The MCU 30 Ranked (Phases 1 – 4)

People do enjoy a good list, and what’s better to list than every single Marvel Cinematic Universe movie? They certainly are churning them out now, without signs of stopping any time soon. So this list is Phase 1 through Phase 4.Please be aware that many of these films I have only watched once, and I…

Review: Black Panther – Wakanda Forever

Marvel could have had a real moment here… but the film is found lacking. King T’Challa is dead. Wakanda is left vulnerable to attack from foreign nations vying for acquisition of vibranium, the country’s rare metallic resource. But there is another nation, beneath the waves, that also enters this power vacuum. Losing someone is never…

Review: Thor – Love and Thunder

One thing is for certain: Marvel Phase 4 certainly is… continuing. Thor finds himself on a journey of self-discovery after the events of the Infinity War, having lost everything dear to him. However, a powerful enemy rises from the dark, proclaimed to be “the god butcher”. Allies have to be found, and one surprisingly arrives…

Review: Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness

Poor Sam Raimi… It feels like he was left holding the bag… Doctor Stephen Strange finds himself defending a mysterious young woman whose powers allow her to move through the multiverse at will. But others are looking to take her powers from her… When Marvel Studios announced the first schedule for the MCU’s “Phase 4”,…

Review: Morbius

The Sony Marvel multiverse raises its head, slowly but surely. An intelligent scientist attempts to cure his rare blood disease by infusing himself with vampire bat DNA. With a monstrous transformation comes great guilt; especially when a friend also takes the cure and goes on a rampage… Sony Pictures are permanently hobbled in the hearts…

Review: Spider-Man – No Way Home

A convergence of storylines, film studios, and forgotten screenplays, shouldn’t be this good. Peter Parker’s identity has been revealed to the world, and spins his life around. Seeing the consequences negatively affect his friends, he looks for ways to undo what happened. However, his desires threaten to rip the multi-verse apart. There’s a vocal minority…

Review: Eternals

Everyone was waiting for it to happen. Ironically the never-ending Marvel machine stutters on Eternals. 7,000 years ago, god-like beings known as Eternals arrived on Earth at the behest of the Celestials. Their mission was to safeguard humanity’s progress on the planet by defeating the Deviants; alien monstrosities set on killing all intelligent life.They completed…

Review: Shangi-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Before we get into this review, I want to say something very quickly. It has been twenty months since I’ve been to the cinema; the last film I saw was Disney’s Onward, back in April 2020, just before the full lockdown was in place for the public sector. It has been tough, and I have…

Review: Black Widow

A Marvel movie saddled with a lot to do, a pandemic, and time jumps. Yet it came out entertaining enough. Set before the events of the Avengers taking on the universal threat of Thanos, and just after she found herself on the run having sided with Steve Rogers, Natasha finds herself tangled in a plot…

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…