The best books, movies, and music of 2015 are reviewed in this week’s feature.
have had mixed-to-negative reviews over the years, ranging from decent, to mediocre, to just plain awful. In fact, the average rating of the four recent films is 32.25 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. Yet, despite how many of these films have been critical flops, Hasbro has announced four new films to be released over the next few years.
They say pride comes before a fall, but maybe superheroes really are impervious to attack?
EA’s Need for Speed product is an excellent racing series that has produced some fantastic titles. It has also produced some that left much to be desired. Need for Speed the film seems to dip into the latter category.
Eight years ago, director Zach Synder introduced us to a world of battles, legends, and oiled eight-pack abs. His adaptation of Frank Millar’s graphic novel was an entertaining film for its amazing CG work, the intensity of the action scenes, and the ridiculous physique of its Spartan warriors. While it was severely overblown, it presented itself as a Greek storyteller might have done, exaggerated and morphed into something forcibly inspiring.