The Creator

The Creator (2023)

A text entry in a pseudo-biographical dictionary assigns the name ‘Nirmata’ to the architect of an advanced AI technology that has changed the world forever. This elusive figure, the titular ‘Creator’ who gives Gareth Edwards’ epic sci-fi feature its title, has acquired a semi-divine status from the mechanical beings that he has engendered and the…

Project Dorothy

Project Dorothy (2023)

“The end is coming, but we’re here to stay” go the lyrics of the song that plays over the prologue to George Henry Horton’s Project Dorothy. That prologue comprises an impressionistic montage of white coats working in a massive facility, and then a ringing alarm and a tannoy announcement of security lockdown, and finally the…

Transformers Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon first published by EyeforFilm, 1 July 2011 Cast your mind back to 9/11. Lost for words to express the enormity of the horrific spectacle unfolding on their screens if not before their very eyes, people kept incredulously repeating the mantra: “It’s like something out of a movie.” Well, Transformers: Dark…

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen first published by EyeforFilm, 15 June, 2009 A title baldly declares that the film we are about to see has its origins in Hasbro toys. Over images of a one-sided battle between men and mechas in a rocky landscape, a booming voice-over declares: “Earth – birthplace of the human race…

Transformers

Transformers (2007)

Transformers first published by EyeForFilm “Cool, mum!” says the little boy in the passenger seat of a car as above him two towering robots fight each other, in the process destroying anything (vehicles, pylons, the freeway itself) that gets in their way. The mother, needless to say, looks less pleased.Little boys are certainly one target…

Splits

The Banana Splits Movie (2019)

The Banana Splits Movie first published by VODzilla.co “That’s disturbing – and incredibly dated.” So says Rebecca (Sara Canning), stage manager of The Banana Splits TV show, after live studio audience member Jonathan (Keeno Lee Hector) invades her backstage office so that his young daughter Parker (Lia Sachs) can perform an unsolicited audition. The song…