Tag: Japan

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

⭐⭐⭐ Director: Rob Letterman Starting: Justice Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Kathryn Newton and Chris Geere. Firstly, for the uninitiated, some background information: Originating in Japan and quickly becoming a worldwide marketing phenomenon (primarily through trading cards), Pokémon are an assortment of creatures each with a power unique to them. They can only…

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Alita: Battle Angel

⭐⭐⭐ Directed by Robert Rodriguez with visionary James Cameron keeping a watchful eye on proceedings and a whopping 16 years in the making, Alita: Battle Angel stars Rosa Salazar as the eponymous hero attempting to discover who, and indeed what, she is in a dystopian futuristic world where violence, greed and corruption are rife. Based on…

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the fifth instalment of the 25 year old Jurassic Park franchise. J A Bayona is at the helm with returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard leading a supporting cast including Jeff Goldblum, also returning as Ian Malcolm, with Toby Jones, James Cromwell and Rafe Spall along for the…

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Tomb Raider

⭐⭐⭐ Lara Croft has been with us in video game format since 1996 and last hit the big screen in 2003’s The Cradle Of Life. Fifteen years on and we have a very Scandinavian reboot of the hit franchise with Norwegian Roar Uthaug on directing duty and Oscar winning Swede Alicia Vikander as the slightly…

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Blade of the Immortal

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal began life as a Manga series in 1993, where it was published in Gekkan Afternoon magazine and ran for almost 20 years. With sales of over 7.5 million and numerous prestigious awards to its name, it quickly attracted international acclaim. Spanning two worlds, audacious action, spectacular scenery and…

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