American Cinema

Cars 2: The Sequel Nobody Asked For

Jack Pelling | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

In 2006 something happened that no one could have conceived of - Pixar produced it's first bad picture. Cars still performed at the box office but it lacked the warmth and exemplary story telling that the studio was famous for and was expected to produce. It seems strange, then, for a studio which has for the best part resisted sequels to make one that no one asked for.

Sex Toys: Michael Bay's Sexualisation of Transformers

Jack Pelling | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

Although, as a critic, I have always hated Michael Bay's films, until now they could simply be dismissed as rubbish, but his sexualisation of Megan Fox and her replacement has no place in a franchise about toy robots. Let's hope he realizes this before the next, inevitable instalment.

Curbing The Patriotism of Captain America: Is Hollywood Over-Sensitive?

Jack Pelling | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

During the Bush administration, aggressive foreign policy and what was perceived by many as imperial rhetoric inevitably saw much of the world's perception of America shift from the loveably inspiring, multi-cultural idealists to raging, flag-waving depots