It would be easy to look back at the ten years and over 20 films that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe and see it as a complete success but Thor: The Dark World is an example of a miss … Continue reading Thor: The Dark World (2013) Review
This review does not contain spoilers for Avengers: Endgame! Avengers: Endgame manages to do what many other franchises and long-running television series fail to do; perfectly end a captivating saga. The Marvel Studios movies have been 21 films and eleven years … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame (2019) Review
Ben and Dave watched Captain Marvel and then instantly recorded their views so this Spoiler-Filled special comes with the purest and rawest opinions. The pair discuss the positives and negatives, Captain Marvel’s place in the wider franchise and then predict what … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Podcast – Season 3 Episode 6: Spoiler-Filled Captain Marvel Special
Marvel Studios are the victims of their own success. They have constantly delivered movies of such high quality that the bar has been set to an almost impossible standard. Avengers: Infinity War was the best of the best, topping off a … Continue reading Captain Marvel (2019) Review
When Deadpool hit our screens it was a refreshing take on superhero movies in a genre that was over-saturated. Here was a “hero” that was rude, sweary, self-referential and shining a huge spotlight on the industry itself. Add to that the … Continue reading Deadpool 2 (2018) Review
Since Samuel L Jackson stepped out of the shadows and told Robert Downey Jr about “The Avenger’s Initiative,” studios have been desperate to replicate Marvel’s success and create a shared universe that rivals the superhero behemoth. All others have failed because they never got what made Marvel’s Cinematic Universe work so well; characters you cared about, stories that were exciting and interesting, a drip-fed saga that was teased from the very beginning and actors who not just established the key roles but fully owned and created these characters so that you want to see them again and again. Or more importantly, … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Review
This article contains NO spoilers for Captain America: Civil War The most ironic aspect of Marvel’s post-credit scenes is that the most important, most exciting one, was seen by almost nobody on their first watch of Iron Man. Nobody knew it … Continue reading Should Marvel stop doing their Post-Credit scenes?
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 11: “The Avenger Initiative.”
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 – Marvel’s Post-Credit scenes
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. Marvel made the … Continue reading What If… Marvel had owned all their characters from the beginning?