White House Down

Comparisons with Olympus has falle are pretty inescapable. Both feature attacks on the White House, with one armed agent saving the president. Both also feature a heap of blowing stuff up. I saw Olympus but didn’t review it. If I had to chose between the two then I think that White House Down is the […]

Jarhead [based on book]

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Jarhead is the story of one young Marine as he goes through training and then into Iraq during the early 90’s. It isn’t an overtly political film, although Kruger has a few interesting, if throwaway comments to make. It is a personal view of the war, and how war changes people/

As a film I don’t think that this was anything special. It was entertaining enough, but both Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard are better than the film. The relationship between the pair is really what is at the heart of the film, the rest is simply the set-up.

And this is fairly understandable, considering that the film is based on the memoirs of Swofford. Of course as a film about war, and Iraq it does have a political message, if you want to see one. If you don’t you can ignore all that.

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Stealth

It’s 2001 with added explosions and minus any thought. If you want to reduce Stealth down to basics of course :) Personally I kind of enjoyed it. I went in expecting shite, and I came out having seen shite. But enjoyable shite. The plot revolves around an experimental AI plane that is being introduced sometime […]