Fandom should be fed.
It should also be celebrated.
Fandom has the capacity to bring people together through the mutual love of a fictional character or lore, and form bonds of friendship and camaraderie (it certainly has for us). Unfortunately, there’s another, more toxic side to fandom. I felt compelled … Continue Reading
Before we begin, a quick word on the fine balance between objectivity and subjectivity. To walk the line between evaluating a film on its own merits rather than your personal experience with it is tricky for any film, let alone one that contains as many iconic characters as Justice … Continue Reading
Thor’s cinematic exploits, both in his solo outings and among The Avengers, have enjoyed a certain degree of consistency which was gleefully shattered by the reveal of the first trailer for his third solo film Thor: Ragnarok. As one might expect from the title, the trailer hinted at both … Continue Reading
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
When asked to identify the best onscreen Batman; some might say Ben Affleck looking, as he does, like he’s just strolled off a comic book page or a frame from Batman: The Animated Series. They might say that Christian Bale’s nuance and earnest charisma earn him the right … 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
Click here to check out ‘The MCU “Villain Problem”- Part One’.
Here we are again, fandom feeders!
Having traversed Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in our Commen-tables and just got our teeth stuck into Captain America: Civil War, I thought that now might be the time to … Continue Reading
Star Wars has been a mainstay in the world pop culture since before I was but a twinkle my father’s eye. Star Wars swept the world back in 1977 upon release of A New Hope and continued to dominate the box office for 40 years since.
The prequels may have … 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