It’s been a while since I’ve written about films on That Green Dude and it’s time to change that with something brand new for my blog. Welcome to the first of hopefully many “Bite-sized Movie Reviews”. I will review several films that I have watched over the past week or month but these aren’t normal reviews. These reviews are bite-sized, where the reviews are between 50 and 200 words.
I hope you enjoy this new blog series and now, here come the movie reviews.
Ip Man (2008)
Donnie Yen stars as the legendary Ip Man (the man who trained Bruce Lee) in a biographical martial arts film set during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The story is excellent, thoroughly gripping and the action is some of the best the genre has ever seen. Ip Man is a modern-day martial art classic. An absolute must-see.
Chasing The Dragon (2017)
Donnie Yen and Andy Lau star in a fantastic crime thriller set in 1960s British Occupied Hong Kong that is thoroughly engaging from start to finish. Based on true events, Lau assumes the role of Chief Detective Sergeant Lee Rock and Yen plays an illegal immigrant turned crime lord, Ho. Both Yen and Lau are great in their roles and when the action gets going it’s absolutely incredible.
Joker was a film I have been looking forward to since it was announced and I can most definitely say, that it is one of the best movies of 2019. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as Arthur Fleck is stellar, mesmerising. Phoenix owns every scene he’s in and the rest of the cast are also fantastic. It’s a different take on the Joker origin story and I’m all for that. The only negative of Joker is that ended. This is a film to remember for years to come folks.
Typhoon could have been a phenomenal film but it’s just okay. The Korean thriller has a story that could be great but it takes ages to get going. The action scenes are good and help bring this film to a “give it a chance” rather than a “avoid it” rating. I had high hopes for this movie but sadly, they weren’t met.
Wolf Cop (2014)
Wolf Cop is a crazy and hilarious indie comedy film. It follows haggard cop Lou Garou who after a weird and eventful night on patrol ends up the ability to turn into a werewolf. Garou then dishes out justice wolf style with lots of bombastic action and one-liners. Does that sound absolutely insane? Yes, it does and that is why should watch this wonderfully bonkers film.
Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
Sylvester Stallone is back in the final (presumably) instalment of the Rambo series. It takes a little while to get going but when it gets going, no one can stop it or Rambo. The story is serviceable but the action is brutal and incredible. The last 20 minutes of the film is explosive and insanely violent, which will please action movie fans. If this is indeed Rambo’s last mission, then he went out with a bang.
What do you think of these bite-sized movie reviews? Let me know in the comments below and if you have any feedback on how I can improve these, drop that in the comments as well.