Deadpool: Hit or Miss?

I’ve been looking forward to seeing Deadpool on the big screen ever since the “leaked” footage came online last year. It’s the role Ryan Reynolds was born to play and the clips and trailers so far have been spot on. The...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Hit or Miss: London Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen was one of my favourite action movies of the past few years; it was a massively entertaining throwback to the Die Hard-style actioners of yore with plenty of hard R violence thrown in for good measure. Gerard...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Point Break Remake: Doomed to Fail?

Very few of us can say we look forward to remakes and there’s usually a pretty good reason for it too. None of them have been particularly great and rarely live up to the originals. The interesting thing is, they don’t make...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

The Lone Ranger: Hit or Miss?

So next week Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in the new HUGE budget adaptation of the classic Lone Ranger. So far the trailers haven’t drawn me in; there is lots of loud action but the script looks pretty bad and the to...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

I, Frankenstein: Hit or Miss?

In case you haven’t seen the trailer or (rather cool) posters for the movie, the plot for I, Frankenstein is as follows: Frankenstein’s monster Adam (Aaron Eckhart) gets swept up in a long-running battle between pow...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Mechanic: Resurrection: Hit or Miss?

The 2011 Jason Statham movie The Mechanic was an OK remake of the Charles Bronson movie of the same name. Statham was on fine badass form and Ben Foster was suitably creepy as always; the film hardly set the world on fire thoug...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Exodus Gods and Kings: Hit or Miss?

Plot: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Any time I‘ve turned on the TV recen...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Godzilla 2014: Hit or Miss?

One of The Action Elite’s fans Luis Lopez asked what we thought about the new Godzilla movie and if we’d write about it. As we never like to disappoint, here are my thoughts on the impending monster mash-up. Persona...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

San Andreas: Hit or Miss?

Dwayne Johnson is known as “Franchise Viagra” because he can raise up any move that’s an ensemble piece; he hasn’t had quite as much luck in movies by himself though with very few making a huge profit in the States. His...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

300: Rise of an Empire: Hit or Miss?

In case you don’t know, March sees the release of the belated sequel to 300. The story this time is as follows: After its victory over Leonidas’ 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the ...
by Eoin Friel