Aaron Taylor-johnson

News, Reviews & Features
  • Keith Lemon has apparently joined The Avengers

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 14th March 2015

    "Proper moist," he said in a statement. Or is that the other one. They're all awful. GO AWAY.

  • Godzilla

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 12th May 2014

    Godzilla is the kind of excellent monster movie you can only make when you've already seen someone else make it exactly wrong as your reference. Though director Gareth Edwards first movie, the fittingly titled Monsters, was a stunning debut, Roland Emmerich's ill-advised 1998 Godzilla remake acts as Edwards' training wheels – a clear guide on what not to do. Where Emmerich favoured levity, Edwards favours atmosphere; where Emmerich keeps it local, Edwards goes global; Emmerich's disowned creature became officially known as 'Zilla'; Edwards' king of monsters is quickly labelled "a God". And rightly so, because this Godzilla stands tall in the modern pantheon of monster movies: a no-nonsense beast from beyond that makes his 90s counterpart look like a bogey with legs.

  • Kick-Ass 2

    Movie Review | Ali | 15th August 2013

    Remember the key word of superhero sequel The Dark Knight? Escalation. Christopher Nolan took the events of Batman Begins and used them as a foundation for the mayhem to come: how would Bruce Wayne's actions in the first movie affect the world in which he lived? Well, Kick-Ass 2 takes exactly the same approach by expanding its world, but somehow manages to feel smaller and less impressive as a result.

  • Savages

    Movie Review | Matt | 19th September 2012

    Confession: creating the above photo made me laugh far more than it should have.