Tag Archives: Superheroes

Film Review – Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home delivers at the high standard one has come to expect from Marvel films. Playful, exciting, funny, and occasionally touching, it doesn’t quite scale the surreal, envelope pushing heights of last year’s animated Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, … Continue reading

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Film Review – X-Men: Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Dark Phoenix brings down the curtain on this decade’s iteration of the classic Marvel comics mutant ensemble. This time, writer/director Simon Kinberg seems to have taken to heart the old adage; “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try … Continue reading

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Film Review – Avengers Endgame

The Marvel cinematic universe is to this generation what the heyday of Lucas and Spielberg was to my generation. Consequently, Avengers Endgame is an event cinema milestone, and a hugely satisfying culmination of eleven years of blockbuster superhero filmmaking based … Continue reading

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Film Review – Shazam!

By now we must be reaching saturation point with superhero movies, right? How many more variations on a theme are there left to be discovered? At least one more, it would appear, since Shazam! – the latest from the not … Continue reading

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Film Review – Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel, the latest entry in the Marvel Universe, is a fast, fun sci-fi adventure. It doesn’t rank among their best, but it is far from their worst. I am unfamiliar with the comics, but the plot in the film … Continue reading

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Film Review – Glass

M Night Shyamalan’s Glass completes what is surely one of the most bizarre trilogies to ever emerge from mainstream Hollywood. It succeeds neither as a sequel to Unbreakable or Split, and instead emerges as a genre dogs dinner that doubles … Continue reading

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Film Review – Aquaman

In the course of this Aquaman review I shall attempt to manfully avoid all fish/water related puns. I won’t tell you the film is a damp squib, or a wet fish, or a belly flop. I will however state upfront … Continue reading

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Film Review – Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse

Given the sheer number of recent Spider-man reboots, the question has to be asked: do we really need another Spider-man? These reboots are just one of many jokes made at the expense of the webslinger in the animated Spider-man Into … Continue reading

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Film Review – Venom

Reviews for Venom have been quite poor, to say the least. Is it that bad? Well… yes, and no. As a film, Venom is a mess – unevenly paced, illogically plotted and tonally all over the place. However, I confess … Continue reading

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Film Review – Ant-Man and the Wasp

Not every Marvel movie needs to be about saving the Universe. Ant-Man and the Wasp is refreshingly small scale, in relative terms of course, following the Universe shaking events of Avengers Infinity War. Or rather before them, as a key … Continue reading

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