Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Movie Scenes Number 24 – “Whatever doesn’t kill simply makes you…stranger.”
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 6: “I’ll Look into It”
The Avengers was event cinema. It was a moment where Marvel caught lightning in a bottle, managing to execute a plan that was years in the making and combined big stars, a large story, a shared universe and culminated in one of the best movies – let alone greatest superhero movie – of all time. It was going to be an almost impossible task to try to recreate that again with the same success but recreate it they did – only that is the actual problem with The Avengers sequel. Any sequel needs to take what worked before and expand upon … Continue reading The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Review
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. Guardians of the … Continue reading What If… DC had done their universe franchise first?
Captain America is a boring superhero. It’s nobody’s fault really, unfortunately it’s within the design of the character himself. Batman has the history and trauma (not to mention the villains), Superman has the powers, Iron Man has Tony Stark (or more … Continue reading Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Review
For as long as I’ve been a movies fan, one piece of casting news annoyed me more than any other. One piece of news that made me rant for at least an hour about how a whole franchise had been ruined … Continue reading My thoughts on Affleck as Batman
3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst is exactly what it sounds like – 3 of the best examples of either an actor, film series, genre, etc. versus 3 of the worst. It’s also an opportunity for you … Continue reading 3 of the Best vs. 3 of the Worst – Superhero Sequels
3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst is exactly what it sounds like – 3 of the best examples of either an actor, film series, genre, etc. versus 3 of the worst. It’s also an opportunity for you to … Continue reading 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst – Supervillain Casting
The Dark Knight is my favourite film of all time. It helps that I’m a huge Batman fan, having read the comics since I was a kid and watched the Animated Series when I was younger too. I love Burton’s Batman and felt the pain when Schumacher destroyed the series. I was happy enough when Batman Begins got the series back on track but nothing could prepare me for how amazing Dark Knight was going to be. It wasn’t just a great Batman film or even the best superhero film ever but was just a great film. If it was possible to … Continue reading The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Review
This is going to be the greatest summer for blockbuster movies probably ever! That is because there are three films that will hopefully set a new standard in Superhero films. The actual superhero genre of films has been so watered down and overdone that it takes something special to actually register. This summer we should have three films that will hopefully register. Two of the films are the end of a long process and another is designed to be the beginning. Whether by design or coincidence, the studios behind these three films have decided to release them in the same … Continue reading Batman versus Spiderman versus The Avengers!