “President – Elect” Joe Biden, Moderna have developed a vaccine against COVID-19 which is alleged to be 94.5% effective compared to Pfizer and BioNTech’s revision to 95% alongside Oxford University / AstraZeneca's 90% and a bus driver of an express service suddenly pulled out of a bus lane to overtake the bus ahead, forcing several cars to slam on their brakes. Seems the bus driver was not paying attention? “Tut-tut”

The current list of countries on and added to the travel corridor list for England includes Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Azores, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, Chile, Cuba, Dominica, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Gibraltar, Greek Island of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos, Greenland, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Israel and Jerusalem, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Macao (Macau), Madeira, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie/Oeno Islands, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, South Georgia/South Sandwich Islands, St Barthélemy, St Helena / Ascension + Tristan da Cunha, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Turks / Caicos Islands, UAE (United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vietnam. If you are travelling to a country not on the list, you must self isolate for 14 days.

Review: This movie was intended to be a part of a shared universe dubbed, “THE DARK UNIVERSE” by Universal, kick-started by the rebooted 2017’s The Mummy. Sadly, due to negative reviews, the shared universe never took off, and Johnny Depp seemingly disappeared from the cast after being attached to the movie. The Invisible Man is a standalone movie and heads in its own direction. The movie itself has a very modern feel to it.

It tackles issues of mental and physical abuse, which is also vital to the tone of the plot. The differences from the original movie (Hollow Man came after) and this one are the adaptations for audiences. As more issues arise in the 21st century, movies seek to appeal and be more in tune with what audiences can in some way relate to (The character in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was very differently portrayed). You’d get the impression that maybe the writers for this movie should have worked on The Mummy first, and maybe the shared universe may have kicked off with more positive reviews? 

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

SUPERMAN: RED SON, 09/11/20

SUPERMAN: RED SON

Trailer         

 Synopsis

A reimagining of the Superman mythology if he had not landed in Kansas, USA and instead his ship had landed in Ukraine during 1950s Cold War as a Soviet asset, which would cause panic in the United States.

Cinema

Online Stream

Run Time

One hour, Twenty Four minutes (1h, 24m)

Movie Rating

88%

Age Rating

12 (Action / Adventure / Animation / Violence / Fantasy / Sci-Fi)

Cast

Superman / Clark Kent / Kal El – Jason Isaacs
Young Superman – Tara Strong
Lois Lane – Amy Acker
Lex Luthor – Diedrich Bader
Wonder Woman – Vanessa Marshall
Brainiac – Paul Williams
Batman – Roger Craig Smith
James Olson – Phil Morris
John Steward / Ron Troupe – Phil LaMarr
Dwight D. Eisenhower / John F. Kennedy – Jim Meskimen
Hal Jordan – Sasha Roiz
Joseph Stalin – William Salyers
Superior Man / Guy Gardner / Petrovich – Travis Willingham
Svetlana – Winter Ave Zoli
Dimitri – Jason Spisak
Ambassador Lee – Greg Chun
George Taylor – Jim Ward

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lifestyles. Moving on, the UK is back in lockdown, Joe Biden has “won” the presidential election in United States of America (although it may similarly become as messy as Brexit), Pfizer and BioNTech appear to have developed a vaccine against COVID-19 which is 90% effective and an entitled cyclist ran a red light at a four way junction and nearly got himself run over. Yikes.

The current list of countries on and added to the travel corridor for England includes Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Azores, Barbados, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, the Canary Islands, Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Gibraltar, Greece (includes Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos), Greenland, Grenada, Hong Kong, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Japan, Latvia, Macao (Macau), Madeira, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie/Oeno Islands, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, South Georgia/South Sandwich Islands, St Barthélemy, St Helena / Ascension + Tristan da Cunha, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. If you are travelling to a country not on the list, you must self isolate for 12 days.

Review: Adapted from the acclaimed DC graphic novel as a retelling of the Superman mythology if he had landed in (Soviet) Russia. An interesting premise, although it appears to appease a certain demographic in some scenes. But if you keep an open mind, the story is left open for potentially more to build on (Looks to have taken inspiration from Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Flashpoint as well).This movie is definitely not suitable for young children given the violence, but worth watching nonetheless.