Shang-Chi had its work cut out for it as a Marvel Movie. While Black Widow ended the stories and strands left by Avengers: Endgame (while introducing some potential new characters) Shang-Chi is the first of Marvel’s new “phase” and setting … Continue reading Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Review
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 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?
This summer sees the release of Independence Day sequel Resurgence and most people have viewed it with a collective “meh.” This seems ridiculous considering how huge the first movie was and how it ranks among many people’s top science-fiction films, … Continue reading Are audiences bored of city-destroying carnage?
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.”
Batman V Superman should be met with fervent excitement the likes we haven’t seen since a certain franchise returned for a seventh belated sequel. Instead of getting fans clamouring for information, first glimpses or even queuing round the block to see the superhero juggernauts finally … Continue reading Why it is too soon for Batman V Superman.
In the last two days I have tried to find a pattern between acting siblings. Does the brother always beat the sister? Does the older sibling always trump the younger? So far, after ten pairings, nothing has been concrete. So with one last … Continue reading Sibling vs Sibling: Who does it better? (Part 3)
Dramas are better when they aren’t procedural. It is a fact that is being proved more and more with every new and successful drama – or more importantly with the ones that are failing and cancelled. To be clear a “procedural” … Continue reading Has Netflix killed the “Procedural drama?”
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
There is a strange idea with superhero sequels that bigger and better translates to more villains. Now you’ve used half of the first film to complete the origin of your superhero, you must now give him multiple villains to fight … Continue reading Iron Man 2 (2010) Review