Tag: Marvel

Movie review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was a surprising hit for Marvel. Acclaimed by critics and viewers alike, it proved to be a financial success for the studio. The Guardians were initially viewed as something of a gamble for Marvel – as the gang were made up of lesser-known heroes, there was some anxiety as to whether…


Movie review: DOCTOR STRANGE

  Verdict: While it hardly reinvents the superhero genre, DOCTOR STRANGE breaks new ground with some stunning visuals 2016 saw the release of numerous superhero movies and TV series. DEADPOOL. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. LUKE CAGE. DAREDEVIL (season 2). And those are only the Marvel-affiliated offerings. From DC we had BATMAN V SUPERMAN,…


TV review: LUKE CAGE (Netflix)

Verdict: A Marvel Universe offering with a difference Created in 1972, Cage deserves his place in the pantheon of superheroes: he was the first black hero to be given his own comic book, and his racial identity has always been an important aspect of the character. Cage is a bad-ass alternative Superman – he’s basically…


MOVIE REVIEW: ANT-MAN

ANT-MAN is the latest in what feels like a recent spate of superhero releases. In the last few months, we’ve had AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, DAREDEVIL, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Is there room for this insect-sized hero? In some respects, ANT-MAN is your typical superhero movie. It follows a…


MOVIE REVIEW: AVENGERS – AGE OF ULTRON

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is the follow-up to 2012’s AVENGERS ASSEMBLE. Featuring the most enormous super hero cast in all of history (more on that later), AVENGERS is probably the biggest movie of the year – if not the decade… The hype behind his movie has been truly a force of nature. The pressure on the…


TV REVIEW: MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL

Marvel’s newest superhero series premiered yesterday on Netflix. All 13 episodes are now available to stream; if you’re so inclined, you could spend the weekend gorging on the entire season… The series marks an interesting turn for Marvel. On the small screen, at lest, DC has enjoyed more acclaim. AGENTS OF SHIELD, whilst enjoyable, has attracted…


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