Review: The Great Wall

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I kind of felt that Jason Bourne, the most recent in the Bourne franchise, really didn’t explore anything new. It was treading the same old ground. Director Paul Greengrass should have changed it up. How about switch the location (how about China?), the era (AD 1000 sounds good), and instead of fighting corrupt CIA goons, why not pitch him against space aliens. Sounds like we’re on to a winner.

Chinese Starship Troopers featuring Matt Damon

Review: Outlander

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You can understand why people moan about Hollywood being creatively bankrupt when filmmakers start crossbreeding genres to create something vaguely new. But this shit is hardly endemic to modern times.¬† Take a dash of time travel, add some westerns and you’re left with¬†Back to the Future 3. Vampires plus Gangsters equals From Dusk Til Dawn. Taken vs. Wolves gets you The Grey. All solid films, so get off your high horse you dick. James Cameron himself sold Aliens as Marines fighting Aliens to the execs at Fox way back when, and look how good that turned out. Surely then vikings vs. aliens isn’t going to be bad, right?

Vikings vs. Aliens