Category Archives: Thriller

Life (2017)

So here’s a bunch of smart, pretty people in space,

On the ISS (cue co-operating human race).

But these characters had me surprised

At some actions (ill-advised),

In this quite ridiculous, but scary / fun survival-chase.

Snowden (2016)

Snowden: a whistle-blower re NSA-sanctioned toil.

Some see him as a patriot; some as disloyal.

A lifeless film: no new insights learned

In this story of how he’s burned

And the ensuing shit-storm of a level most royal.

The Shallows (2016)

So Nancy’s in search of late Mom’s secret beach …

Then danger! Will safety ever be within reach?

As Sharky gets forceful,

Nancy gets resourceful.

Often ridiculous, but there’s genuine tension: Screech!

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

So these magicians have been on the run …

Now a new caper, and a MacGuffin to be won.

In the plot (absurd),

Logic is blurred.

It’s largely ridiculous, though at times fun.

Bastille Day (2016)

Some dodgy dialogue (cue ear burns),

Plus a number of ridiculous plot turns.

But Elba’s so magnetic,

And the film so energetic,

That it’s entertaining, despite the concerns.

Legend (2015)

Despite fab work from Hardy as the infamous twins …

(The Krays: those gangsters, with their litany of sins)

The film sluggishly drags on,

And can’t be saved by Reg and Ron.

A less interesting telling of their real-life losses / wins.