Avengers: Infinity War

To say the hype around Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War has been extreme would be an understatement. When the first Avengers movie (aka Avengers Assemble) was released it felt like an unsurpassable moment in mainstream comic book movies, Marvel have since surpassed that on at least two occasions with the broader scope of Age of Ultron... Continue Reading →

Thor: Ragnarok

Since the end of its so-called ‘Phase 1’ Marvel Studios ever-growing raft of movies has been something of a mixed bag and, while the likes of Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther, along with the Guardians of the Galaxy films in a slightly different way, have been enjoyable there’s been a lot that steers... Continue Reading →

Black Panther

Before heading in to see Marvel's latest offering, I will admit to having been a bit worn out by the seemingly constant influx of comic book movies from both that studio and rivals, DC. Black Panther though had, in some ways, piqued my interest simply by being an (almost, he did speak in Civil War)... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Homecoming

It's hard to escape the fact that this is the third iteration of Marvel's wise cracking web spinner in the past two decades. While Sam Raimi's Spider-Man was generally well received (for the first two appearances at least), Andrew Garfield's take on Peter Parker has at best been relegated to being a footnote in the... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Four (2015)

Despite being Marvel's pioneering super team it's always seemed that the Fantastic Four have struggled when it comes to screen adaptations. While Iron Man, The Avengers, Spider-Man, The X-Men and more have all had some success, no outings for Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Sue (Kate Mara) & Johnny (Michael B. Jordan) Storm and Ben Grimm (Jamie... Continue Reading →

Marvel’s The Defenders

Over the last few years Marvel and Netflix have teamed up to give a place within the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) to some of the comic and movie juggernaut’s less brightly coloured characters. From Daredevil to Iron Fist the four initial characters, five if you count anti-hero Punisher who’s yet to have his own series,... Continue Reading →

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

When James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy was released in 2014 it was a breath of fresh air in a rapidly expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe that was already beginning to grow somewhat stale. Now, three years later, its sequel has appeared with far more anticipation and again the hope that it would help add something new... Continue Reading →

Doctor Strange

  Marvel Studios' output has, over the last couple of years, become somewhat erratic - for every fun adventure like Guardians of the Galaxy there had been a plodding smash em up retread like Age of Ultron, so with the arrival of the Sorcerer Supreme and the Cosmic Realm in Doctor Strange, how have they done?... Continue Reading →

X-Men

16 years ago, in the wake of Blade, the first bona-fide Marvel comics based blockbuster movie hit the screens in the form of director Bryan Singer’s version of X-Men. Since then the franchise has gone on to become a long series of sequels (some good; X-Men 2, First Class, Days of Future Past, Deadpool – some less... Continue Reading →

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