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Joker Review

It’s not an understatement to call The Joker the greatest comic-book character of all time, at least in my opinion. What Batman lacks in personality, Joker makes up for in spades, not only that, but because of this character we’ve had some of the greatest portrayals of superhero cinema; names such as Jack Nicholson, Mark…

Brightburn Review

I remember when this film’s trailer first dropped at the end of last year. The use of James Gunn’s name wasn’t particularly timely at the time, but it seemed like a novel idea at first glance, sure it was such a transparent Superman paralell that it could have been used as window, but the concept…

X Men: Dark Phoenix Review

The X Men franchise very rarely does middle ground. Its films are usually either touchstones within the comic book genre (X2 or Logan) or touchstones in the realms of cinematic awfulness (Origins: Wolverine or The Last Stand). My hopes weren’t high when I first saw the trailer, if I’m honest. The dialogue was hackneyed and…

Shazam! Review

Since the DCEU started focusing on solo stories, I feel the franchise has been better for it, Wonder Woman was great, Aquaman was entertaining and now Shazam has come along to see if it can keep up the streak. Shazam has an interesting enough history even before considering the film adaptation, the hero was in…

Captain Marvel Review

So it’s taken 21 films and nearly 11 years, but we finally have a stand-alone female hero in the MCU. I won’t be dwelling on the background politics in this review, that is not my job. I will be looking at it as a film, which given Marvel’s near-faultless record in the last few years,…

My Top 10 Films of 2018

So, here we are again… Another year has passed, which means it’s time for critics the world over to compile their Top 10 Films of the year list in an effort to feel more important and, more importantly, to boost site traffic. As the old saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them. It’s…

Top 10 Worst Superhero Movies

Sir Isaac Newton once said that: “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” But what did he know? He probably had concussion from sitting under apple trees, the silly sod. Basically what I’m trying to say is, last week I did the Top 10 Best Superhero Movies, so naturally I’m following it up with…