Despite playing not a small part in the almighty success of The Avengers back in 2012, there seems to be a recurring opinion among film audiences that Captain America is the most boring of Marvel’s superhero bunch. Lacking the distinctive powers of his teammates and dressed up in the American flag, it’s not difficult to […]
If you happen to be a final year film student, here’s a suggestion for your dissertation topic: movies with colons in their titles should be approached cautiously. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (come to think of […]
Reunions with old friends can be something of a double-edged sword. Go in with no expectations and chances are you’ll feel like not a day has gone by since you last saw each other, the bond and chemistry still wonderfully intact. If however you get hooked on nostalgia and try too hard to recreate fond […]
Superman can be a tricky character to nail. Noble, handsome and omnipotent to the point of being near flawless, the character harks back to a time (1938, to be precise) when superheroes were the stuff of novelty and comic book readers would lap up pedestrian displays of superhuman strength and pompous monologues ripe with selfless […]
For comic book fans across the globe, the sensation of seeing their heroes assemble onscreen in The Avengers was, to quote Phoebe Buffay, like “being Santa on Prozac at Disneyland getting laid”. Here was a film that nailed everything right – plot, pace, performances, truly epic action set-pieces – and, most importantly, managed to appeal […]
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