If there was ever a case for DC having a wealth of worthy material that they could take their stories from, it would be an animated movie like New Frontier. Not held by the restrictions of a big budget, tent-pole summer … Continue reading Justice League: New Frontier (2008) Review
Ben and Dave add their movie knowledge and problem-solving talents to fixing the ailing DC Universe. In this episode we ask why the DC Universe is broken (or even if it is broken) and what can be done to fix it. … Continue reading The Views from the Sofa Podcast: Fixing the DC Universe
Views from the Sofa is 6 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 watched this year. These awards are … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2018
It has finally happened. After Iron Man was released in 2008 and arguably started what is The Golden Age of the superhero movie, we now have a female-led superhero film and who better than Diana Prince herself: Wonder Woman. It would … Continue reading Fast and Furious Month: Wonder Woman (2017) Review
Two days into 2017 and there is plenty to look forward to in the movie calendar. As I do at this time every year, we are counting down the ten movies which I consider “must-see.” These aren’t all necessarily the most … Continue reading 2017’s Must-See Movies
Ten years ago X-Men Apocalypse would be one of the best superhero movies. It has a cast of faithful characters, excellent performances and and effects which will blow audiences away. Unfortunately, now that there are at least five to six superhero … Continue reading Will lack of originality and creativity destroy the superhero movie?
Ten years ago, a Batman V Superman movie would have ruled the summer and been the biggest movie event of the year. The excitement alone would have made it successful. Although there was some anticipation around this year’s Dawn of Justice, … Continue reading Why Civil War was better than Batman V Superman
There is a huge problem in movie marketing these days. Studios are vying for the huge audiences and trying to get everyone to see their movie so have started to “spoil” their own films. Trailers and posters are giving away … Continue reading Why the Cloverfield series is the best example of movie marketing
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.
You would be forgiven for thinking that director Zack Snyder had pulled the wool over your eyes. The marketing for this movie is effective. It promises one of the biggest battles in comic book history, if not pop-culture history. Everybody has … Continue reading Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Review