Ian's Movie Reviews
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Posts Tagged ‘action movies

Mad Max: Fury Road

May 20, 2015

So, a new Mad Max eh? Seems like an odd choice for a franchise to revise, as the original films really only exist as cult classics. And while it has name recognition, Joe and Jane Public really don’t know much about it apart from that. But nevertheless, it is back and with a vengeance. Fury […]

The Bourne Legacy

August 17, 2012

A Bourne movie without Bourne. How does that work exactly? Imagine if they made a movie about one of the other rebel pilots who was doing his own thing while Luke, Han and Leia were on Endor. That’s sort of the way it works here. While Bourne is harassing the CIA, the other agents connected […]

The A-Team

December 27, 2010

The A-Team is the movie that The Expendables should have been. Where the Expendables tried to showcase a lot of tough guys with a lot of action, The A-Team set out to do the same thing except it managed to be fun at the same time. The A-Team was a movie which really shouldn’t have […]


November 19, 2010

What ever happened to regular, direct movie sequels? Now we’ve got sequels which are kind of the third, but also kind of the second, ignoring what was originally second in the series. Then we’ve got prequels, reboots, and crossover movies of two series where we don’t have a clue where they fit into the chronology… […]


November 7, 2010

I went into RED expecting a comedy. What I got instead was a fun action story with some funny parts thrown in along the way, and I think it turned out better that way. Its interesting to watch Bruce Willis as retired CIA agent Frank trying to adjust to a normal life in the beginning, […]

The Expendables

August 15, 2010

First off, I want to say that I admire Stallone’s vision with The Expendables. He made this movie for a specific group of people (those who enjoy violent, gritty action a la the 80s) without really giving a damn about the other facets of the wider movie-going audience. He set out to film a throwback […]