Tag Archives: Superhero movies

Bricking it: why the Lego movie franchise is on shaky foundations

The Lego Ninjago Movie cant hope to live up to the standard of either the original film or Lego Batman. Has quality already been sacrificed to quantity? When we discuss the fad for cinematic universes, with their unimaginative bloat and paucity of ideas, we tend to overlook Lego. Thats partly because, in terms of sheer Read more »

Summer 2017’s best movies: from Scarlett Johansson’s hen night to Morrissey’s teen years

Pops great miserablist gets a biopic, Scarlett Johansson has stripper trouble, Charlize Theron explodes into ultraviolence, and Union deserter Colin Farrell shakes up a girls school during the US civil war Churchill The first of the years two biopics about Sir Winston. The autumn will see Gary Oldman offering blood, sweat, tears and toil in Read more »

Summer 2017’s best movies: from Scarlett Johansson’s hen night to Morrissey’s teen years

Pops great miserablist gets a biopic, Scarlett Johansson has stripper trouble, Charlize Theron explodes into ultraviolence, and Union deserter Colin Farrell shakes up a girls school during the US civil war Churchill The first of the years two biopics about Sir Winston. The autumn will see Gary Oldman offering blood, sweat, tears and toil in Read more »

Captain America: Civil War review an aspartame rush

Entertaining mayhem ensues when some of the Avengers reject government oversight following a botched operation Should the Avengers be nationalised? This is the explosively controversial idea that ignites a civil war among their ranks in this exciting superhero extravaganza. Its crazily surreal, engaging and funny in the best Marvel tradition, building to a whiplash-twist reveal Read more »

Captain America: Civil War review an aspartame rush

Entertaining mayhem ensues when some of the Avengers reject government oversight following a botched operation Should the Avengers be nationalised? This is the explosively controversial idea that ignites a civil war among their ranks in this exciting superhero extravaganza. Its crazily surreal, engaging and funny in the best Marvel tradition, building to a whiplash-twist reveal Read more »

X-Men: Apocalypse review lots of bangs for your bucks but loopiness is lost

The most recent X Men prequel dates straight back to the 80s, but the now-regulation destruction is starting to eclipse the collection unique strangeness A gallery of mutations from generations-old and new is spread across Marvels hyper-active and excitable new Xmen film, directed by Bryan Singer, which appears to absorb thoughts of occult revival and Read more »