I don’t like superhero origin movies. There have been so many over the years that it is fairly clear what is going to happen and how. The formula for an effective origin movie is so well-worn that even the most recent … Continue reading Shazam! (2019) Review
I loved both the comic and the movie of Mark Miller and Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. What was surprising is how different the two actually were. There were changes that had to be made to make the movie … Continue reading Which is better – Comic or Movie? Kingsman!
Kingsman is what a spy film should be. Thanks to Paul Greengrass and the Bourne series, we have a super serious James Bond franchise that has done away with some of the staples of the series. For starters, we don’t have … Continue reading Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Review
When you’ve seen as many movies as I have, you can often judge a movie based on how well it surprises you. Often I can guess where a film is going, what any twist is going to be and even, … Continue reading Before I Go To Sleep (2014) Review
DC made Green Lantern about six years too late. Rather than make a superhero film at the beginning of the superhero craze, alongside Raimi’s Spiderman, Fantastic Four and even Iron Man, they decided to throw their contribution amongst the others when we were at the height of the genre. The problem with doing this is that if you are going to make a film that belongs to genre that is already highly saturated, you have to do it with something original… and Green Lantern isn’t original! It could have been though. DC have Superman and Batman and with those two characters they … Continue reading Green Lantern (2011) Review