Views from the Sofa is 8 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at the past year and give some awards based on the movies we have viewed and reviewed within that … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2020
This review does not contain spoilers for Avengers: Endgame! Avengers: Endgame manages to do what many other franchises and long-running television series fail to do; perfectly end a captivating saga. The Marvel Studios movies have been 21 films and eleven years … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame (2019) Review
Views from the Sofa is 7 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at the past year and give some awards based on the movies we have viewed and reviewed within that year. … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2019
Since Samuel L Jackson stepped out of the shadows and told Robert Downey Jr about “The Avenger’s Initiative,” studios have been desperate to replicate Marvel’s success and create a shared universe that rivals the superhero behemoth. All others have failed because they never got what made Marvel’s Cinematic Universe work so well; characters you cared about, stories that were exciting and interesting, a drip-fed saga that was teased from the very beginning and actors who not just established the key roles but fully owned and created these characters so that you want to see them again and again. Or more importantly, … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Review
Although the second Avengers movie was not quite up to the scratch of the first, it did have moments which showcased the work that Marvel had put in up to that point. This scene in Age of Ultron, also used to … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 22 – “You’re all not worthy.”
The movie releases within the Marvel Cinematic Universe are no longer sequels or origin stories – they are chapters. More than ever, each movie seems to interlink and connect with the others almost seamlessly and effortlessly, with the studio having created … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. Marvel made the … Continue reading What If… Marvel had owned all their characters from the beginning?