Ian's Movie Reviews
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Posts Tagged ‘superheroes

Wonder Woman

July 3, 2017

I liked it. The biggest reason why is probably Gal Gadot, who I thought really nailed this role. Its very clear that she fights out of compassion and a true desire to make things better in the world, and that’s pretty refreshing. She’s really good at creating those little personality moments that casually give her […]

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 […]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

March 26, 2016

Smug and self-important would be my short, three-word summary of Batman vs Superman. Just like 2013’s Man of Steel, this movie had promise, but simply did not deliver. From the desaturated colour palate to the pretentious dialogue, this movie took its self way, way too seriously. Right off the bat (pun not intended), Zach Snyder […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thor: The Dark World

November 12, 2013

Thor 2 delves deeper into the sci-fi Norse mythology as Thor must try to stop the dark elves from getting their hands on an evil substance called ether, which will cause the end of the universe somehow. What results is a lot of off-Earth time in this new film, which I’m not so sure is […]

Man of Steel

June 29, 2013

I went into Man of Steel with pretty high expectations. I tried not to, but lets face it , I did. The trailers looked really good, the casting seemed solid, and the team behind it was very respectable. I confess that I really hoped that this would be another outstanding superhero flick. But after seeing […]

The Amazing Spider-Man

July 10, 2012

Was I one of the people who believed that this reboot was unnecessary? Yes. And guess what, I was right. Did it manage to be different from the previous Spider-Man films? Yes, it did. It went for a more serious tone with a more awkward and socially inept Peter Parker. Were these differences a benefit […]

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 […]

Captain America: The First Avenger

October 28, 2011

After a lull in comic book movies in 2010, this summer has seen a return with four major titles: Thor, X-Men First Class, Green Lantern, and of course, Captain America. Captain America intrigued me because of their decision to actually set the movie in the World War II time period, a decision which I did […]

The Ten Most Interesting Superheroes

June 19, 2011

10. The Hulk At first glance, Hulk may seem like a simple green beast who likes to smash things. But at Hulk’s best, he’s a complex character with some serious issues. Bruce Banner is constantly struggling for control over his rage-filled alter ego. Banner’s struggle has led The Hulk through some tough journeys on the […]

The Green Hornet

May 8, 2011

Green Hornet is one of those movies where I have to balance all of the things that worked with all of the things that didn’t and see where it comes out on the end. Because this take on the 60’s superhero TV series has a lot going for it, but it does have some problems […]

Kick-Ass

August 20, 2010

When I first heard about Kick-Ass I thought, what a terrible name for a movie and a terrible name for a superhero. After watching it I realized that the name fit the movie quite well; not because it kicked ass, but because it was terrible. Watching Kick-Ass was like watching a tug-o-war between the movie […]