Tag: superheroes

Movie review: JUSTICE LEAGUE

JUSTICE LEAGUE continues DC’s attempt at a shared universe, which commenced with 2016’s BATMAN v SUPERMAN. BvS faced a challenging fan reaction, and despite the premise’s promise, it was widely regarded as being overly dark and melodramatic. SUICIDE SQUAD attempted to redress that balance, by bringing some humour and fun back into the mix, but…


Movie review: THOR: RAGNAROK

THOR: RAGNAROK is the latest instalment in the increasingly-broad Marvel Universe, and the third Thor-specific movie. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the superhero genre is becoming ever-more crowded. A movie in this field has to do something different, and offer something unusual, to justify itself. So, does RAGNAROK succeed, or is…


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: BATMAN v SUPERMAN – DAWN OF JUSTICE

Verdict: By turns excellent and mediocre, BvS might be the sequel to MAN OF STEEL but it’s a far better Batman movie BATMAN V SUPERMAN has to be the most anticipated superhero film of recent years. While the team-up has happened numerous times in comic books and other media, it’s taken this long for the…


Movie review: DEADPOOL

My verdict: Graphic, dark and very, very funny. The merc with the mouth finally gets his own movie. Sure, Deadpool has kinda been in film already, but his appearance in WOLVERINE: ORIGINS was largely forgettable and barely represented the character. DEADPOOL had a long run-up, and it feels like fan-interest in the film has been…


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