Everything tagged with “Josh Trank”

  1. Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four

    I didn't hate Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, though it offers up so many reasons to do so. In its final form it's certainly a flawed work, awkwardly-constructed with a self-conscious script, shoddy plotting, a small cast and a sparsely-populated world that combines to give the film the feeling of an Amazon Original Series pilot instead of a blockbuster comic book movie. While I can't recommend watching it, I'm still interested in how a large part of its failure comes from ignoring the last 15 years of comic book cinema.

  2. My 2012 film highlights

    Throughout 2012 I watched approximately 262 films, which I don't think is an unreasonable amount. What follows are 20 films from that list that I felt deserved a special mention for a variety of reasons. Not necessarily what I'd consider to be the best films I saw last year, nor even limited to films that were released that year either.

  3. Review of Josh Trank’s Chronicle

    Various Hollywood lizards have spent a great deal of time trying to bring an unwanted, live-action, Americanised adaptation of Akira into production, with reactions drifting between hilarity and gnashing of teeth as project status updates flickered between 'cancelled' and 'project back on, Keanu Reeves to play Kaneda'. Though Josh Trank's first film Chronicle is not a literal adaptation of Akira, it's so similar in tone and story that it's safe to consider the Hollywood adaptation (last known status: cancelled) safely trumped.