Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2D)

Remarkably untethered to the greater MCU, the sequel expands the first although doesn’t rise above it. Running as heroes for hire, the Guardians of the Galaxy find themselves in trouble from all angles: a client, The Sovereign, want them dead, as do the mercenary outfit The Ravagers. But for 80s junkie and all around space…

Review: Doctor Strange

One wonders why Marvel, of all franchises, is in a rush? Super surgeon Doctor Stephen Strange has his towering ego dashed to the ground when he is in a terrible car accident that ruins both of his hands. Seeking any medical aid to restore his fame and fortune, Strange is directed to the mystical Ancient…

Review: Captain America – Civil War

Captain America 3 is more like Avengers 2.5, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe becomes truly a running narrative because of it… Steve Rogers, leading the Avengers, continues to cause chaos across the world in a noble cause to stop terrorism, but powers that be have had enough. Spearheaded by Tony Stark, a new initiative is…

Trio Review: The Punisher

Surprise Trio Review! I figured with Marvel’s Netflix show Daredevil returning to us in March, with the added bonus of The Punisher character making an appearance, I would review all of the Punisher films! Yes, all. Did you know there’s been three of these things? In 1989 there was a Punisher film made by an…

Review: Deadpool

Studio 20th Century Fox delivers an off-the-wall adaptation of Marvel superhero Deadpool, capitalising on a character in their repertoire with ludicrous respect, making for the first straight up adult comedy of the genre. Mercenary and thug-for-hire Wade Wilson finds the love of his life, but not long afterwards he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Trusting…

Remake Rumble: Fantastic Four

In light of the disastrous team up of director Josh Trank and film studio 20th Century Fox, I wanted to rewatch the two films from ten years previously, also produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by Tim Story (a man who has since directed little more than the comedy Ride Along) and were generally…

Fantastic Four (2015) (aka Fant4stic)

Fantastic Four’s 2015 reboot proves to be less than fantastic and more a victim of directorial and studio disputes, rendering it a completely mute, grey and uninspiring experience. Reed Richards grew up from being a child science prodigy in his parents’ basement creating a working teleportation device. Hired by Professor Franklin Storm he completes the…

Review: Ant-Man (2D)

One of Marvel’s main characters is one of the harder sells, and while Ant-Man isn’t a game changer it has risen above the criticism and difficulties during its development. Hank Pym, a scientist for Shield developed a super particle that compresses the space around atoms, allowing objects to be shrunk down. But when Howard Stark…

Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron (2D)

Conquering heroes The Avengers return in their second outing as an ensemble cast. This time they must defend Humanity against a peacekeeping AI developed by Tony Stark after it goes rogue. Is it wrong to say anything negative about a Marvel property these days? *Cinema Cocoa brings up the blast shields* Okay so it is…

Review: Big Hero 6 (2D)

Big Hero 6‘s poster boy, the robotic Baymax, is the sole reason you need to see this film! Young tech prodigy Hiro Hamada and his brother build robots, one of which is called Baymax, designed to be the best in the field of medical care. But disaster hits the city of San Fransokyo when a…