Movie Review: Polar (2019)

polarAlways on the damn eve of retirement

Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick 
Director: 
Jonas Åkerlund

Synopsis: The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla (Mads Mikkelsen), is set to retire at 50 as per his company’s rules. Also, as per his company’s rules, he’s set to earn a retirement fund from them that matches any amount he has contributed throughout his employment. The company deems this an expense they aren’t willing to make so decide to take him out before his 50th birthday. So, on the eve of his retirement, Duncan is forced back into the game and sets out to prove to the company why he was (and still is) the world top assassin. Continue reading Movie Review: Polar (2019)

Movie Review: Mute (2018)

Mute 1Stuff happens, things get weird, it’s in the future and the main guy is an Amish mute.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux
Director: 
 Duncan Jones

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Set in a future full of flying cars, A.I., cyborg limbs and electronics pretty much everywhere, our star character Leo (Alexander Skarsgard) is of course Amish and devout to the point of turning his back on televisions and living as simplistic a lifestyle as he possibly can in a modern city. To top it off, he’s mute, caused by an accident at a young age that his Amish mother refused to see medical treatment to fix because of their beliefs. Not only is he trying to live as a mute in a world that literally has countless resources to assist with talking (be it a phone or even surgery to provide an electronic voice box) and not using any of them because of his belief system, his girlfriend goes missing and he sets out to find her in the process unravelling a whole other side of her life he wasn’t aware of. Continue reading Movie Review: Mute (2018)

Movie Review: Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade

Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen

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Please Note: The Following Contains Slight Spoilers (Sorry!)

Ever since watching the trailer I was so keen to see this movie and upon watching last night (thanks to old bosses who have access to streaming links BEST!) I was not disappointed. In three words; This. Movie’s. Awesome!! While the story itself is a bit on the standard futuristic side with automated cars, houses, robotic implants and A.I. essentially controlling everything on a daily basis, there are also elements of ‘days gone by’ throughout is kind of fun. By this I mean the fact that Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) is/was a mechanic and works on muscle cars and his wife doesn’t understand how he likes them because they don’t drive themselves or talk back. Or a later scene that has him paying for something and receives the comment “Ooo paper money, how fun”.

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