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Mortal Engines

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It sounded so promising; a fantasy adaptation with a screenplay by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who together also wrote the screenplays for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A small caveat – they also did so for the Hobbit trilogy which was a lot less engaging but still ‘ok’. But then again, the three of them also worked together on King Kong (2005) which was pretty good, so surely all in all Mortal Engines must be in good hands.

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Criminal (5/10)

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When CIA agent Bill Pope gets killed on assignment, an experimental technology is used to transplant his memories to someone else to try and find ‘The Dutchman’. The recipient of Bill’s memories is convict Jericho Stewart, a violent criminal with limited self control and no stop-button. He is however a very suitable candidate for the procedure, as his violent character is due to a brain disorder which has left part of his brain unused his entire life, making it an ideal bit of grey matter to transplant these memories into. As the memories start to trickle into Jericho’s awareness, they also start to influence his personality.

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London Has Fallen (5/10)

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Well…. we’re well into Guilty Pleasure territory with this one…

‘Sort of sequel’ to Olympus has Fallen, this time, you guessed it, London is going down. In a big way. The UK prime minister has passed away and the world’s leaders descend on London for the funeral. Turns out, they are sitting ducks for a massive terrorist attack which will wipe out many of them…

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