Critics and audiences alike are buzzing over Johnny Depp’s unrecognizable self in his portrayal of gangster Whitey Bulger in the upcoming film Black Mass, as his dark locks are dyed white-blonde and he dons coloured contacts to depict the Irish-American Boston mobster.
With superhero movies now showing off the latest special effects and dominating the box office, the age of the disaster movie seemed to be over. Once the pinnacle of the movie calendar, disaster films demonstrated the awesome potential power of nature, or other beings, on earth and made us marvel at our own insignificance.
Byzantium is a thrilling, beautifully made ode to the traditional vampire film. It glows amongst the vast sea of horror films, which constantly seem to fill our cinemas and tells a delicate story, which touches on so many themes about what it means to be human that you forget you are watching a film about the supernatural.
Summed up, Oblivion follows Cruise's character, Jack Harper, a former marine commander who now (in a post-apocalyptic futuristic Earth) is a glorified Wall-E type character, who flies busily around ensuring that the drones are doing their job of trawling for Scavengers and makes sure that the rest of the Earth's resources are being collected successfully to be used elsewhere.