The MCU has established itself as a rich universe with characters that are connected to each other. Each movie is designed to set up the next chapter and raise the stakes. But all the universe building can be overwhelming when it’s done too much. So, a self-contained film like Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 is a refreshing change of pace. Here is my spoiler free review.
Superhero films are as popular as ever, bringing people of all ages to the cinema. There have been so many that it could be argued a familiar pattern has emerged. There’s action, banter, big CGI battles and plenty of fun. And then there’s a movie that comes along and transcends the genre completely. Logan is that movie. Here is my spoiler free review that looks at Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine.
DC has a reputation for producing high-quality animated films, from Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, to Justice League: War. A lot of their success is placed on the shoulders of Batman, with him being a central character in many animated films, to the point he eclipses other characters. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case with DC’s latest movie, Justice League Dark, which focuses on magical heroes like John Constantine, Zatanna and Etrigan.
Grief is a terrible thing to experience, even though we all go through it at some point in life. Grief is one of the major themes explored in A Monster Calls, based on the novel by Patrick Ness, from the original idea of Siobhan Dowd. The film follows a 12-year-old boy named Conor O’Malley in present day England, dealing with his mother going through cancer. During the night he’s visited by a monster who tells him three stories, with a fourth needing to be told by Conor. Here are my thoughts of the film in a spoiler free review.
On suggestion from my friend Akeem, over at Ink Posts and The Written Gallery, I’ve decided to review 2013‘s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Based on the 2011 crossover event, Flashpoint, the film focuses on The Flash finding himself in an alternate reality where Aquaman and Wonder Woman are at war, and there’s a much darker Batman patrolling Gotham. The main theme that’s explored is the idea of how far you would go to change the past and the consequences of your actions.
As this blog becomes more active I’ll be posting different reviews of comics and movies. To start off with I’d like to review one of my favourite animated movies, Batman: Under The Red Hood. Having come out in 2010, it became the highest rated direct-to-video Batman film until the release of the The Dark Knight Returns in 2012. Jason Todd is my favourite comic character, so it was great to see his story told faithfully and maturely in this film.