Manly Movies

Science Fiction

Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn    21 Nov 2012

PG-13 93 minReleased

5.4
IMDB: 5.4/10 685 votes

Red Dawn is a tale about a bunch of metrosexuals, cheerleaders and supermodels resisting the combined forces of Russia and North Korea. Or generally speaking, just North Korea. Originally, it was supposed to be the Chinese, but in a gutless act of cowardice the studio changed it to North Korea, with some Spetznaz. Now if you didn’t wonder how China, with one aircraft carrier, might invade a continental superpower, then you’d surely wonder how North Korea could do ...

The Martian (2015)

The Martian (2015)

The Martian    02 Oct 2015

PG-13 144 minReleased

8.0
IMDB: 8.0/10 681 votes

After sleeping through Gravity and laughing through Interstellar, (a fine unintentional comedy if ever there was one), it’s good to see a contemporary Sci-fi tell the story right – and do the science right. I am not a big Matt Damon fan, mainly because of his loudmouthed lefty nonsense and his limited acting range, but he was very good in this. The support cast were also excellent, especially the always compelling black guy who I can’t spell the name ...

Air (2015)

Air (2015)

Air    14 Aug 2015

PG-13 95 minReleased

5.1
IMDB: 5.1/10 117 votes

This film reminds me of a recent effort by Michael Biehn, The Divide, where a group of people were trapped in stuffy squalor in the midst of nuclear fallout. That film was sleazy disgusting trash – who wants to see a film high on rape and low on plot? This film, starring The Walking Dead regular Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou, of Gladiator and Fast 7 fame, is somewhat similar. More exploitation with B-listers stuck within very cheap ...

Jurassic World (2015)

Jurassic World (2015)

Jurassic World    12 Jun 2015

PG-13 124 minReleased

7.0
IMDB: 7.0/10 540 votes

Fourteen years of rumours, false starts and cancelled release dates have finally culminated with 2015’s Jurassic World, a grandiose blockbuster that’s confidently worthy of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking Jurassic Park. With dinosaurs now mostly relegated to cheap straight-to-video releases like The Dinosaur Project and Jurassic Attack, it’s refreshing to finally behold a major motion picture with the funds to do it properly. With Spielberg again adopting a producing role, the directorial duties fell to Colin Trevorrow here, whose last moviemaking endeavour ...

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Resident Evil: Retribution    14 Sep 2012

R 95 minReleased

5.4
IMDB: 5.4/10 125 votes

Malaria. Ebola. Gang rape. These are the experiences I’d rather endure than be subjected to another bout of this slurry. But you know, as a fan of the old games and, y’know, zombie movies in general, my ire is no longer directed at Paul W.S. Anderson. Because to hate Paul Anderson would be like hating a 13 year old dog that can’t help pissing itself. When AICN once called him out on his Resident ...

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road    15 May 2015

R 120 minReleased

8.1
IMDB: 8.1/10 785 votes

Two action movies have stuck out for me over the past five years. The first was The Raid, then last year’s John Wick, those to me were freak incidents that wouldn’t be topped for years. After John Wick I thought, quietly, well, that’s it for another five years. Won’t see anything like that again. I don’t really know how or why I doubted the God, George Miller – maybe it was a personal worry that his ...

Terminator Genisys (2015)

Terminator Genisys (2015)

Terminator Genisys    01 Jul 2015

PG-13 126 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 235 votes

After I read the screenplay for RoboCop (2012) years ago, I thought there was nothing I’d read ever again that could be worse. Sitting here in despair and not too far away from rage, I have been proven wrong, since I have just finished reading the screenplay for Terminator: Genisys, an incomprehensibly awful piece of wretched shit. I hate and despise it, in so many ways that I can barely even articulate it. You think the pictures, rumours ...

Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar    07 Nov 2014

PG-13 169 minReleased

8.6
IMDB: 8.6/10 106 votes

Interstellar is another boring movie from Christopher Nolan. If I should be frank about it, it’s actually highfalutin horse shit, guff about love transcending time and space, through wormholes in the sky and even the floorboards of children’s bedrooms. To mask the mediocrity, the seriousness is amped up with traditional pompous audio/visual techniques, such as the lead actor’s mumbling whispers – as if to suggest that speaking through your breath and frowning at your co-leads makes sure that the movie ...

Vice (2015)

Vice (2015)

Vice    16 Jan 2015

R 96 minReleased

4.2
IMDB: 4.2/10 179 votes

I dunno man. I don’t know how much longer I can do it. Sit through Bruce Willis’ money-grabbing DTV hoaxes. “What is that?” Well let me answer in further detail here. Or to put it more succinctly, it’s when actors who have more money than they could ever really spend appear in really (really) awful DTV movies in extended cameos, where the entire production is based on whether or not they actually show up and ...

Automata (2014)

Automata (2014)

Automata    17 Oct 2014

R 109 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 500 votes

I would have to say that upon hearing about this movie, from Millenium and Nu Boyana, alarm bells started ringing, given the scope of the thing – post apocalyptic Blade Runner territory. That type of thing is usually reserved for two fields, one is a production with a gigantic budget and directed by the likes of Ridley Scott. The other appears on the SyFy Channel, where the main attraction is to find something hilarious to point at while ...