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 →

Blade

Around the release of Deadpool in February 2016 a lot of fuss was made by some about its ‘R’ rating in the USA (15 in the UK). This ranged from surprise at a ‘comic book movie’ being given such a certification, to claims that it was the first of its kind. Long before Deadpool though, before Marvel’s... Continue Reading →

Captain America: Civil War

Thirteen films in to the series, how much more is there really to be said about Marvel’s ongoing output? Well, looking at Captain America: Civil War (the third Captain America film, thirteenth MCU film and arguably, third Avengers movie) there are two sides to this; one is that its very much more of the same,... Continue Reading →

Deadpool

Only a week after its release, watching the latest offering from the X-Men line of Marvel movies, Deadpool, comes with a surprising amount of baggage. First there's the hugely positive response it's received from movie-goers (with a few exceptions), and secondly the fact that, apparently against all expectations, the 15 rated (R in the U.S.)... Continue Reading →

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