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Avengers: Infinity War

April 30, 2018

The culmination of the last ten years of Marvel movies, the moment that all these interconnected stories have been building up to, satisfyingly delivers.  This is a relief for everyone who has some level of investment in this franchise.  Its the biggest crossover since Cartoon All-stars to the Rescue, and it is quite the spectacle. […]

Thor Ragnarok

November 19, 2017

The Thor Trilogy takes a tonal shift with its third installment as the Marvel film magnates have decided they want to pull people in by making it more like the smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy.  The result is a conclusion of the somewhat mythological story of Asgard mashed with humour-filled, cosmic wackiness.  As it […]

Spider-Man Homecoming

September 17, 2017

As of late, I have been feeling Marvel Movie Fatigue set in.  At some point, all movie fans are going to get there; some have been there for a while, others may have a good couple of years still enjoying these movies.  But Civil War start me on the path of getting burnt out, and […]

Captain America: Civil War

May 9, 2016

Superhero fatigue. That’s the buzz word these days on most movie blogs and podcasts. Internet reviewers love to use it, and have jumped on the bandwagon of the phrase’s overuse. It usually makes me roll my eyes, as it seems like an attempt to sound “above all that”. But I have to admit… I may […]

Ant-Man

July 20, 2015

With Antman, Marvel has decided to take the plunge into the truly ridiculous. At this point it seems like they’re trying to see how far they can push it.”Lets make a movie where the superhero shrinks and hangs out with ants!” And does their hubris payoff? Surprisingly yes. Paul Rudd was a great casting choice […]

Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 3, 2015

Marvel has been very successful in creating a movie franchise universe for its comic book heroes, and ever expanding that universe across almost a dozen films. But in their second Avengers movie the whole franchise seems to have evolved to a whole new step. The Marvel movie universe has now managed to completely immerse itself […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

January 4, 2015

Well, the new year is upon us, so I came back to talk about the movies that are coming up.  At least that I know about at the moment. Its the time of year for top ten lists and all that too, and I’ll get to mine soon enough as well. Honourable Mention: Ant-Man I’m […]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

April 6, 2014

The first Captain America movie was certainly one of the weaker movies in the Marvel catalog, but its sequel The Winter Soldier has proved itself to be one of the strongest. It is probably the Marvel film that is most focused on story, that’s for sure. In Winter Soldier, Cap must investigate into a plot […]

The Avengers

May 7, 2012

“The Avengers, that’s what we call ourselves.  We’re sort of a team.” My thoughts on The Avengers will echo the majority of those who have seen this great movie already. This was one fantastic superhero film, one of the best ever made and certainly the best Marvel film ever made. I still wouldn’t say its […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

October 2, 2011

5. The Avengers The Avengers has become more of a spectacle than a film. But that’s okay, I’m willing to take part in the spectacle. This movie has been hyped up since Iron Man in 2008 so I highly doubt that it will meet those expectations. Still, having that many superheroes in one movie together […]

Iron Man 2

May 7, 2010

Iron Man is back, but not quite better than ever. The elements which I loved from the first Iron Man are still there: Stark’s crazy antics, the fun Iron Man action visuals, the witty dialogue banter. I did feel that the chemistry between Stark and Pepper Potts was ebbing slightly, but that’s a minor quibble. […]

Iron Man

October 28, 2009

Awesome. This movie was just really awesome. Robert Downey Jr really owned his role. He was Tony Stark and he truly made the movie work with his performance. And the chemistry with him and Paltrow really worked for me as well. The story was pretty solid and well-told, and lets face it all of the […]