Manly Movies

Science Fiction

Extinction (2018)

Extinction (2018)

Extinction    27 Jul 2018

TV-MA 95 minReleased

5.9
IMDB: 5.9/10 775 votes

Another weekend, another turd that Netflix has pulled out of someone’s dumpster and is trying to fish for rentals with. Two weekends ago, it was How It Ends, a movie that demoralized me so much I couldn’t even write a review for it. One weekend ago it was Father of the Year, a film so wretched I couldn’t even get past the eight minute mark. This time around, Netflix has been searching Universal’s trash heap and pulled ...

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Alita: Battle Angel    14 Feb 2019

PG-13 122 minReleased

7.6
IMDB: 7.6/10 783 votes

Near the culmination of the science fiction thriller, “Alita: Battle Angel,” the heroine, Alita (Rose Salazar) bursts into the cavernous headquarters of the ruthless cyborg parts dealer Vector (Mahershala Ali). The facility is full of massive mechanized security robots. Alita furiously dispatches them one by one, using her technologically enhanced sword and then fires a futuristic looking Gatling gun. This is one of the more inventive and heart-pumping images in the movie, which is visually arresting but a ...

The Wandering Earth (2019)

The Wandering Earth (2019)

The Wandering Earth    05 Feb 2019

N/A 125 minReleased

7.4
IMDB: 7.4/10 778 votes

Having established himself as the Chinese John Rambo in his Wolf Warrior films, martial artist Wu Jing returns with the pseudo intellectual and very sentimental sci-fi adaptation The Wandering Earth, based on a short story by acclaimed author Liu Cixin. Jing takes the part of Bruce Willis in China’s answer to Armageddon, with a bit of 2001 A Space Odyssey thrown in for good measure. In the future, the dying sun is expanding and it’s going to engulf the Earth in ...

Inuyashiki (2018)

Inuyashiki (2018)

Inuyashiki    20 Apr 2018

N/A 127 minReleased

6.8
IMDB: 6.8/10 931 votes

From Shinsuke Sato, director of the excellent manga adaptation, I am a Hero, comes the fantastic Inuyashiki. No relation to the former film, Inuyashiki is a sci-fi thriller, based on another manga, created by Hiroya Oku, which offers decent effects and a cracking story. I am a Hero was a pretty cool zombie effort, which I also reviewed here a year or two back. This could be considered Japan’s first serious entry, that I know of, into the “super-hero” genre, ...

The Predator (2018)

The Predator (2018)

The Predator    14 Sep 2018

R 107 minReleased

5.4
IMDB: 5.4/10 879 votes

The Predator is not the corrective surgery we were hoping for when we first heard that Shane Black would direct an all new movie. The franchise was first soiled by Paul W.S. Anderson with AvP in 2004, followed by two more movies that were also unsatisfactory. But what kind of fate is this, where Shane Black himself creates the worst movie of the whole series? One that’ll probably kill the whole thing off as we know it? From ...

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049    06 Oct 2017

R 164 minReleased

8.0
IMDB: 8.0/10 641 votes

Got the chance to watch this one yesterday night in original language, skipping 3D, by choice. I’m not a Villeneuve fanboy, I liked Prisoners and Sicario but I didn’t praise them, and I didn’t like Contact. I Don’t like Renner, but then again, who does ? BR-2049 is a contemplative SF/neo noir flick with a slow pacing, like the original, This is a 163 minutes flick. It’s not an action movie but it has a few efficient action/combat scenes, both brutal and ...