Manly Movies

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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 ...

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6    24 May 2013

PG-13 130 minReleased

IMDB: 7.1/10 344 votes

The word empathy is derided from the Greek word empatheia, which literally translated means passion. To empathise with something, thus feel passionately about it, you must identify with it on a personal level. And I cannot empathise with shark jumping, I don’t care if it is well directed shark jumping. Flying tanks, WMD and badly written espionage, what has become of this series? I blogged about this a while back, when things get too stupid, they ...