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The New Mutants

After a long and tumultuous production process the new entry in the Marvel X-Men universe has finally arrived on screens. However, rather than following Professor X and his band of well known mutants The New Mutants introduces the audience to five brand new teenage mutants as they come to grips with their powers and the […]

Spider-Man: Far From Home

To close out wave three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) offering comes, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film follows on directly from Avengers: Endgame in the wake of the ‘snap’ and thus contemplates the multitude of problems that has caused society. In this new age of the MCU Peter Parker (Tom Holland) struggles with […]

Shazam!

Comic books are supposed to be all about joy, bright colours, and fun. With DC’s latest film offering Shazam! they have returned to this mindset. The film tells the story of Billy Batson, a 14-year-old boy who is bestowed with the superpowers of a magical wizard and must quickly grow emotionally to fully utilise his […]

Avengers: Infinity War

After a decade and 18 prior movies the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) converges for the war of all wars. The one key through line for Avengers: Infinity War is Thanos, who is hell bent on collecting all six infinity stones in order to create balance in the universe. It is this steadfast determination which makes […]

Black Panther

Generally in comic movie adaptations the story is incredibly superficial but with Black Panther Marvel has bucked that trend by inserting an anti-racism theme, which only heightens the films appeal. Black Panther takes place shortly after the events of Captain America: Civil War and sees prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) return home to Wakanda following the […]

Ant-Man

Marvel’s latest release, Ant-Man, follows burglar-in-need-of-redemption Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). He chooses to help Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) stop a former colleague from misusing Pym’s technology. To do this he must become Ant-Man and pull off his biggest heist yet. To give Ant-Man proper credit it has to be measured on its own merit, as […]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Delving into the Marvel universe for the ninth time, viewers find Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) & Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in the midst of an espionage thriller for control of S.H.I.E.L.D. As an annual superhero blockbuster, audiences know what to expect. However, this film manages to add some very interesting […]

IRON MAN 3

The second phase of the Marvel Universe franchise has finally begun, the eagerly awaited Iron Man 3 is here and what a statement new director and writer Shane Black has made. Following the traumatic events in New York at the end of the Avengers film, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jnr) is a more settled but […]