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Average User Score: 8.3May 18, 2019This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Parabellum is an amazing feat of cinema and the best action film I've seen since the Raid 2. In fact it seems to be directly inspired by the Raid movies and even stars a couple of it's main actors.
The action is brutal, non stop and choreographed beautifully. It's a chase film and takes us to exotic locations as well as through the glittering, rain-soaked, Neon Streets of New York.
Two very minor gripes I had were...firstly, the gunfight scene on Casablanca felt a little bit contrived and unrealistic, more like a computer game than anything. Why the hell can none of these people shoot straight? Second issue was, why do two of the ninja assassins during the end fight scene stop their blades right next to John's neck, demonstrating that they could have killed him and thus allowing him to get the better of them ultimately? Was it out of respect for him maybe? Seemed a bit odd. Anyway, this is nitpicking. I was also a bit sketchy about the way they've made John Wick almost into a superhero. Some of the stuff he endures, there's no way he'd get back o up so quickly. What a movie though.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.6May 10, 2019Such an awful film on every level. I couldn't endure more than 20 minutes of it. Anne Hathaway's British accent is atrocious, the script seemsSuch an awful film on every level. I couldn't endure more than 20 minutes of it. Anne Hathaway's British accent is atrocious, the script seems like its written by a toddler (even though part of it is robbed from the original), the jokes are unfunny and the whole thing is just unbelievable and farcical. The money they spent on this could have saved a village from starvation, instead it's just been flushed down the toilet… Expand
Average User Score: 5.1May 5, 2019One of the most soulless, awful, unimaginative piles of garbage I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot. Relies on the same clichéd horror tropesOne of the most soulless, awful, unimaginative piles of garbage I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot. Relies on the same clichéd horror tropes again and again. I've never heard so many creaky doors. It takes the amount of jump scares to a new level too, in fact, that's all there really is. None of the characters behave in a realistic manner either. I had to leave the cinema early. What a waste of money. When you think about all the starving people that could have been fed with the money they spent on this nonsense. Everyone involved should hang their head in shame.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2May 3, 2019This was a nice a film. Unashamedly progressive, which is cool because it doesn't try and subtly introduce it's politics with stealth. ItThis was a nice a film. Unashamedly progressive, which is cool because it doesn't try and subtly introduce it's politics with stealth. It wears everything on it's sleeve. Not like a Disney or Marvel film where everything is shoe horned in there to tick boxes with women, minorities etc. We need a film like this now, that bigs women up. If you're some whiney little gimp who doesn't have the spine to love the fairer sex because you can't get laid and would rather be hateful then it won't be for you. But if you're open minded and you appreciate gender equality and good humour, you'll have a blast… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Apr 29, 2019This review contains spoilers...For a 3 hour movie there is surprisingly little action. Central characters like Thor and the Hulk did hardlyThis review contains spoilers...For a 3 hour movie there is surprisingly little action. Central characters like Thor and the Hulk did hardly anything and were just lame. Captain Marvel was supposed to be their knight in shining armour but she was hardly in it at all and at the end fails to best Thanos one on one, even though she's just blasted through the middle of a giant space cruiser. I really thought she would be his downfall. If you're going to hype her up that much, make sure she's really a solid element of the film. Too much dialogue, too many sentimental moments. Ending it on Tony's Stark's funeral was just a downer when really you wanted some real cathartic, happy times after the bleakness of Infinity War. It's not even clear how Stark gets the stones from Thanos as one minute they're lodged in this glove and then next minute Stark has them without you even knowing why. Annoying that Black Widow has to die and they couldn't figure out another way to get the soul stone. Hawkeye's rage filled murdering spree near the beginning feels kind of forced and weird. Stupid humour that went way over the top, like Thor becoming a complete loser. It was funny for the first five minutes but when you realised how much they'd nerfed his powers you just felt disappointed, especially after how badass he was in Ragnarok. He was almost discounted from contributing altogether and was just pathetic. Stark's banter with his daughter was just cringey. Why did hulk wearing the infinity gauntlet for 10 seconds manage to restore the earth again? That wasn't explained but maybe I missed it. This always happens, when the hype is so high things go the other way. Captain Marvel's movie was dire as well. For me, although DC have a worse track record, Marvel still haven't topped Wonder Woman. Their new joker movie looks top notch too. Just hoping Guardians 3 is good.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Aug 7, 2014This film is so playful and fun and the characters are well fleshed out. Just like every other Marvel film it has it's own unique feel to itThis film is so playful and fun and the characters are well fleshed out. Just like every other Marvel film it has it's own unique feel to it that has cult classic written all over it.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Mar 22, 2019The Director sacrifices entertainment value to make some big statement about American society, which you could just as easily learn fromThe Director sacrifices entertainment value to make some big statement about American society, which you could just as easily learn from reading a history book about American society. By the end of the film everything just gets so pretentious and ridiculous you're shaking your head in disbelief. Then, seeing as you're so dumbfounded as to what just happened you have to go online to read about it and then end up shaking your head even more. And don't tell me for a second anyone giving this film a great review understood what was going on symbolically while they watched it. Underneath this political garbage there's actually quite an intense horror, which is such a shame, because if Peele just concentrated on making an entertaining, believable and coherent film instead of ramming his political agenda down our throats, we'd walk away more entertained. Another thing that let it down was the script. Why are this family making jokes whilst they're being stalked and treating it all so light heartedly? It makes the mood so jarring. Everything was great with this film until you start having things 'explained,' and then it just gets farcical. Absolute nonsense.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jan 23, 2019Had this one on VHS as a kid and watched it over and over and over again until it was practically unwatchable due to wear and tear. It reallyHad this one on VHS as a kid and watched it over and over and over again until it was practically unwatchable due to wear and tear. It really is a young lad's wet dream, with martial arts, magic, machine guns and Kurt Russell dishing out the one liners and strutting through every scene with his unique brand of bravado and swagger, saving the girl, beating the bad guys and then home in time for cornflakes.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.0Jan 23, 2019My friends and I quoted this film for the entirety of our young lives as it had such a huge impact on us. Best lines are:
Marines, we areMy friends and I quoted this film for the entirety of our young lives as it had such a huge impact on us. Best lines are:
Marines, we are leaving!
You always were an **** Gorman! Eat this!
When do we get out of these chicken **** outfits?
Yeah but it's a dry heat.
Get away from her you ****
I say we take off, nuke the whole planet from orbit, only way to be sure
It's game over man, game over!
In my top 5 action films. A masterpiece on all levels.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Jan 23, 2019This is how the phone call from my friend went before I went over to his to watch Predator, when I was 8 years old...
Friend: Dude, you haveThis is how the phone call from my friend went before I went over to his to watch Predator, when I was 8 years old...
Friend: Dude, you have to come over, my bro rented me this awesome film with Arnie in, and he has to fight an alien!
Me: Really? I think I know it, my parents wouldn't let me watch it. Does the alien have a laser or something?
Friend. Yeah, he has a big friggin laser on his shoulder. Me: Arnie, Aliens and lasers!? Dude I'll be right over!… Expand