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
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
Ask any band and they’ll back me up on this, success will either make or break you!
While there’s no denying that Marvel Studios were already a powerhouse by 2014, especially in the wake of 2012’s Avengers, even the most confident executives must have been a tad gun-shy prior … Continue Reading
For children of the 80s and 90s its easy to be offended when Hollywood trawls through the back catalogue of yesteryear’s pop-culture to re-invigorate an old franchise for new money.
Its hard to look past the cynicism when something meaningful from your childhood is tarted up with some high-gloss digital … Continue Reading
It’s a tale as old as time and as familiar to its legion of fans as the haunting image of a falling red rose petal.
Given the vociferous adoration that fans have for the 1991 animated original it’s fair to say that it was no small undertaking for Disney to … Continue Reading
Batman fans could have been forgiven for recently breathing a long and well deserved sigh of relief.
Firstly, it was announced that after talk of deteriorating negotiations between director Matt Reeves and Warner Brothers executives that Reeves would indeed be taking to the director’s chair for The Batman.
Secondly (and … Continue Reading
It’s the end of an era.
James Howlett/ Logan/Wolverine represents, perhaps more than any other comic book character, the triumph of synergy between character and actor.
In 2000 a relatively unknown Australian actor called Hugh Jackman portrayed this fan-favourite comic book character and made him a household name. Over the … Continue Reading