Tag : marvel

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a Masterclass in Blockbuster Cinema

5 months ago / 0 comments

I was raised on superheroes; on the top shelf of the wardrobe in my bedroom there sits thousands of issues of classic comics, collected by my dad during his youth and devoured by me and my siblings during ours. This, of course, means that the films of the MCU have … Read More

Why Black Panther Is Long Overdue

8 months ago / 0 comments

One thing superhero movies, from marvel especially, do is constantly reinvent themselves. From the wacky Deadpool to the female led Wonder Woman, this genre knows it has to reinvent itself to continue its worldwide popularity. Very soon we will be getting Black Panther, set in the secret African nation of … Read More

The Battle of the Titans: Marvel and DC’s Cinematic Universe

10 months ago / 0 comments

With the release of ‘Justice League’, DC’s plan for an expansive cinematic universe has been set in motion. But how do their films compare to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what makes them so different? Marvel and DC Entertainment are two powerhouse franchises that always seem to be placed in … Read More

Thor: Ragnarok – defying Marvel tropes

11 months ago / 0 comments

In Thor: Ragnarok, the “God of Thunder from Down Under” resurfaces from his notable absence since Avengers: Age of Ultron, smashing the box office and hammering home the comedy in a film that embodies all the characteristics of a great Marvel spectacle. As we start to get to the core … Read More

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 – Guarding the Galaxy just got a whole lot harder.

1 year ago / 0 comments

After the growing anticipation for the newest MCU movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 has finally hit theatres and has blown people away. Director James Gunn has somehow managed to top his previous movie by upping the ante in every single way. Hey… if it ain’t broke, don’t fix … Read More

Why cinematic universes are killing cinema

1 year ago / 0 comments

With the upcoming release of The Mummy reboot, and the promise of an MCU style cinematic universe to follow, James Candler questions whether Hollywood needs to take a good hard look at itself… The Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU for short) has undoubtedly changed cinema, if not forever, then certainly … Read More

Review: Logan – redeeming the superhero genre

2 years ago / 0 comments

The superhero movie genre is arguably becoming saturated, but this latest Marvel offering offers something new… In 2016 alone, Marvel and DC released a total of six superhero films, adding to Marvel’s already massive cinematic universe and DC’s considerably smaller, but growing, one. Though it seems as though we’ve reached … Read More

Review: Is Legion as ‘Marvel’ous as expected?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Gritty and realistic, Legion shows the dark side of super powers. But does the new series live up to the hype? Marvel’s new television show is a far cry from its Netflix counterparts. Legion, which is connected to the X-Men comics, takes a mind-bending and darkly humorous approach to the … Read More

The Top 5 Marvel Films

2 years ago / 0 comments

With the release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, here is a look back at some of the best marvel movies over the last couple of decades. The Avengers Joss Whedon’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a colossal effort. The Avengers was an excellent way to bring together Earth’s Mightiest … Read More

Review: Doctor Strange – a psychedelic and funny superhero flick

2 years ago / 0 comments

The new entry in the Marvel behemoth, Doctor Strange follows Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange. He is essentially House, an arrogant, smart mouthed doctor played by a British person doing a slightly dodgy accent. When he loses the use of his hands in a car accident he becomes obsessed with making himself better, … Read More