Review: X-Men – Dark Phoenix

The first major superhero franchise disappears with a whimper. The new group of X-Men, led by Charles Xavier, have a new danger in their midst; after a rescue mission in space Jean Grey’s powers become fused with an alien power source. With uncontrolled powers, Jean is isolated from everyone, and a mysterious third party reveals…

Review: Hellboy (2019)

Wow, this was a train wreck. A special supernatural investigations and operations unit heed the return of The Blood Queen, a sorceress from the times of King Arthur, bringing the end of the world with her. The only one who can possibly stop her, the unit’s demonic investigator simply named Hellboy. Straight off the bat,…

Review: Shazam!

Shazam! drops the DCEU’s grimdark persona completely, picking up a more retro, free-styled screenplay, reminiscent of the 1990s and early 2000s. Billy Batson, an orphan boy in Philadelphia, finds himself chosen by an ancient wizard to become imbued with a godlike powers to protect the world. These powers however, have the side effect of giving…

Review: Pet Sematary

Has some decent King hallmarks, but it never quite convinces with its premise or atmosphere. A family looking to escape the tiring city life move into a country house, but little do they know that a cursed land lies not far away. A land which anything dead buried there will return to life… With the…

Review: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel was a good movie. Not… much more to say about it. Vers, a Kree warrior with a surreal power of photon-blasts from her hands, goes on a mission to destroy Skrulls – dangerous aliens who can shape-shift into anyone. But on this mission, she is haunted by visions of a past she doesn’t…

Review: Bumblebee

Dialling everything back to basics, Bumblebee is simple yet charming, a straightforward action adventure with none of the previous films’ dementia. Before Sam Witwicky has his fateful encounter with Autobot Bumblebee, the robotic warrior had another friend. Together, the two had to battle the odds and prevent the evil Decepticons from locating Earth. As an…

Review: Aquaman

What’s this? DC have had two movies in a row that weren’t terrible? Maybe they can salvage something after all… Arthur Curry, son of a lighthouse keeper and an Atlantian Queen from the ocean depths, has to come to terms with his heritage when his brother attempts to seize control of the aquatic armies and…

Review: Mortal Engines

I’ve seen so many overblown, overpriced franchise movies this year that have disappointed me, it is nice to watch something entirely new for once. Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, where civilisation was almost completely destroyed and the shape of the world was forever changed by a cataclysmic event. Settlements now battle for what little resources…

Review: Mowgli – Legend of the Jungle

A project much devoted by its director, Andy Serkis, but plays out as quite forgettable. Human child, Mowgli, has grown up amongst the wolves of the jungle, fully embracing them as his family. But when a vicious tiger seeks to end his life and any who protect him, the animals of the wilderness seek to…

Review: Rampage

Possibly one of the most unnecessary but pleasingly distracting movies seen in a while. An evil corporation’s science experiment goes haywire when their orbital space station explodes, sending the man-made pathogen down to Earth. Conveniently crashing over a localized area in America, transforming animals into giant, monstrous forms. Dwayne Johnson, who seems to be in…