The master of excess unleashes mayhem on a rarefied level.
As icy blondes were to Alfred Hitchcock, giant armoured robots are to Michael Bay: they inspire him, he needs them. After a shaky period, circa 2005’s The Island, when it appeared that the action film director was accosting maturity, the back-to...
Broad blockbuster putters until explosive finale.
Once upon a time, a long while before Michael Bay and Transformers, critics when wanting to offer up a soubriquet for the latest popcorn blockbuster epic, would say something like, 'well, it’s a terrific rollercoaster ride". I guess this was a...
Convoluted sequel goes soft on corporate sharks.
Oliver Stone has grabbed with both hands the mega-budget that 20th Century Fox have provided for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and created his most richly cinematic film in years. But if the 1987 original pulsed with the lure of capitalism’s...
It’s not often that a movie can really be called an event with a straight face, but Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is one time when it’s justified. The return of everyone’s favourite whip-cracking hero delivers just what we...
You know you're watching a Michael Bay movie when men of action strut in slow motion in front of a helicopter against the rising sun… When hero and heroine express their love by fingertips touching in close up… And when a Los Angeles freeway look...