Category Archives: Action

The Gray Man (2022) – Review

A highly skilled assassin known only as Six (Ryan Gosling), is part of the deep-cover Sierra program of the CIA and is widely regarded as the best in the business. However, after a mission goes wrong, Six finds himself on the run from his own employer, with sociopathic former agent Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans) at the front of the queue when it comes to trying to track down Six. This big budget Netflix release hit our screens on the 15th July, 2022, and is certainly one to watch.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Sicario 2 (2018) – Review

This sequel sees CIA Agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) return to enlist a mysterious operative, known to us as Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), to investigate a Mexican drug cartel that has been smuggling terrorists into the United States of America, emphasised greatly by a suicide bombing in a Kansas City grocery store, killing fifteen innocent civilians in the process. Their actions, however, escalate the cartel situation on the whole, resulting in various double crossings and the occasional kidnapping. A worthy film but one that in some peoples eyes, didn’t quite reach the dizzy heights of its predecessor.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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John Wick 3 (2019) – Review

When John Wick (Keanu Reeves) guns down a member of the prestigious high table on restricted grounds, the elite assassin finds himself stripped off all protection and wondering around with a huge bounty on his head. Wick must work his way through the streets of New York and beyond with the world’s most ruthless and sadistic killers trailing him. This is the third movie of the John Wick series and much like the previous two, it is a terrific advert for action movies of today.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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John Wick 2 (2017) – Review

When John Wick (Keanu Reeves) finds himself bound to a debt he must repay, he ultimately accepts an offer of a job in Rome, despite his heavy reluctance. When the job is finished however, he becomes victim of a double-crossing and must escape while he still has his life in his own hands. This is the second movie of the John Wick series and much like the first, it’s a terrific advert for modern day action movies.  

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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John Wick 1 (2014) – Review

A former hitman, still suffering after the death of his beloved wife, is forced out of retirement when a group of young gangsters break into his home, steal his car and savagely kill his dog. Blind with revenge, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) unleashes an ungodly amount of destruction and fury towards the men responsible and their family too. An action-packed, sensational start to one of the finest action movie franchises in a very long time.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Hitman (2007) – Review

A genetically engineered gun for hire, known only as Agent 47, is hired by a group labelled “The Organisation”, before he becomes quickly ensnared in a political conspiracy. Agent 47 is then hotly pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he travels across Eastern Europe in a bid to uncover the truth behind what’s really going on. An impressive action-based flick that sometimes gets overlooked by critics. Hitman is currently streaming on Disney+.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Deepwater Horizon (2016) – Review

April 2010 saw one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit America, after an offshore drilling oil rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded and caused a catastrophic oil spill, resulting in a multitude of deaths. This dramatisation follows Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his crew, as they try to tackle the horrendous event that was thrust upon them. A very impactful film with a tremendous amount of suspense and a solid cast. It’s worth noting that Deepwater Horizon is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Great Wall (2016) – Review

A pair of European mercenaries suddenly find themselves imprisoned within The Great Wall of China, before encountering a secret army that defends and maintains the wall against a horde of horrific creatures, known only as the Tao Tei. William (Matt Damon), one of the mercenaries, must begin his journey toward heroism by joining the huge army of elite Chinese warriors, to confront and conquer, this seemingly unstoppable force. A surprisingly entertaining flick, despite a lot of undeserved backlash upon its original release in 2016.  

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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