Wonder Woman

Over the last decade and a half DC have, for the most part, missed the target with their attempts to get a movie 'universe' off the ground. Superman Returns and Green Lantern were total misfires while Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice felt overburdened by a sense of their own importance... 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 →

The Lego Batman Movie

While the initial idea of The Lego Movie was, at first, somewhat of an odd one, the final product was one of the highlights of recent family cinema so it wasn't surprising when a sequel was announced fairly swiftly. The fact that this sequel would be The Lego Batman Movie, focussing on the Lego version... Continue Reading →

Logan

It seems like much of the recent success of comic book and superhero movies can be traced back to Bryan Singer's first two X-Men films which laid the groundwork, not only for their own ongoing and expanded franchise, but the Avengers series, and most other films in that genre as well. In 2016 this initial... Continue Reading →

Suicide Squad

Around 18 years or so ago the perception of comic book/superhero movies changed, seemingly forever, from slightly naff, campy b-movies to genuine blockbuster contenders thanks to the likes of Bryan Singer’s X-Men and Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man leading into Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and the ongoing (now somewhat inconsistent) Marvel Cinematic Universe behemoth. Now, with... Continue Reading →

The Shadow – Need To Consume

For my first review of pop-culture website Need To Consume I took a look at the new Blu-ray edition of the 1994, pulp fiction, superhero movie The Shadow. Being a film I remembered both from its huge publicity campaign (at least that's how I remember it (it was the centre piece display at a big... Continue Reading →

Watchmen: Director’s Cut

Having seen the theatrical cut of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen several times I thought it time I investigate the Director’s Cut version of the movie - not the Ultimate Cut which adds another 26 minutes on top of the 186 minute version I’m discussing here. As the film that must have been a major contributory factor... Continue Reading →

Chronicle

An interesting idea for a movie that doesn’t quite live up to its concept but still does something a bit different within the current superhero cycle. I was advised to check out Chronicle shortly after posting my review of The Dark Knight Rises, and along with the recommendation I was told that Chronicle was “the... Continue Reading →

Captain America (1990)

One of Marvel’s earlier attempts to bring their heroes to the big screen fails on pretty much all counts and shows why it took another 20 years to make its way back. In the late 1970s, through the 80s and into the early 90s, while DC Comics were turning their big superhero characters into multimillion-dollar... Continue Reading →

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