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The New Mutants Review

For a while, it seemed like this film was never going to come out. After being filmed back in 2017, it has subsequently had FIVE different release dates, facing several different setbacks along the way, including, but not limited to, a studio takeover, and a global pandemic. Considering that this was filmed at the same…

Deadpool Review

Deadpool is a film with a fair amount of history leading up to it’s production. Way back in 2009, X Men Origins: Wolverine was released, featuring a much-anticipated portrayal of anti-hero Deadpool by perceived dream actor for the role, Ryan Reynolds. The film was a disaster critically and almost killed the X-Men franchise, but there…

Birds of Prey Review

Birds of Prey, or to give it its full title: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) which you’ll understand if I don’t use again, is the latest instalment of the once-ridiculed DCEU (DC Cinematic Extended Universe. I say ‘once-ridiculed’ as for my money the franchise has been on a bit of a…

Joker Review

It’s not an understatement to call The Joker the greatest comic-book character of all time, at least in my opinion. What Batman lacks in personality, Joker makes up for in spades, not only that, but because of this character we’ve had some of the greatest portrayals of superhero cinema; names such as Jack Nicholson, Mark…

Brightburn Review

I remember when this film’s trailer first dropped at the end of last year. The use of James Gunn’s name wasn’t particularly timely at the time, but it seemed like a novel idea at first glance, sure it was such a transparent Superman paralell that it could have been used as window, but the concept…

X Men: Dark Phoenix Review

The X Men franchise very rarely does middle ground. Its films are usually either touchstones within the comic book genre (X2 or Logan) or touchstones in the realms of cinematic awfulness (Origins: Wolverine or The Last Stand). My hopes weren’t high when I first saw the trailer, if I’m honest. The dialogue was hackneyed and…

Shazam! Review

Since the DCEU started focusing on solo stories, I feel the franchise has been better for it, Wonder Woman was great, Aquaman was entertaining and now Shazam has come along to see if it can keep up the streak. Shazam has an interesting enough history even before considering the film adaptation, the hero was in…

Captain Marvel Review

So it’s taken 21 films and nearly 11 years, but we finally have a stand-alone female hero in the MCU. I won’t be dwelling on the background politics in this review, that is not my job. I will be looking at it as a film, which given Marvel’s near-faultless record in the last few years,…