JD Draycott

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (140 of 182)
Location: Nottingham


Top Reviewer Ranking: 94,580 - Total Helpful Votes: 140 of 182
Malodrax (Space Marine Battles) by Ben Counter
Black Library normally do a pretty good job with their series, however with a few notable exceptions it seems they are really really struggling to make the Space Marine battles series interesting.

This book tries to weave the tale of Captain Lysander being originally brought to the chaos planet with him leading a retribution force of Imperial Fists back to the planet. In places it works, in others it is just incredibly difficult to weave the stores together.

Narrative wise, well these seem to be some pretty special Imperial Fists because the small force seems capable of taking down anything for most of the story, until the inevitable, even then it just all gets a bit… Read more
Gravity [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ George Clooney
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Gravity is fantastic - great score, great effects, great characters.

It's like Titanic in a way, you know partly what is going to happen but it's about how it happens, and what happens.

And in the background is Earth, a silent character whose sheer scale the film portrays well.

Alongside the main plot you have the other themes in the background - for instance how many of us would consider the sheer vulnerability of our world to an event like that which happens to create the disaster in Gravity? If it really happened, with the current shuttle fleet mothballed bar a couple, then replacing those satellites would take ages. It'd be economic collapse which would… Read more
Code Name: Geronimo - The Hunt For Osama bin Laden&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Cam Gigandet
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 27 Dec 2012
Whilst I did not expect this to be an all action film I did find it very poor in terms of content and over simplification. A lot of the "facts" are now known to be wrong and it gives little impression of the danger there must have been or the situation that presented itself.

The acting is not great and the plot tagged together and could have been done better based on what is in No Easy Day and Operation Geronimo. Some of the sequences with the Seals shooting card targets.....well I'm no expert but Im guessing that if you get to the point where you are on Seal Team 6 that your ability to hit a card targets isnt something they waste your time with.

It's difficult to… Read more