• The Stepfather

    The Stepfather

    ★½

    It's not a bad movie, it just lacks any personality of its own. It feels like a very 'by the numbers' thriller (I wouldn't call this horror, unlike the original).

    Sadly, the protagonist lacks all of the menace that Terry O'Quinn brought to the original role. None of the cast is bad per se, but it is all so very average.

    The biggest crime this remake commits is its mediocrity.

  • The Boogens

    The Boogens

    Slow to start, but has plenty of that 80's horror/monster movie charm, so you keep watching. A little bit by the numbers, but the good cast ensures an enjoyable watch for fans of monster movies.

  • Lake Placid

    Lake Placid

    A decent giant crocodile film, with some good effects - but the star(s) of the show is the cast, or rather, the interaction & dialogue between the characters.

    A great script with some witty banter, good effects (some practical, which is always great to see). The rest of the series is totally forgettable, but give the first one a go.

    "Quit hitting me! " - "Stop throwing heads at me! "

  • Quarantine

    Quarantine

    It's not a bad remake of REC - it's just a shame that it is a pointless one.

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    The Meg - while not a patch on the novel - is good popcorn entertainment. When I first heard Jason Statham was cast in the role of Jonas, I was convinced this would be terrible (not that I don't like JS, but he just didn't suit the role for me). However after watching, he did a good job.

    The movie does not take itself seriously, and so the cast feel a bit more relaxed. Many scenes are remakes of the…