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…

Banter: The MCU 22 – Ranked

Everyone is giving a final rating of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as they stand after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Which is a fair assessment to make; there was a definite end to the MCU as we know it, and a total shift of personalities and motivations lie ahead of the franchise now. Admittedly,…

Review: Avengers – Endgame

Earth’s mightiest heroes get to mulligan the last eleven years. The Avengers are broken and Earth is desolate after the events following Thanos’s “snap”, which eliminated fifty percent of the universe’s population. Hopeless, the remaining heroes find one final option to undo what was done… It is almost impossible to talk about this film without…

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: Venom

Venom, like its symbiote supervillain, is barely holding together, but it is entertaining in its mania. New York reporter Eddie Brock loses his job when he antagonises a industrial magnate who is secretly experimenting on parasitic organisms from deep space. In the process, he finds himself infected by a malevolent entity. With the film opening…

Review: Ant-Man & The Wasp

In classic sequel fashion, Ant-Man & The Wasp doubles down on what made the first film so enjoyable. After his adventure into the quantum realm, and under house arrest for aiding rogue superhero Captain America, Scott Lang wants to do right with the people in his life. But when inventor Hank Pym and his daughter…

Review: Deadpool 2

The foul-mouthed, fourth-wall breaking superhero is back, and it is a whole lot of fun! The merc-with-a-mouth needs to learn the values of family when a cyborg warrior from the future, Cable, arrives to kill a young mutant who he claims grows up into a murderer. 2016 saw the bulging superhero genre shaken to the…

Review: Avengers – Infinity War

Well, well, Marvel… you surprised me. You actually did it. While the Avengers splinter apart from each other after the events of the Sokovia Accords, the Asgardian refugee space craft is attacked by none other than Thanos, the mad Titan. The warlord has begun his search for all six Infinity Stones, taking him across the…

Review: Black Panther

Black Panther has all the hallmarks of your usual Marvel entry, but it has a lot of exceptional elements that lift it above the more recent adventures. After his father was killed during the events of Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa finds himself elevated as King of his father’s country of Wakanda. While his people…

Review: Spider-Man – Homecoming

Spider-Man has indeed come home. After helping out Tony Stark during his little disagreement with Captain America, Peter Parker finds himself unwanted by the Avengers initiative and proceeds to try and make a name for himself. But he quickly finds himself in over his head when a mercenary group starts stealing dangerous artifacts and weapons…