Fourteen years! That’s how long it took director Brad Bird to put together the sequel to Pixar’s animated foray into the superhero genre, The Incredibles.
After surprising most observers with a worldwide box office of $783 million (against a $58 million budget), it was inevitable that a Deadpool sequel would be produced and fast – within two years!
Ironically, the groundwork for the enormous success of Avengers : Infinity War was laid almost EIGHTY years ago by Marvel’s main comic book rival DC Comics in Justice Society of America.
To be honest I had reservations about Infinity War.
Just booked my tickets for Infinity War, IMAX 3D no less. But my expectations are at an absolute low for superhero films, especially with recent disappointments.
Sideways is basically your high school superhero comic – the Spider-Man trope.
A third of the way into the 2nd season of the Marvel-Netflix series Jessica Jones, one conclusion becomes unavoidable. The reason that Season 1 worked was down solely to David Tennant’s star turn as Killgrave.
Black Panther‘s astonishing domestic box office numbers for its opening 4-days is $245 million, which actually betters Justice League‘s lifetime US box office of $228 million!
There is much to admire about Black Panther, Marvel’s latest addition to its cinematic universe but in the final analysis, the story is plagued with the usual blockbuster plot holes.
Remember the early scenes of Man of Steel, featuring Jor-El and Lara in Krypton? Remember how most folks who saw that must have thought how cool a film or TV show set in that time period would be? Well, your wish has come true. Sorta.
2017 was a very eventful year for geek movies in general. Geek franchises like the MCU and Star Wars demonstrated their wide-ranging popularity with the masses whilst (sometimes) dumbing down story content in the process.
Iron Man marks Marvel’s first self-developed and self-financed film (in a ten-film deal with Paramount) and the way that this Jon Favreau-directed, Robert Downey-starred blockbuster translates the comic book so successfully onto the big screen augers well for the other Marvel films to come.
Four episodes in, Agents of SHIELD season 5 continues its bleak worldview as our beloved agents continue to suffer under Kree oppression in this dystopian alternative future.
It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time – 17 years ago – when a superhero movie was not only a rarity but a bit of a joke.
Entertainment Weekly provides a first look at the upcoming X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix.
Did DC / CW sneakily produce a 4-hour multi-character story before Avengers: Infinity War?
This is what superhero geeks have been waiting for ever since Thanos was teased in that Avengers post-credit scene.
Amongst comic book geeks, The Runaways has always been a no-brainer for either film or TV adaptation.
After the sensational first three Marvel-Netflix series viz. Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Daredevil 2, the franchise somewhat lost its way with the relatively disappointing Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. Thus, there was definitely pressure on this adaptation of the fan-favourite character – The Punisher – to right the ship, so to speak.
To put it simply, Justice League is a mixed bag, an uneasy balance of light over darkness – which is probably what the general public wants right now for its super-hero movie diet.
Director Taika Waititi attempts to graft the tone of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies onto Thor : Ragnarok but it’s all painfully superficial.
Once the Marvel Cinematic Universe was up and running, it was only a matter of time before an adaptation of the teen-centric comic Runaways would become reality.
The reason why Fox’s The Gifted is resonating with us while CW’s slate of DC superhero shows continue to bore and annoy is simple – the stakes seem real and urgent for the mutant characters.
It’s time to stop being surprised about how good The Gifted is! Episode 3 “eXodus” continued the standard of excellence thus far experienced with this well-written mutant series.