Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Science Fiction

  • 2012


    Mark Kermode rips into Roland Emmerich's disaster film 2012, starring John Cusack. He questions both its financial motivations and heavy use of CGI effects.

    Date reviewed: 13th November

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  • Avatar


    'Flawed but spectacular': Mark Kermode thinks James Cameron's Avatar, for all its faults, still has the wow factor.

    Date reviewed: 18th December

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  • Albert Nobbs

    Avengers Assemble

    Mark Kermode reviews Marvel Avengers Assemble, the latest superhero blockbuster. An all-star cast includes Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.

    Date reviewed: 27th April 2012

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  • Battleship


    Al Murray and Boyd & Floyd review special effects movie Battleship. Starring Liam Neeson, Rihanna and Taylor Kitsch.

    Date reviewed: 13th April 2012

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  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Mark Kermode reviews Keanu Reeves's big summer blockbuster, The Day The Earth Stood Still, also featuring Jennifer Connelly and Kathy Bates.

    Date reviewed: 12th December

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  • Daybreakers


    A plague has transformed the entire human race into vampires. But what does Dr Mark Kermode make of it?

    Date reviewed: 8th January

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  • District 9

    District 9

    Mark Kermode gives his opinion on Neill Blomkamp's science fiction film District 9, which sees Lord Of The Rings' director Peter Jackson return to the world of cinema as its producer.

    Date reviewed: 4th September

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  • Gamer


    After watching this bit of the old ultraviolence, Mark Kermode is less than impressed.

    Date reviewed: 18th September

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  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    Mark Kermode reviews the sci-fi drama The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

    Date reviewed: 13th April 2012

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  • In Time

    In Time

    Mark Kermode takes a look at science fiction thriller In Time, starring Justin Timberlake.

    Date reviewed: 4 November 2011

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  • Iron Sky

    Iron Sky

    Mark Kermode reviews Iron Sky, a sci-fi comedy in which Nazis return from their secret base on the moon to conquer the world.

    Date reviewed: 18th May 2012

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  • Knowing


    Mark Kermode assesses Knowing featuring Nicolas Cage, described as one of the "most versatile actors of all time".

    Date reviewed: 27th March

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  • Lockout


    Mark Kermode reviews Lockout, an action adventure starring Guy Pearce as a convict sent to rescue the U.S. president's daughter from a prison in space.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Looper


    Mark Kermode reviews Looper. A time-travelling assassin is contracted to kill his future self. Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt.

    Date reviewed: 28th September 2012

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  • Meet Dave

    Meet Dave

    Mark Kermode reviews Eddie Murphy's family comedy based on a human controlled by miniature aliens.

    Date reviewed: 15th July

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  • Men In Black

    Men In Black 3

    Mark Kermode reviews Men in Black 3. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back in this latest offering from the MIB franchise.

    Date reviewed: 25th May 2012

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  • Mirrors


    Mark Kermode tackles US thriller Mirrors directed by Alexandre Aja and featuring Keifer Sutherland and Paula Patton.

    Date reviewed: 10th October

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  • Monsters vs Aliens

    Monsters vs Aliens

    Mark Kermode reviews the star-studded 3D animation by Brad Bird and asks questions about the need for 3D movies.

    Date reviewed: 3rd April

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  • Moon


    Mark Kermode reviews sci-fi film Moon, the feature debut for director Duncan Jones starring Kevin Spacey and Sam Rockwell.

    Date reviewed: 17th July

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  • Prometheus


    Mark Kermode reviews Prometheus, Ridley Scott's latest sci-fi offering set in the same universe as the Alien films.

    Date reviewed: 31st May 2012

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  • Star Trek

    Star Trek

    Mark Kermode and Simon review the latest addition to the Star Trek franchise.

    Date reviewed: 8th May

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  • Surrogates


    Bruce Willis has been in far better science-fiction movies than this derivative offering.

    Date reviewed: 25th September

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  • Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation

    Hear what the good doctor Mark Kermode makes of the latest in the line of Terminator films directed by McG and starring Christian Bale.

    Date reviewed: 5th June

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  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Mark Kermode reviews Robert Schwentke's romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time-travel. Starring Eric Bana and based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger.

    Date reviewed: 14th August

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  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    Mark Kermode reviews the reboot of Total Recall. Douglas Quaid begins to suspect he is a spy after a visit to Rekall - a memory implant company - goes wrong, and he finds himself on the run.

    Date reviewed: 31st August 2012

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  • Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

    Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

    Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode take their film review show on the road to the Edinburgh Film Festival 2009. Watch the highlights including Dr Kermode's review of Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen.

    Date reviewed: 19th June

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  • Wall-E


    Mark Kermode reviews Andrew Stanton's tale of a waste collecting robot, which features the voices of Sigourney Weaver and Ben Burtt.

    Date reviewed: 15th July

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  • Watchmen


    Mark Kermode reviews Watchmen, Zack Snyder's adaptation of the cult classic graphic novel from Alan Moore.

    Date reviewed: 6th March

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  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    Mark Kermode reviews X-Men Origins: Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, another addition to the comic-inspired franchise.

    Date reviewed: 1st May

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