Films have yet to capture the spirit of the X-Men: Here’s how

In the wake of the tepid reaction to Dark Phoenix being released this month, it is fairly obvious that the movie franchise that undoubtedly paved the way for the hugely ambitious Marvel Cinematic Universe has reached an end, leaving on a whimper instead of a bang. I am a huge fan of the X-Men. I…

If you were expecting an epic culmination to the X-Men franchise in ‘Dark Phoenix’, you’d be disappointed – but that doesn’t mean it’s not good.

Dark Phoenix doesn’t do to superhero film what its comic-book adaptation did for its genre, but is a solid instalment to the franchise. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Jessica Chastain With all the Beatles-mania level of hype surrounding Avengers: Endgame smashing virtually every record…

New Spiderman: Far From Home Official Trailer

Film News Comics | Marvel | Spider-Man You can understand why Marvel executives have cited Spiderman: Far From Home as the culmination of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and not the beginning of Phase 4. As we can see from this latest trailer, the plot of Spiderman: Far From Home is clearly dealing…

How Avengers: Endgame could have been more perfect

Film Reviews Comics | Marvel | The Avengers Sure, Avengers: Endgame was the cinematic event of the modern age. No denying it. Spectacular visual effects, a mammoth main cast and closure over what has been a ludicrously epic journey so far. But does that mean that it was a flawless execution? Not necessarily. I know…

The End of a Cinematic Era | Avengers: Endgame Spoiler-Free Review

11 years, 22 films, 47 hours and 58 minutes later, we reach a satisfying conclusion to a story on an unprecedented epic scale. It is a movie franchise that the world has never seen, and will likely never experience again. After all, the ambition and the complexity of the shared universe we have seen created has seen many other franchises dead in the water for failing to capture the spark and unique formula that Marvel have adopted (cough, DCEU, cough). While essentially breaking the film economy by making any other film’s earnings pale in comparison, eyes are on Marvel to see how they tie up the franchise they have spend more than a decade giving life to. Once again, Marvel redefine what it means to be a superhero movie and how, even though we are talking about superpowers and cosmic forces, you can create a story that is rooted within human emotion.