The Kingsman is a breath of fresh air, the perfect blend of action and a solid story with a few twists, none that will blow your mind but enough to keep you involved in this thrilling secret agents movie. the plot is Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a spy organization, lives in a South London housing estate and seems headed for a life behind bars. However, dapper agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) recognizes potential in the youth and recruits him to be a trainee in the secret service. Meanwhile, villainous Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) launches a diabolical plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree.

 Kingsman is a movie that feels like a secret agent version of Kill Bill and I think that's what makes it so great. For me what an action movie should be is amazing fight scenes and a decent story, if it as a great one that's all well and good, but if it has fantastic fight scenes blended into a story that keeps you interested then you don't need some mind bending story, leave that for the dramas and thrillers. The Kingsman captures the very essence of what I believe to be a good action film, with great fight & action scenes including a scene that is a ten minute violent, gritty,all out blood fest that makes you greedy for more of the same, and this movie continues to deliver. Some solid performances all around and I really can't complain about any of the acting, I always love good o'l Samuel L. Jackson, who absolutely was amazing in this and owned his role, I was also very happy with Taron Egerton. The film did a great job of portraying a young man who had the potential for greatness and just needed the push in the right direction, and you can see his skills early on but they made sure to not make his superman, like every Tom Cruise film. I enjoyed seeing the slow build of a from the street kid into the womanizing James Bond style secret agent! 

Overall Kingsman is what a good action film should be and is a fun film to watch with great action. 

Seventh Son had the potential to be great, but falls short with cheesy lack luster story. The plot is When Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom, the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him.  One of the most disappointing thing is how the Witches aren't as powerful as they are made out to be. One of the Witches has a army of highly trained assassin's which just turn out to be useless grunts as our protagonists mow through them, and our main protagonist is not even trained! This leads to a great concept that's completely ruined by poor execution and writing.

  Now when we come to the story, it's extremely generic, basically a farm boy is destined to be a hero blah blah seen it a trillion times. This is just supposed to be a CGI effect junkey money grab, and they don't even do that right. I was not impressed by most of the effects especially from the Witches, and we don't get to see a lot of cool monsters from the world they live in. We see one ancient beast that was seen in the trailer and it was the only cool scene in the movie and I wanted more of it, but instead I got less of that and more boring and original content. Oh and there is a uninspired romance that you see coming from a mile away, thought I'd mention that little bit.

 This movie also has a horrible and very predictable ending to go along with the rest of this boring and uninspired film. I like the idea of "Jeff Bridges" character the Spook, who is a monster and witch hunter. This is cool, again not executed well, I wanted to see more hunting monsters tied into a story where a evil Witch is back with her "Powerful Witches" not her completely useless one's.

Overall it's a generic and boring film with effects that aren't even that impressive.

  Maggie is something that could of been quite amazing, but ends up falling short. The film is about Wade's daughter Maggie, who has been bitten and is slowing turning, and her dad (Wade) is with her all the way during this transformation journey. Lets start by saying Abigail Breslin's (Maggie) acting is poor, very poor the small talk and what's supposed to be loving joking around is so bad it makes me want to slam my head against a wall. I will give her credit that some of her sad emotional scenes are done well, but that's it the rest of her acting is weak and makes me not care that much about her character. Now let's move on to good o'l Arnold Schwarzenegger who plays Wade (The Father), usually Schwarzenegger's acting is pretty lame but he isn't to bad in this, he plays his role just fine and I didn't have many complaints he definitely had his moments and I was satisfied. A few of his lines in the beginning made me cringe but he comes through in the end with a pretty good performance.  Just one more person I want to mention, and that's Wade's wife Caroline who is played by Joely Richardson, she is Wade's wife but not Maggie's mother. Basically her acting is complete utter garbage, every line is really poorly delivered or just boring and emotionless. To boot her character is a pessimist and a annoying one at that, it is just the wrong character for this particular story and her poor acting and irritating character make me care even less, so honestly they should of just left her out and just had Maggie & Wade.

 Story wise I was entertained it is definitely not poorly written, and I give director Henry Hobson credit for some very impressively filmed scenes, great camera work and effects. There are a few small jump scares in this that were very well done and that I was happy to see, I also enjoyed and welcomed this different perspective for a zombie film, watching someone turn should be an awful tormenting thing that this movie portrays well. Speaking of sad and awful, the movie tries to have some scenes showing other people (Neighbors) sad and emotional moments but they end up being weak and not very moving, there is one good emtional scene with a neighbor involving her husband & daughter which I found pretty moving, but that's about it. Now take note not to expect many action scenes, there are a few and they are good, but that's not what this movie is about and I'm glad it didn't turn into a generic Arnold Schwarzenegger action film. One last note is that the ending is a bit generic and also pretty weak, I expected a little more I mean we know there isn't a lot of options but something better could of been done.

Overall Maggie is a decent watch with some shortcomings that keep it from being a great zombie drama.


 Infini is a Sci-Fi thriller an elite 'search and rescue' team transport onto an off-world mining-facility to rescue Whit Carmichael, the lone survivor of a biological outbreak. You can easily tell after about ten minuets in that, this movie is heavily inspired by "Alien", which is fine when executed correctly, and in this case it is. It is impressive how atmospheric this movie is, which I really enjoyed I love that classic Sci-Fi feel similar to Alien which Infini nails.

 As far as story goes I have to say I had hoped Infini would of taken it's own path and in a sense it did but it's apparent that a few things in the story were a bit cliche, but Infini still had its own feel and twists. I'm going to let some things slide considering this is director "Shane Abbess" second film and it is a decently good one at that. Though as good as the story may be with its dark & bloody moments Infini suffers from a disappointing ending, and I was let down because with such a dark thriller I expected a dark ending and that's not what I got. I would rate this movie higher but the ending was enough for me to take a decent amount off, all I can say is that I'm disappointed this ended like a generic Tom Cruise film.

 Now when it comes to acting there is some really good performances and some alright performances, thank god there are no bad ones in this or it would be another Sci-Fi with a good plot and horrible actors to ruin it. I think the biggest performances come from Daniel MacPherson who plays Whit Carmichael, and Luke Ford who plays Chester Huntington one of the members of the elite search & rescue op. Neither of these actors are known for any films yet neither of them have really been anything yet they do some impressive acting here and help make some moments of Infini, hopefully we see some more out of them in more films.

Overall this is a good dark thriller sci-fi with good atmosphere similar to "Alien" and a disappointing ending, I still think its a good film and I would  recommend the watch.

   I think I can say without a doubt that Joss Whedon is one of the best directors of our time. Avengers Age of Ultron undoubtedly surpasses the first with terrific performances and great action sequences! The first thing to mention is that this movie really captures the Avengers personality's and how they function with each other by very well done playful banter between the members, some might say it's overdone but for those of us who are comic fans, we know this is how they act in the comics and this is a perfect depiction of it, so I do not believe the "comic relief" was over done but in fact was the perfect amount. So beyond the interaction of the team, we have a new villain named Ultron. 

 Now I was excited to see Joss Whedon's portrayal of this character, and I couldn't be more pleased! Ultron is one of Marvels best movie villains dedicated thus far. Every line that Ultron "James Spader" says is pure gold, just great writing and perfect delivery. I also really enjoy Ultron's sarcastic lines showing that Ultron has a bit of his creator Tony Stark's personality.  Now I have to admit the story could have been better, Ultron is a creation of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to try to protect the world with a advanced AI, interesting change from the comics here that had to be made considering in the comics Hank Pym a.k.a Ant-Man made Ultron, but since the Ant-Man movie wasn't  finished filming Tony and Bruce became the creators. Reason I mention this is because it is very plausible that Bruce and Tony would do this, and I like how this is portrayed in the movie. Now I can say the movie's story was good but not the greatest, I did not agree with the background story for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, I understand they couldn't make them mutants because the rights to that are still owned by 20th Century Fox, but they could of thought of something better or at least "hinted" until they got the rights back. So overall the story explores some interesting backrounds to some of the characters, displays Ultron perfectly, and has some great twists that were unexpected.

Side topic here that I have to mention here, Joss Whedon has taken heat for his depiction of "Black Widow" saying it is "sexist". That is the most ridicules thing I have ever heard, in the comics Black Widow is a bit of a sleazy & flirtatious character, she sleeps around a decent amount, not to the point of whoring but enough. She is also a very deep character with a dark past which this movie started to dig into very well, and I in no way thing her depiction in this movie was anything other then what she is in the comics. 

All in all this a fantastic film that is building up to the Civil War and Thantos movies. (Secret Invasion anyone?)