Review: Wonder Woman

Honestly, this DC comics movie is just too competently edited, it has way too much character depth and development, and the music cues are actually implemented correctly. Plus, it has colours and you can see what’s going on! I am being facetious: Wonder Woman was great! Diana is a princess of the Amazon warriors living on…

Review: Logan

A comic book movie like no other: like someone took a glossy sports car, ripped the chrome and colours from it and riddled the engine block with bullet holes. It was great. In the year 2029, Logan aka Wolverine of the X-Men, finds himself living a reclusive life as a chauffeur, ageing rapidly, guilt ridden…

Review: The Lego Batman Movie (2D)

Lego Batman is a riotous time, as insane and fun its 2014 originator but not quite as endearing. Batman is the hero of Gotham, he is loved and praised by all, despite him being a selfish, arrogant loner living in a huge mansion, at constant odds with his emotions. When super villain Joker sees this weakness…

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…

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: Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A film loved by critics and one can see why, but Birdman also had my attention immediately. Unique and darkly humorous, Michael Keaton at his very best. Riggan Thomson is a washed out, down on his luck actor who once had Hollywood fame as the superhero Birdman. Hoping to reignite his life’s significance he writes, directs…

Review: I am Number Four

I hate to say it… but I’m gonna… “I’m too old for this”. Or at least that’s what it feels like, because watching the science fiction / high school drama that is I Am Number Four was one of the most arduous experiences I’ve had since… well, The Hunger Games? So, the cliché-ridden storyline follows a…

Review: Avengers Assemble (2D)

There are four films this year I am banking on being at the top of my list and Avengers Assemble was the lesser. My god this is going to be a good year for movies! Marvel Studios colossal gamble in combining four of their major comic brands into one film was subject to feeling clustered…