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Bond 25: No Time To Die (2021)

R2V Summary. A wonderful opening sequence before the title, but downhill from there. Duration 2h 40m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11,  Source of story Characters by Ian Fleming and the last 15 years of Bond Director Cary Joji Fukunaga Writers/Script Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Starring Daniel Craig, Léa … Continue reading

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Duration 1h 59m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Creighton Rothenberger. Katrin Benedikt Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Cole Hauser, Keong Sim, Robert Forster, Ashley Judd, Radha Mitchell, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 266k people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Doom (2005)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A film based on the computer game Doom II Director Andrzej Bartkowiak Writers/Script Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick Starring Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dexter Fletcher, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparel, Razaaq Adoti, Doug Jones,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 111k people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 18% by … Continue reading

Rogue (2020)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Russia: 18  Source of story An original screen[lay Director M.J.Bassett Writers/Script M.J.Bassett, Isable Bassett, Mark Middlewick Starring Megan Fox, Phillip Winchester, Greg Kriek, Isabel Bassett, Ratings IMDb: 4.0 by 7.3k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 64% by 11 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Samantha O’Hara (Megan Fox) leads a group of mercenaries … Continue reading

Bourne 3: The Bourne Ultimatum

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11 Source of story A direct continuation of Bourne 2 all following novels by Robert Ludlum Director Paul Greengrass Writers/Script Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns, George Nolfi Starring Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Adkins,  … Continue reading

White House Down (2013)

Duration 2h 11m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director Roland Emmerich Writers/Script James Vanderbilt Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Lance Reddick, Jake Weber,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 213,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: .52% by 199 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: John … Continue reading

Bond 17: GoldenEye (1995)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 16  Source of story A complete fabrication using the name of Ian Fleming’s house in Jamaica. Director Martin Campbell Writers/Script Michael France, Jeffrey Caine, Bruce Feirstein Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrain, Alan Cumming, Desmond Llewelyn, … Continue reading

The Punisher 2: War Zone (2008)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story The first Punisher film, itself based on a Marvel Comic character created by Gerry Conway and John Romita. Director Lexi Alexander Writers/Script Nick Santora, Art Marcum,Matt Holloway Starring Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchinson, Colin Salmon, Wayne Knight, Julie Benz,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle (2003)

Duration 1h 46m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15,  Source of story The first film, and the original TV series. Director McG Writers/Script John August, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley Starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac, Crispin Glover, Justin Theroux, Robert Patrick, Demi Moore, Shia Labeouf, Matt LeBlanc, Luke Wilson, John Cleese, … Continue reading

Central Intelligence (2016)

Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Rawson Marshall Thurber Writers/Script Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Rawson Marshall Thurber Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Jason Bateman, Aaron Paul, Thomas Kretschmann, Melissa McCarthy, Megan Park, Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 164,767 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 71% … Continue reading

Stratton (2017)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Based on a series of novels by Duncan Falconer Director Simon West Writers/Script Warren Davis II, Duncan Falconer Starring Dominic Cooper, Austin Stowell, Gemma Chan, Connie Nielsen, Tom Felton, Thomas Kretchmann, Derek Jacobi,  Ratings IMDb: 4.8 by 4,673 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by … Continue reading

xXx 2: The Next Level (2005)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Canada: 13+  Source of story A sort of follow up to the original xXx film with at least one of the same characters. Director Lee Tamahori Writers/Script Simon Kinberg Starring Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson, Ice Cube, Scott Speedman, Sunny Mabrey, Nona Gaye, Peter Strauss Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Max Payne (2008)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18  Source of story The video game “Max Payne”, now in three series. Director John Moore Writers/Script Beau Thorne Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Chris O’Donnell, Olga Kurylenko,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4 by 122,719 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 16% by 135 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: Max Payne … Continue reading

The Specialist (1994)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A novelist character developed by John Shirley Director Luis Llose Writers/Script Alexandra Seros Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger, Eric Roberts,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 62,918 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 7% by 29 critics. Elevator Pitch: Ray Quick is an ex … Continue reading

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

Duration 2h 1m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain:18 Source of story Bases on the first film which is turn developed from a TV series starring Edward Woodward Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzil Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman,  Melissa Leo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 136,427 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 51% by 199 reviewers. … Continue reading

I Spy (2002)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 13, USA: PG-13, Spain: 13, Source of story This film apparently derived from a 1960s US TV series of the same name with the same constituents.  Director Betty Thomas Writers/Script Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Jay Scherick, David Ronn Starring Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, Malcolm McDowell,  Gary Cole, Sugar Ray … Continue reading

211 (2018)

Duration 1h 26m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director York Alec Shackleton  Writers/Script York Alec Shackleton, John Rebus,  Starring Nicolas Cage, Sohie Skelton, Manal El Feutiry, Ratings IMDb: 4.4 by 6,958 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 4% from 21 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Somewhere in the Middle East a villainous man is arranging … Continue reading

Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark:15 Source of story Despite its military aspects, no relationship at all to Jarhead 2, or Jarhead. Director William Kaufman Writers/Script Michael Weiss, Chad Law, Starring Scott Adkins, Charlie Weber, Sasha Jackson, Dennis Haysbert,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 2828 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No rating – only two critics. … Continue reading

Bond 24: Spectre (2015)

Duration 2h 28m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Norway: 12, Source of story Using the characters developed by Ian Fleming and riffing off the previous Bond 23, a new screenplay unrelated to any Fleming story.  Director Sam Mendes Writers/Script John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth Starring Daniel Craig, Chrsitoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph … Continue reading

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12. Source of story Based on a novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz using characters developed by Stieg Larsson Director Fede Alvarez Writers/Script Jay Basu, Fede Alvarez, Steven Knight Starring Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Covvery, and a lot … Continue reading

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