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Rogue One – 2016 – A Star Wars Story

A long time ago in a galaxy far away… Well, doesn’t all Star Wars films start in the same way? I think this approach is a stroke of genius actually. To put the story in the past rather than the future. This might very well be the one thing that divides Star Wars from all the other  Sci-Fi flicks out there. It’s also a long continuous saga that soon will span over even more adventurous...

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Pray for Death – 1985 – Sho Kusugi is the master ninja!

The first film I ever saw with Sho Kosugi was a flick called Ninja III –  The Domination. The VHS copy was a fourth or fifth generation copy so the quality was pretty messed up( the Blu-ray edition is now among my belongings). I liked the story though and I have been hooked on Ninja flicks ever since. Not that I have many in my collection but I’m in no hurry. The Other day I got...

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The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2 – 2015

The Hunger Games Mockingjay part 2 begins right where the earlier film left of. It should since it’s more or less the same film. Only a real long one if it weren’t divided. It’s not a really worthy closure of the story though. I feel like it underestimate its audience. It’s not hard to figure out what’s going to happen in the end. The main story is so obvious that it isn’t even funny. It’s...

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The Hunger Games – The Mockingjay Part 1 – 2014

When a film passes the criteria for a trilogy and becomes four connected movies you realize that the story is quite long. I’m not sure if The Hunger Games should be considered four different movies though. The story spans over all four parts and it’s not only connected by the theme. The story itself is dived through four films. The last two are even connected by name Mockingjay part 1 & 2. I think these...

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 2013

To be honest I thought this Hunger Games sequel – Catching Fire, would be more or less a reprise of the first movie. I wasn’t sure how they would explain it story-wise but in a totalitarian regime I guess anything is possible. Even promises to the people can be broken. Hey! Who am I kidding? This is done by politicians every day in the real world. Why should the Hunger Games universe be any different?...

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The Hunger Games – 2012 – Macabre…

I saw The Hunger Games before. In fact, when it was still new and maybe not as hyped as it has become. I wasn’t that impressed. The similarities with the Japanese movie Battle Royale were too great to really let this sink in. Because if we’re going to be honest here. The Hunger Games isn’t half as macabre as Battle Royale. There isn’t as much shock value and there isn’t the really raw feel to...

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Logan – 2017 – The Last(?) Wolverine Movie!

Logan is a movie I wanted to see for a long time. Not just because it’s a Marvel flick or that it revolves around the Wolverine character. actually I never ever read X-men in comic form. I wasn’t even aware of most of the characters in it. But since I was a big fan of Spider-man in my youth Wolverine was in my conscious. I think he was a guest hero in the Spider-man comic...

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Kong: Skull Island - 2017 - King Kong yet again?

I totally missed this one. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago, when I visited Denmark, that I saw the movie poster. I said to myself that I need to see this. This task is now done! Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman are the most famous actors in Kong: Skull Island. At least in my mind. They do a good job with what they have to work with. I think the script is pretty sparse and...

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Thor: Ragnarok – 2017 – Another piece of Marvel

Thor: Ragnarok is the third installment in the series. That means that even people like me, that barely saw the comic with this hero, knows a bit of the story and characters. As a Swede, I know a thing or two about Norse mythology though. But I guess that’s really no benefit since they have changed quite a few things in these films. Of course, the main hierarchy is still there. In other words, Odin is...

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The Purge – 2013 – once a year all crime is legal

The Purge might not be the most scary film in the world but the concept is horrifying! Once day each year all crimes are legal, including murder. There are a couple of rules of course. For instance you might not use any weapon and you might not kill certain officials. Well, I think that’s about it. The reason for the purging activities is to cleans the country from unwanted elements of course. It’s a fascist...