Film review: ‘MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The Mission Impossible franchise has lasted two decades but rather than burn out it’s hit a satisfying groove in the last few years balancing dynamic action, gadget porn, a touch of humour and even a semblance of character development in central figure, Impossible Missions Force (IMF) operative, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). The latest film, Mission Impossible: Fallout sees Hunt tied

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Film review: ‘JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

After three Jurassic Park movies and one Jurassic World film we pretty much know what to expect: ravenous CGI dinosaurs chasing and chomping on humans. The fifth instalment in what is now a quarter century long franchise adds a couple of new wrinkles but mostly adheres to formula for an underwhelming movie experience. In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom the dinosaur-infested

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Film review: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The multitude of recent Star Wars films are probably the premier examples of Gen X nostalgia mining as movie makers attempt to wrench every dollar from those greying, cashed-up children of the 1970’s. There’s probably no greater Gen X hero than Harrison Ford’s Han Solo, he’s almost a religious figure to many sci-fi fans.  Depicting Solo’s younger days with a different

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