Fly Me To Review

Weekly film criticism from a fan of the cinematic

The state of things: How do Marvel keep getting it right?

Well who thought we’d ever be here? Staring down the barrel of an extended TV universe of superheroes that would actually be good. Marvel, in the terrifyingly consistent manner that has come to define their release schedule, used their opening gambit at Comic Con to reveal the next phase of their extended television universe streamedRead More »


Surprisingly for a movie that has it’s roots in a total fallacy, that being that humans only use 10% of their brain, Lucy is a very clever movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy

I’ve said before that great movies and terrible movies are the easiest to review. Make no bones about it then, Guardians of the Galaxy is a great movie.


While it’d be easy to mock Dwayne Johnson’s latest efforts to do some that isn’t fast or furious, there’s something rather likeable about Hercules.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

They say you can learn everything you need to know about politics from Planet of the Apes. They also say that a politician can talk a lot without really saying anything. Both of these things accurately describe Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

I went into Transformers 4 with an open mind, and came out 30 minutes before it finished which should tell you everything you need to know about the latest addition to the ‘Michael Bay needs a new yacht’ fund.

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street is yet another comedy that thinks more equals better. Is it funny? Yes, actually there are lots of jokes that aren’t in the trailer that are pretty funny. But lord knows I’m tired of berating second acts that are either too long or out of place.


I’ll be totally honest, I was not expecting to enjoy Maleficent as much as I did. It could so easily have slipped into the Burton school of retellings but as it stands the film holds up on it’s own as another valuable home run for the Disney live action canon.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

To say that A Million Ways to Die in the West is a disappointment is an understatement. Unlike many people I thought that Ted wasn’t all that bad but A Million Ways to Die in the West isn’t even as good as Ted.


There are no two ways about it, Frank is an utterly captivating movie. Charming and hilarious throughout, Jon Ronson’s almost-biopic of the Frank Sidebottom story is a breakout success that will surely become an indie classic.