Doctor Strange Review (2016)

Rated PG-13 (for violence and action) The juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a money making machine that doesn’t look like it has an end in sight. Initially starting with movies that had a more earthly, “grounded” focus (Iron Man, Captain America) then introducing audiences to the more cosmic side of things with…

X-Men: Apocalypse Review (2016)

Rating: PG-13 (violence, action and destruction) The last two movies in the X-Men franchise have successfully rebooted the series with new actors and really focused on the tumultuous relationship between Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The great cast coupled with story-lines that delved into themes of brotherhood, discrimination and…

Deadpool Review (2016)

Rated R (for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity) Deadpool has always been a bit of an anomaly in the comic book world. An indestructible anti-hero with the ability to heal any damage (and I mean any damage) to his body, a tendency to break the fourth wall and talk directly to…

Ant-Man Review (2015)

Wall-crawlers, Norse Gods, blind vigilantes and incredible green men with anger issues.  The last decade truly has been a wondrous time for comic-book nerds everywhere.  Who would have thought that movies with talking racoons and walking trees would be setting the box office on fire?  Well, I guess Marvel did.  It seems that anything the…

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review (2015)

There was a time that comic-book movies were few and far between, and rarer still was one which was actually good. Fanboys the world over could only dream about seeing the panelled exploits of their heroes translated onto the big screen. But then, beginning with Iron Man, Marvel started their onslaught to take over Hollywood.…

Big Hero 6 Review (2014)

When Marvel was first bought by Disney, fan-boys everywhere rejoiced, imagining amazing animated movies featuring the characters from Marvel’s super-hero line-up. Sadly this didn’t come to pass… until now. Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel property about 6 obscure superheroes. But don’t let the obscurity fool you. As Guardians of the Galaxy proved,…

Guardians of the Galaxy Review (2014)

I’m not going to lie. I’ve been looking forward to this movie ever since I heard it was going to be made. As titbits of casting news and story details were slowly revealed, my excitement steadily grew, with the trailers building the hype up to such a frenzy that I began to worry there was…

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review (2014)

With X-Men: Days of Future Past, Brian Singer had a lot to prove. Coming on the heels of First Class, and juggling quite a large ensemble cast of both the original and new X-men actors, this could have easily descended into a tangled mess the likes of X-Men: The Last Stand. And the less said…

Thor: The Dark World Review (2013)

The first Thor movie was quite Shakespearean in its approach to the introduction of the Norse god. The scenes on Asgard often involved much dialogue and posturing as the machinations of the deities were shown to the viewer. However with Kenneth Brannagh at the helm, it still managed to capture the attention of the audience,…