I entered the cinema with some apprehension. Blade Runner 2049 had some large shoes to fill. Possibly the biggest ask of any sequel to date. I had a horrible feeling that it was going to be the sort of soulless, action-pastiche that we’ve come to expect from Hollywood today, full … Continue Reading
Trust me, it’s a great time to be a Superman fan!
As of last year, DC’s ill-advised attempts to make Superman younger and cooler with the New 52 have been consigned to the long box of history and the version of the character we’ve known and loved since 1986 (… Continue Reading
It’s finally happened.
What was once the fervent dream of legions of vociferous fanboys is finally a reality. We have Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sharing the screen with the likes of Iron Man and Captain America. After a spectacular (yes I went there) debut in Captain America: Civil … Continue Reading
Haven’t you heard?
Simply everyone has a shared universe these days?
Marvel Studios have one, Warner Brothers / DC have got one, Transformers / Hasbro have one (God help us), even Sony are so confident that they’re trying to create a shared Spiderverse without Spider-Man.
Given that Universal own the … Continue Reading
Make no mistake, there was a lot riding on this film.
Patty Jenkins’ passion project (and a passion project it was, Ms Jenkins first petitioned Warner Brothers to direct a Wonder Woman film right after directing 2003’s Monster nearly fifteen years ago) was fighting a battle on two fronts since … Continue Reading
This weekend, history will be made.
On Thursday the 1st of June Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (2017) will bring the most enduring and iconic woman in comics to a broad, international audience.
It would take some doing to argue against the epochal nature of the character, or her status as … Continue Reading
The Alien franchise has, like its eponymous xenomorphic antagonist, proven to be a highly adaptable and incredibly resilient beast.
The cinematic saga has evolved from hastily assembled Cormanesque schlock horror script called “Star Beast” to a pop-culture mainstay in less than 40 years with two sets of opposable thumbs in … Continue Reading