JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brad Peyton Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luiz Guzman. At the world premiere of Journey 2 at Melbourne’s Jam Factory cinemas, stars Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson kept the preview audience waiting 90 minutes while they walked the red carpet, pressed the flesh and signed autographs for the hordes of fans. Was the film worth the wait? Like many other people who had other commitments I left the cinema before the screening commenced. Having caught up with the film upon its release, the Continue reading

SUCKER PUNCH

Reviewed by GREG KING DIrector: Zack Snyder Stars: Emily Browning, Carla Gugino, Scott Glenn, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung. Sucker Punch is a misogynist fantasy, in which scantily clad female warriors kick some major butt in an alternative world. It comes across as a frenzied mish-mash of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Girl Interrupted and Inception via way of Shutter Island. In some ways Sucker Punch resembles a dark, garish, nightmarish CGI-driven version of the recent Inception. The concept for the film was apparently pitched Continue reading