Articles Posted in the " Action " Category

  • Walking with Dinosaurs 3D

    While his uncle (Karl Urban) and sister (Angourie Rice) head off to dig up a fossilised Gorgosaurus, Ricky (Charlie Rowe) — whose childhood fascination with dinosaurs has since given way to video games and music — remains with the car. When he is approached by a talking Alexornis called Alex (John Leguizamo), however, he is…


  • Nebraska

    Having received a letter in the post inviting him to Nebraska to collect $1 million in prize money, Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is forced to set off from Billings, Montana on foot when his skeptical wife Kate (June Squibb) refuses to drive him. Youngest son David (Will Forte) receives a call at work summoning him…


  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    What Catching Fire does well is ramp up the sense of mortality staring you in the face. It is essentially a blood bath; kids killing kids, ADULTS killing kids. If you thought the arena in The Hunger Games was a nightmare, this arena will haunt you: fog that fatally poisons you if you touch it…


  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor is back, and the God of Thunder’s got a new gang. Lady Sif and the Warriors Three are still about, but (courtesy of the increasingly confused Marvel Cinematic Universe) Thor’s now attended by some new celestial hangers-on. Say hello to the Muse of Stilted Dialogue, the Sibyl of Utterly Predictable Action Sequences and the Demon of Irrelevant Villains, coming together to make a film so grotesquely misshapen that it’ll actually make you look forward to all the plagiarised bits. Sort of.


  • Escape Plan

    Stallone and Schwarzenegger together in the same film is never a bad thing, however it doesn’t exactly raise the bar in the action genre. The good thing about Escape Plan is that it never pretends to be anything more than what it is: two action legends beating the snot out of each other and blowing…


  • R.I.P.D.

    This review was first published on Steven’s website Popcornaddiction.com. You’ve only got yourself to blame if you don’t visit it. When Boston detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is murdered by his colleague and friend Bobby Hayes (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself plucked from the beyond by Mildred Proctor (Mary-Louise Parker) and recruited into the Rest…


  • White House Down

    Have you ever thought to yourself ‘This is a nice film about the President Of The United States, but why isn’t he wearing trainers, kicking a Bad Man in the face and screaming “KEEP YO HANDS OFF MY JORDANS” as lots of paintings burn around him?’ White House Down. It’s what would happen if we…


  • Riddick

    Betrayed by Commander Vaako (Karl Urban, in a brief reprisal), Richard B Riddick (Vin Diesel) finds himself unwillingly exiled on a hostile planet. Injured, and stalked by various indigenous predators, Riddick must overcome a cave full of poisonous scorpion-like creatures in order to hide, re-hydrate and heal. He befriends an infant canine along the way,…



  • 2 Guns

    Robert Trench (Denzel Washington), an undercover DEA agent, and Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg), an undercover Naval Intelligence Officer, rob a bank on behalf of their respective organisations, completely unaware of the other’s affiliations. In the vault they expect to find $3 million of money laundered by Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), but instead end up…