Ant-Man and the Wasp review

I’ve lost track of the number of exasperated looks that I’ve earned by asking people if they’ve watched Ant-Man.   To be fair, when he’s sharing a screen with the likes of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor, it might appear as though Marvel Studios is scraping the barrel by presenting a superhero with the ability…

How The Dark Knight changed superhero films forever

‘Game-changer’ is an accolade that’s dished out far too often these days; to the extent it’s become something of a stereotype. There’s one film though, that I would argue has well and truly earned it. Before the Avengers, before the Justice League, before Deadpool and even before the majority of the X-Men movies, there was…

The Incredibles 2 review

A lot’s changed since Pixar’s beloved superhero flick, The Incredibles, was released in 2004. It’s easy to forget that it predates the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe by as much as four years, and the DC Extended Universe by nine. It even a came a whole year before Batman Begins, the first chapter in Christopher Nolan’s legendary Dark Knight…

Ocean’s 8 review

It’s fair to say that the announcement of Ocean’s 8 was met with mixed opinions. After the flop that was the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, the prospect of a similar arrangement to follow-up the wildly successful Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13 had some rolling their eyes, while others questioned why it had taken so long. It’s a gamble that seems to have…

Jurassic Park’s 10 best moments

This is a pretty big year for the Jurassic Park series. Not only is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the hotly anticipated sequel to 2015’s wildly successful reboot, Jurassic World, hitting cinemas today, but 2018 also marks 25 years since the original Jurassic Park kicked off one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. There’s a lot to love…

007: The Craig Years – Ranked

Once again, it’s time to fire up the Aston Martin, don your Walther PPK and shake (but don’t stir) that vodka martini. Production on Bond number 25 has been confirmed to start in December this year, with Daniel Craig returning as 007 and BAFTA, Golden Globe and Oscar-winning Danny Boyle signed on to direct. We…

A Quiet Place review

The horror genre is one that I feel often struggles to bring something new to the table. Everything’s either been done, copied or in some cases, even revived before. Which is why I was so intrigued, if a little sceptical, to hear about a new horror film that was supposedly doing something totally original, as…

Avengers: Infinity War review

10 years. 19 films. One of the biggest ensemble casts ever assembled for a Hollywood blockbuster. To say that Avengers: Infinity War is a big deal would be the understatement of the year. The stakes are painfully high. Not only for The Avengers, who must stop the Mad Titan, Thanos, from getting his hands on the fabled…

Black Panther review

Black Panther is a film with more than its fair share of hurdles to jump. In a period of cinema that feels as though a new superhero film is released every other week, it has to launch a character completely unbeknownst to an audience hungry for more of household names such as Captain America and…

Justice League review

I want these films to be good. I really do.   But it’s no secret that the DCEU (that’s DC Extended Universe, to the uninitiated) has trod a troublesome road to reach the first group outing of its flagship superheroes. 2013’s Man of Steel showed some early promise, setting the scene with a darker, grittier…