Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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How do you follow up one of the most successful films of all time? It was always going to be tricky to match the awesomeness that Raiders of the Lost Ark achieved, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom does an admirable job. It goes down a much darker path, but still manages to be a thrilling adventure, and worthy successor to one of the greatest films ever made. Continue reading

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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So I could just write best adventure film ever and the review could be over, but maybe I should go into a bit more detail.

Harrison Ford stars as adventuring archaeologist Indiana Jones. Jones is a university professor in the 1930s who moonlights as a globetrotting treasure hunter. His reputation has come to the attention of the US government, who approach him to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can. Continue reading

Independence Day (1996)

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This was the first movie I remember feeling like it was an event when it was released. The internet was in its infancy so the best way to promote a film was still trailers in a theatre, and Independence Day had some of the best trailers I can remember. It teased the epicness of the film so well, and yet, gave away almost nothing about the story other than Earth was about to be visited by some martians who probably don’t have the best of intentions. Continue reading

I Spy (2002)

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Both Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy have been responsible for some of my favourite comedies. It seemed a no brainer that they’d star in this remake of a 60s television show starring Bill Cosby about spies and civilians working together to get criminals. Unfortunately, I Spy does not deliver. It is one of the worst films I’ve seen in a long time and one of a string of flops for Murphy where he wasn’t playing a talking donkey. Continue reading

I, Robot (2004)

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Will Smith has had a lot of luck with science fiction, highlighted by the Men in Black series and Independence Day. I, Robot was supposed to be another entry into Smith’s stellar career, where he is usually able to mix his crazy charisma and charm with an out of this world story. Unfortunately, I, Robot struggles to meet Smith’s usual standards, despite him being just as charming as usual. Continue reading