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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) review

Posted : 7 years, 6 months ago on 3 January 2011 04:33 (A review of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991))

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - The End of History

We have the Vulcans (the West) and the Klingons (the East) trying to make peace as War (Communism) is obsolete. Obviously nothing runs smoothly and here we have some dissidents making trouble. I liked Christopher Plummer's tache, reminiscent of a Genghis Khan like warrior quoting the Bard, while David Warner plays a Gorbachev like leader realising the end of their ways is near and the need to join the rest of the world is imperative.

Overall I feel the film is somewhat lacking, the meeting between Trekkie and the casual filmgoer is always tough. The jokes are tired and laboured although they hit the spot often enough. One the better Trek films in the ongoing saga.

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The A-Team review

Posted : 7 years, 10 months ago on 5 September 2010 04:55 (A review of The A-Team)

When I was 5 years old my parents were called into my school to talk about my behaviour. The problem was I would shout "I am B.A" at the top of my voice throughout the day. I loved the A-Team.

Going into the cinema to watch this was with a very skeptical attitude but I needn't have worried. The film portrays the events before their days as "soldiers of fortune", and as such, it gives the film a certain licence. The performances are largely fine though none reach the levels of the originals except [Artist484422] as Howling Mad while the ol' Rampage had no hope of emulating the mighty [Artist10717]. [Artist435338] may as well have been a cardboard cutout offering nothing more than something nice to look at. As for the relationship between Hannibal and the Face-Man, it remains as Father/Son, and Hannibal remains taller than B.A, (I thought they might Wolverine him).

The plans are as ridiculous as ever and delivered masterfully. The speed and editing is exactly what was required while the comic elements had a nice spaying of cheddar, making the film an extremely fun ride and gelled the characters together.

On the evil side, we have Pike, the antithesis of Hannibal and Lynch, who provides the laughs for the other side whilst remaining focused on the prize. In Hanoi, 1972, the team robbed a bank, here they take U.S. treasury plates and a billion dollars, but it's the plates everyone wants.

Instead of having one big evil foe, the A-Team are fighting and outwitting three different organisations.

A surprise that I enjoyed this, I could turn the old noggin off and become the happy 5 year old I once was every saturday evening.

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