Kong: Skull Island is great fun, elevating a predictable plot and flat characters with exciting action and entertaining performances.
[WARNING – This review contains SPOILERS.] Superhero fiction owes a debt to Edgar Rice Burroughs it has yet to fully repay. One of the greatest writers of his age, many of Burroughs’ creations had a hand in inspiring the first superheroes. Before Superman was leaping tall buildings in a single bound, John Carter was jumping […]
[This review contains mild SPOILERS for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.] Superhero films have become a tentpole of modern cinema. Where The Dark Knight legitimized the genre for those wary of capes and cowls, The Avengers proved fun didn’t need to be sacrificed for intensity or quality. Now, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has raised […]
Wow! Is your adrenaline pumping!? It should be, for a film still months away that was one intense trailer. Captain America: The Winter Soldiers finds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in a post-Avengers, Battle of New York world, where S.H.I.E.L.D. is growing in numbers and strength in order to keep the world safe, no matter the […]
Directed by JOSS WHEDON Written by JOSS WHEDON & ZAK PENN Starring ROBERT DOWNEY JR, CHRIS EVANS, CHRIS HEMSWORTH, MARK RUFFALO, SAMUEL L JACKSON, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, TOM HIDDLESTON, CLARK GREGG, COBIE SMULDERS Never before have expectations been so high. Since the post-credits sting in 2008’s Iron Man, when Samuel L Jackson as Nick […]
The Avengers hype machine rolls on. Thankfully, this time around they ditched the terrible song and stuck with just the score. Black Widow and Bruce Banner get some screen time (finally) but the main adversary (besides Loki) remains shrouded in mystery. We like Gail Simone’s hypothesis the best. Whatever it is, it doesn’t look like […]
Finally. Wondering if those lasers are Skrulls? Maybe some sort of misdirection from the God of Mischief? Will Scarlett Johansson speak? Will Mark Hulk-falo be a good Bruce Banner or just another Eric Bana? We’ll find out in May.