Movie Category: Adventure

OSS 117: From Africa with Love 0

OSS 117: From Africa with Love

I’ve been a fan of Jean DuJardin’s OSS117 films since seeing “Lost in Rio” in 2010 with Hannah & Paul, and it’s been a bit of a hard sell to bring other people on...

Ready Player One 0

Ready Player One

For a futuristic virtual-world story this one came off as quite fresh & original – I wonder if any of the cracks in the story were papered over by the legion of little pop-culture...

The Northman 0

The Northman

What a weird film! I think we got drawn into this by seeing Alexander Skarsgard on a chat show and selling the idea so fully. And yet when you watch it you find yourself...

Mad Max 2 0

Mad Max 2

This genre flick goes beyond being a film into being a bona-fide cinema classic, but on THIS occasion I saw it as a digital restoration at the Bristol IMAX as part of 20th Century...

Ghostbusters: Afterlife 0

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Nowhere near as bad as people might have you believe. Nostalgia’s a funny thing, though.  Seeing a film make a nod to a TV show or film series seems reasonable, but seeing a slightly...

Roald Dahl’s The Witches 0

Roald Dahl’s The Witches

I’ll confess to only having seen about 40% of this, through a combination of drifting in & out of sleep on a flight, and being interrupted by the flight having to land. It seemed...

Jungle Cruise 0

Jungle Cruise

This film features opportunities for The Rock to stand in a jungle looking pissed off wearing a khaki shirt. Plenty-silly treasure caper, which whilst predictable (or at least, trope-heavy) was still a good fun...

Alita: Battle Angel 0

Alita: Battle Angel

This has been in the “to watch” pile seemingly FOREVER, and I’m so glad I got around to it (thanks, COVID!) because it was a great little tale. Screaming out for a sequel (unless...

Dune 0

Dune

It seemed ambitious to mount an expedition on a schoolnight to the cinema to see a 155 min space fantasy, especially given the quality of sleep I got during Blade Runner 2049.  Yet Dune...

No Time to Die 0

No Time to Die

And then they went to a glamorous place, to find someone. Then there was loads of shooting, and they found the name of someone else, so they went to another glamorous place to find...