It’s International Men’s Day today, and (despite the fact that Best For Film’s writing team is about 70% female) we’re taking a stand. For TOO LONG, we’ve stood by while the feminist cabals that rule Hollywood have taken a noble art form – an art form invented by men, goddammit – and used it to peddle their misandrist agenda. Best For Film is speaking up for the forgotten sex. PENISES FOREVER!
Is Sean Penn the next Liam Neeson?
The adaptation of Lee Child’s best-selling book One Shot, Tom Cruise has some mighty big literary shoes to fill. This film could have so easily been a mechanical and soulless action film, relying purely on the big name stars and the widely-read source material. In fact, Jack Reacher is beautifully shot, brilliantly acted and far surpasses the traditional man-against-the-world action flick. It never pushes the envelope too far, but Jack Reacher will leave you wanting more.
Aged bad-ass. One final mission. Estranged adult daughter. Luc Besson, you’ve done it again.
Everyone’s favourite stealth Irishman is back, shooting even more disenfranchised Albanians in the statistically inevitable Taken 2. But why would you subject yourself to any of Liam Neeson’s new films (except The Grey) without a really massive drink? Well, now you don’t need to! CAUTION: do not attempt to ski after playing this drinking game.
A year on from the events of Taken, Bryan Mills (Neeson) had hoped to retire in peace but when he and his wife are kidnapped by a gang looking to exact revenge, he is forced to re-employ the very particular set of skills which saw Taken become such a a cult hit. Taken 2 is a pretty generic action film with none of the brutality or vibrancy of its predecessor but it has enough spectacle to ensure that cinemas will still get a significant number of bums on seats.
Stop taking his stuff, everyone. You know he doesn’t like that.