Mr. M. Herbert

Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (21 of 36)
Location: Scotland uk


Top Reviewer Ranking: 222,735 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 36
The Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945 by Richard Overy
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Having read this author's account of the war in Russia, I was expecting a similarly concise, accurate overview of the bombing campaigns of WW2. Sadly, Overly hoists his colours as soon as the 10th page. This is an account blatantly biased against the British RAF bombing strategies. Even before the 100th page, the British are blamed for triggering the Blitz, the Dutch and Poles for failing to surrender Rotterdam and Warsaw. Overly suggests the they, and the British, should have conceded like the French, to avoid their cities being bombed! Every bomb dropped by the Germans - wherever- was SOLELY intended for military targets, never civilians, unlike the nasty allies. Similarly, ever bomber… Read more
Olympus Has Fallen [Blu-ray] [2013] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Gerard Butler
Olympus Has Fallen [Blu-ray] [2013] Blu-ray ~ Gerard Butler
Watched this wearing my sceptics hat. Huge mistake. This really is not a bad film at all.. Stacks of action, but actually quite well choreograhed stuff, good casting - and well shot and directed. Yes, the storyline is simple enough - baddies storm the White House etc., and a hero emerges from the shadows...usual stuff. But this film does get into gear very quickly. The plot actually does have just a tiny element of credibility about it, a "just possible" scenario. The hero, Butler, carries off his role with style. There is a good casting line up for the baddies too. This film is about pure entertainment and for me, it works. Far superior to its "rival", "White House… Read more
The Heat [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Sandra Bullock
The Heat [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Sandra Bullock
Read the previous reviews which were either "Wow" or "rubbish" with little in-between. Well, this review IS in-between! Some very funny moments and several one liners are good. Other scenes are loud, unecessarily and simply, vulgar. The acting from Bullock is as expected, very good. She handles comedy very well. Her partners performance is way too over the top to be continually funny, or credible - if only slightly - and frankly, it wears the viewer down a little. Nonetheless, overall this is a film throughout which you will smirk continually. Rather similar to Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp, not hilarious, but quietly funny and amusing. The storyline is very familiar to UK… Read more

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