Tag: Movie Reviews
Movie Review Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Confident Sequel Speeds Past the Original
Spin to win
Nobody was expecting much from Sonic's first live-action flick, but against all odds, it's an inoffensive, entertaining family film that captures the heart of the franchise. Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the sensibly named sequel, builds upon the original's successes to deliver something rather rare in Hollywood: a follow-up that's actually...
Movie Review Uncharted - Glossy Green Screen Spectacle Isn’t Entirely Sure Who It's For
Watching the credits roll on Uncharted feels like closure in a lot of ways. We’ve been writing about this movie since the site’s inception in 2009, which ironically is roughly the same year a pre-pubescent Tom Holland was photographed prancing around in a Spider-Man costume, praying that he’d one day get the opportunity to...
Movie Review Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City - Reshuffled Reboot Misses the Mark
Almost brain dead
Resident Evil fans have had a rocky ride over the years. Sure, the mainline games may have steadied the course with a return to true survival horror, but we’re still not that far removed from the dark days of Umbrella Corps, Resident Evil 6’s messy intertwined story, and worse yet, Paul W.S. Anderson’s progressively baffling...
Movie Review Werewolves Within - A Fun Comedy Horror Lacking Some Bite
You'd be forgiven for thinking this movie has nothing to do with games at all, but Werewolves Within is in fact based on a relatively obscure PlayStation VR game of the same name (itself based on a tabletop game simply named Werewolf). Ubisoft's virtual reality title is a social multiplayer game in which players are assigned various roles...
Movie Review Mortal Kombat (2021) – An Uneven, But Ultimately Enjoyable Film
The list of game movie adaptations grows ever longer. While the vast majority of them are calamitous misfires, the last couple years have shown that game adaptations can be at least mediocre. Between the latest Tomb Raider, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Detective Pikachu, game movies have finally reached a place where watching them isn’t...
Movie Review Tomb Raider (2018) - Dumb But Fun
Well, it could have been worse – just ask Angelina Jolie. Tomb Raider’s been revamped for the silver screen, with a fresh-faced Alicia Vikander stepping into the tank top of the iconic Lara Croft. Following in the footsteps of the fairly recent video game reboot, this blockbuster-on-a-budget attempts to ground the fledgling...