Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Drax The Destroyer, Gamora, Groot, Guardians of the Galaxy, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Nebula, Peter Quill, Rocket Racoon, Ronan, Starlord, Thanos, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana
The latest release from Marvel sees them take the first step in converting the wider Marvel Universe for the big screen with Guardians of the Galaxy – the penultimate movie in their Phase 2 releases.
Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: Dwayne Johnson, Hercules, Ian McShane, John Hurt, King of Thrace, Radical, Rebecca Ferguson, Steve Moore
Hitting the cinemas recently was Hercules starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and based on the Steve Moore comic ‘Hercules: The Thracian Wars’ released through Radical Publishing back in 2008. A damn good read so I was hoping the conversion to the big screen would be equally good.
Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: Bolivar Trask, Bryan Singer, Ellen Page, Evan Peters, Hugh Jackman, Iain McKellen, James McAvoy, Jane Goldman, Jennifer Lawrence, Kitty Pride, Magneto, Matthew Vaughn, Michael Fassbender, Mystique, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Quicksilver, Raven, Sentinels, Simon Kinberg, Wolverine, X-Men
The latest X-Men movie to don the big screen brings the old and new cast together in a time-travelling quest for survival that aims to right any wrongs the previous films may have brought……but as I wasn’t a massive fan of First Class and as it seemed that more and more mutants were hitting the roll call, the notion of another Last Stand flashed through my mind as a strong possibility. Nevertheless, I went to my local cinema with a typically open mind on what the movie could offer.
Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: Aleksei Sytsevich, Alistair Smythe, Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, Aunt May, Dr Octopus, Electro, Emma Stone, Green Goblin, Harry Osborn, marvel, Mary Parker, Max Dillon, Norman Osborn, Oscorp, Paul Giamatti, Rhino, Richard Parker, Sally Field, Uncle Ben, Vulture
A mere two years since the first movie, we see the return of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker with the release of Amazing Spider-Man 2 and there were high hopes after some impressive early footage in the trailers……but then not every movie lives up to the trailer-hype. (SPOILERS)
Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: Black Widow, Captain America, Chris Evans, HYDRA, Nick Fury, Robert Redford, S.H.I.E.L.D., Samuel L. Jackson, The Falcon, Winter Soldier
Phase 2 of Marvel’s movie releases sees the return of Captain America (Chris Evans) in what would hopefully become another high point in the series (Spoiler alert!)
Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: Amy Adams, General Zod, Henry Cavill, Jonathan Kent, Jor-El, Kal-El, Krypton, Laurence Fishburne, Lois Lane, Man of Steel, Martha Kent, Michael Shannon, Perry White, Russell Crowe, Superman, Zack Snyder
It seems like forever since that first trailer graced the internet and got fans all hyped with the possibilities a new take on everyone’s favourite Krytponian. The disappointment from Superman Returns hidden away in our minds and any worries over where Zack Snyder may take us held at bay by the sheer scale of those early images. Continue reading
Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: Aldrich Killian, avengers, Ben Kingsley, Captain America, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Patriot, Iron-Man, Joss Whedon, Kenneth Brannagh, Mandarin, Pepper Potts, Thor
Phase Two of Marvels series of movies kicked off in a similar way to Phase One – with an Iron Man film and after some pretty impressive trailers and glimpses of The Mandarin and Pepper in the latest armour designed by Tony…..I was fairly hyped……enough to book tickets for a midnight showing. :D
Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: Andrea Riseborough, Joseph Kosinski, Morgan Freeman, Oblivion, Radical, Scavs, Tom Cruise, Tron:Legacy
The April release of Oblivion sees Tom Cruise step back into the sci-fi genre but with a very different approach to his previous roles in the likes of Minority Report and War of the Worlds – as the high action set-pieces have given way to a much steadier paced film. Perhaps not to everyone’s liking but this definitely brings with it a lot of positives. Continue reading
Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: 2000AD, John Wagner, Judge Anderson, Judge Dredd, Karl Urban, Lena Headey, Ma-Ma, Mega City One, Olivia Thirlby, Slo-Mo
Released just this week and with a nod of approval from Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner the Comics Anonymous group were pretty psyched for a fresh new take on Mega City One’s most famous resident.
Filed under: Movie Reviews | Tags: Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, Aunt May, Captain Stacy, Curt Connors, Denis Leary, Emma Stone, Gwen Stacy, Martin Sheen, Peter Parker, Sally Fields, The Lizard, Uncle Ben
Spider-fan, Spider-fan, watches whatever a Spider-fan can and grabbing the Independence Day release in 2012 is The Amazing Spider-Man – a reboot which brings the much loved Marvel character into the 21st century. Although, ten years after Sam Raimi brought the character to our cinemas and a mere five years after Spider-Man 3 brought his directing run to an end – did the big screen really need a new Spidey so soon?? (Spoilers ahead)