If there’s one thing that Eli Roth, director of The House with a Clock in Its Walls, is known for it’s gruesome horror. He sliced ankles in Hostel and peeled skin in Cabin Fever; it’s reasonable to suggest that his boundary line is far wider than most every mainstream Hollywood filmmaker. This time, he’s managed to outdo himself….
The Ocean’s franchise is belatedly back from the brink with a new director and a whole new, all-female cast. And with the benefit of being 11 years removed from the most recent previous entry, it’s a welcome return for the glitzy, caper-filled series.
Opening with an action sequence set to the pulsating beats of Led Zeppelin’s “The Immigrant Song”, Thor: Ragnarok lays down its marker from the off. As Chris Hemsworth’s heroic God of Thunder tears through hordes of monsters, simultaneously wryly mocking his opponents, we intercut with some straight up comedy on Asgard from Karl Urban’s Skurge,…
Whilst the necessity for a Cinderella remake can certainly be brought into question, the filmmaking talent behind this new version of the Disney classic certainly can’t be. This is classic Kenneth Branagh filmmaking – filled with such pomp, style and scale that it’s hard not to be drawn in.