By Marty Mulrooney
Mad Max: Fury Road is a post-apocalyptic action film created by Australian director George Miller. The fourth film in the Mad Max series, Fury Road isn’t a reboot, or even a remake – rather, it’s a ‘re-take’ or ‘re-visit’ of the world with Tom Hardy replacing Mel Gibson as the titular Road Warrior. In the director’s own words: ““Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the road war which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.” Once again, ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky has nothing left to fight for apart from his own survival, until…
By Marty Mulrooney
Prometheus is a science fiction film directed by iconic English film director and producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator). The film serves as a loose prequel to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, taking place in the same universe whilst exploring new themes and grander ideas. At the end of the 21st century, a team of scientists travel on the spaceship Prometheus to a distant planet in search of the ‘Engineers’ who created mankind and all life on earth.
By Stewie Sutherland
I had the unique opportunity to watch the new film Astro Boy recently, purely as a member of the audience. For this statement to make sense, I have to stress that when it comes to franchises, I’m either a fan or I’m not. Growing up, Astro Boy was a show I vaguely remember as being on very early of a weekday, somewhere near the animated Abbot and Costello show.
I’m showing my age there, I’m sure (I’m 24) and I can only just remember it as something I’d run around the house singing along to when the credits came on. Being the closest thing to an Anime for the time of the late 80’s/early 90’s, Astro Boy was a classic tale of a robot boy who fought crime and evil and saved the world. I think. I can’t stress enough that I can only just remember these details. Long story short, I wasn’t that big of a fan, not when Inspector Gadget did the same job but with the legendary Don Adam’s at the helm. Continue reading