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
Doctor Strange shows how confident Marvel are in their “plan.” What started as a fledgling idea back in 2008 with Iron Man has now become a twice-yearly event and each new superhero movie develops the wider world and leads to something … Continue reading Doctor Strange (2016) Review
The credits have rolled, the cars have been parked and the dust has settled on the newest series of British car juggernaut Top Gear. This wouldn’t usually be news but this was the first season of the show without it’s successful … Continue reading My thoughts on the newest series of Top Gear
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.”
Yesterday I highlighted 5 roles which should never be recast. When devising the list, I soon realised that there are a few more too. These roles are slightly different because they aren’t quite as impossible as the last post. There are … Continue reading 5 more roles which should never be recast
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
Batman V Superman should be met with fervent excitement the likes we haven’t seen since a certain franchise returned for a seventh belated sequel. Instead of getting fans clamouring for information, first glimpses or even queuing round the block to see the superhero juggernauts finally … Continue reading Why it is too soon for Batman V Superman.