Kill your darlings (2013)


Godzilla (2014)

This time the ‘King of Monsters’ may be on the side of the human race, naturally being drawn to radiation seeking MUTO’s (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism). Some think its nature’s way of dealing with the MUTO’s, others fear that Godzilla might create havoc. What ensues?

A back story with too much ‘forced drama/emotion’ leads us to the fantastic action sequences and destruction scenes. A tad long at 122 minutes, the 3D didn’t lend much to the visuals, though it wasn’t a deterrent either. New cities make a debut in the catastrophe landscape, a relief from the usual. 

The fans will love it and other mortals like us will enjoy the special effects. Isn’t that what a summer blockbuster is all about?


Oldboy (2013)

Based on a Korean film, this is a twisted tale of vengeance. The term ‘slow poison’ takes on a new meaning when a man is locked up in solitary confinement for 20 years. He is released by his captor on a bizarre quest to find out why he was punished in the first place.

The warped ways in which the human mind can plot a revenge, in the most disgusting manner, is the crux of the film. While the violence is gory and brutal, the mind games and final plot revelation are the true horrors.

Watch if you enjoy this particular genre, it disturbed me more than it entertained.