You wait years for a film in which two much-loved superheroes go head-to-head in a film with a colon in the title, and then two come along at once. But whereas in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice the protagonists barely know each other, this is family. It's like when Michael Corleone realises that his brother … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War
After I'd watched Marvel/Netflix's Jessica Jones, I wrote about how I felt having watched the series. So now I feel like I need to write about this second season of Daredevil. I enjoyed the first season, so went into this with positive vibes. But it was a bit of a disappointment, to be honest. Not awful, … Continue reading Daredevil S2
I know this isn't a film, but I spent a lot of time in this world last week, and feel like I need to express an opinion. And my opinion is this: Marvel clearly decided to try going beyond their usual boundaries in this series, which in principle is fine. But the theme of Jessica Jones … Continue reading Jessica Jones
A whole film which is little more than a trailer for an actual Fantastic Four movie. The characters seemed aimless, lacking intelligence, and had no connection between each other (which, considering they were either friends or family, was a puzzle). There seemed to be huge chunks of plot missing. And don't even get me started on … Continue reading Fantastic Four
I've know about this location for, well, ages, but because it's in the town in which I live and is virtually on the doorstep, I didn't think any more of it until I started to put together my 'on location' posts. There's a part of Manchester city centre known as the Northern Quarter, and it … Continue reading Captain America – or should that be Captain Manchester?
My first thought, knowing nothing at all about this character or his story, was "Ant? Man?" pretty much like Peter Kay here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0APKUbbLPmc The idea was bewildering. And I don't like insects, and I'm not a great fan of Evangeline Lilly, so it wasn't looking good. But actually, I had fun with this. It seemed to … Continue reading Ant-Man
Yay, let's get the gang back together again! Only this time, the 6 superheroes we assembled before just aren't enough, so I know, let's add even more! And we can throw in a few cameos too, just so that we've rammed every spare frame with either an Avenger or a buddy! I did enjoy this while … Continue reading Avengers: Age of Ultron
First time in my life I have ever been to a big premier (albeit a regional one), so that means I have seen a film a whole week before it is on general release! On the one hand, this is your usual Marvel romp, with heroes fighting villains and good triumphing over evil. On the … Continue reading Captain America: The Winter Soldier