Manly Movies

Djimon Hounsou

Air (2015)

Air (2015)

Air    14 Aug 2015

PG-13 95 minReleased

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 ...

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy    01 Aug 2014

PG-13 121 minReleased

IMDB: 8.1/10 955 votes

It’s undeniable that 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy represents Marvel Studio’s most left-field production to date. Adapted from a mostly obscure Marvel series that has existed in various incarnations since the 1970s, this is not so much a superhero movie but rather a science fiction space opera closer to Star Wars than Iron Man. In truth, nobody expected much from Guardians of the Galaxy, and yet it’s easily one of the best pictures in the Marvel canon, a riotously irreverent ...

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7    03 Apr 2015

PG-13 137 minReleased

IMDB: 7.2/10 335 votes

I reckon Walter Hill put it best, when he said that action sequences must be at least somewhat realistic, in order for them to be effective as entertainment. When a movie like Furious 7 flagrantly doesn’t bother with any sort of plot, we’re at the mercy of its action sequences to entertain us. And the action sequences in Furious 7 for the most part, are just at a toe-curling level of shittiness. Which is a pity, because ...