Views from the Sofa is 6 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at the past year and give some awards based on the movies we have watched this year. These awards are … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2018
A “Soft Reboot” – Restarting a franchise, series or continuity but still acknowledging what went before! A “Soft Reboot” (Part 2) – restarting a franchise, series or continuity but still acknowledging what went before – but doing it again very … Continue reading Views from the Sofa: A “Soft Reboot” (Part 2)
Every year I do a list of Must -See movies for the year ahead. I published 2017’s list earlier but thought it was worth reflecting on the year that had past by looking at my most anticipated films for 2016. Did I … Continue reading A look back at my Must-See Movies of 2016
Doctor Strange looks like it will be another success for the powerhouse superhero studio. I enjoyed the movie too but it was clear that Marvel have their structure for an origin movie and there was little too original about the hero … Continue reading Why Marvel should make “Marvels”
Doctor Strange hits cinemas this week and the superhero studio powerhouse will bring another new character to the big screen. This ultimately means that yet another superheroes origin movie will be immortalised in film. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but … Continue reading How to… make a Marvel origin movie
This week saw the release of the first trailer for Wolverine 3, succinctly named Logan. That title is just the beginning of the changes that are apparent in the third installment of the superhero’s solo trilogy. For the rest of the … Continue reading Logan and the changing face of Superhero movies
The third movie in a trilogy is a tricky one. Usually the first movie has been critically acclaimed and the second has built upon that potential but the third then lets the rest of the series down, usually feeling inferior compared … Continue reading How to… make the third movie in a trilogy
The shared movie universe: it is a well sought after concept which is slowly eating away at movie franchises and destroying the quality of the summer blockbusters and it is all Marvel’s fault. The idea of a shared universe is that … Continue reading Have Marvel broken Hollywood?
Yesterday I highlighted 5 roles which should never be recast. When devising the list, I soon realised that there are a few more too. These roles are slightly different because they aren’t quite as impossible as the last post. There are … Continue reading 5 more roles which should never be recast
At some point superhero movies will die away. I’m sure it will be with a whimper rather than a bang but just like westerns, musicals and movies about the Romans and Egyptians, the superhero genre will cease to be. New genres … Continue reading What will eventually replace Superhero movies?