‘This’ll be the Day that I Die’ – Black Widow

Black Widow is a reasonably well-made movie that juggles a handful of weighty issues in a way that doesn’t feel condescending or heavy-handed. It’s also a standalone feature for a character that should have had her own movie a long time ago . Set mostly in 2016, prior to the events of Avengers: Infinity WarContinue reading “‘This’ll be the Day that I Die’ – Black Widow”

‘The Birth of a Perished Vision’ – Zack Snyder’s Justice League

What a wild and unpredictable time we live in. No two days are the same. Never for one minute consider classifying anything as “normal”. Such a term doesn’t even really exist anymore. Modern society is fluid, ever changing and untethered by the rules of yesterday. We live in an age of uncertainty, one in whichContinue reading “‘The Birth of a Perished Vision’ – Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

‘Sympathy for the Devil’ – The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad (2021) is pretty much what you’d expect a Suicide Squad movie directed by James Gunn to be like. What I mean is, it’s fairly ruddy decent. A brass-necked, uncensored, somewhat sentimental and occasionally contemplative tale about a villainous batch of twisted misfits unwillingly taking on the role of superhero for the day.Continue reading “‘Sympathy for the Devil’ – The Suicide Squad”

‘An Unprepared Vision’ – Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker is a film that’s, if you’ll pardon the pun, at war with itself. It has next to no central identity defining its existence. Instead, what we have is a desperate attempt to try and bridge the fan division agitated by the Release of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017). It’sContinue reading “‘An Unprepared Vision’ – Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker”

‘An Intimate and Chaotic Farewell’ – Avengers: End Game

12-months ago, the MCU imploded. Years of world-building and character fashioning were quite literally reduced to dust. The vast, intricate interconnect strand of stories crumbled and fizzled into nothingness, transitioning this decade-long fable into a streamlined entitiy with very little plot threads clinging to its body. Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Star Lord (Chris Pratt), KingContinue reading “‘An Intimate and Chaotic Farewell’ – Avengers: End Game”

Anticlimactic Affairs – Justice League

DC had a pretty satisfactory summer this year. No less than twelve months since the abysmal Suicide Squad (2016) hit theatres, director Patty Jenkins gave us the wonderfully realised Wonder Woman (2017). Finally, after several false starts attempting to kick start this extended universe, we received a story packed with engaging character arcs and charmingContinue reading “Anticlimactic Affairs – Justice League”

Small Town Boy – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Sony Pictures hasn’t had much luck when it comes to Spidey in recent years. First came Sam Rami’s fall from grace with the painfully disheveled Spider-Man 3. Soon after arrived a retooled-yet-unimaginative origin in the form of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). After its 2014 sequel failed to prematurely kickstart an Expanded Universe, it seemed as though the storyContinue reading “Small Town Boy – Spider-Man: Homecoming”