After a few discussions both online and in the real world, ie the pub, it seems that Marvel Studios latest effort has split audiences somewhat. Not to the degree where people are arguing over whether the newest and shiniest superhero film is any good, but whether it is the best film Marvel have produced as a studio since the first Iron Man film came out in 2008? Read the rest of this entry »
This weeks Monday Roundup brings you news of a sequel to the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Amazon picking fights with big Hollywood studios and whether Vin Diesel may or may not star in another Marvel movie. As well as that, there is the usual dose of what’s new on DVD and the pick of the weeks films on TV.
Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana Synopsis: “In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.” Rating: 12A Runtime: 121 minutes
“Are you telling me that the fate of thirty million inhabitants is in the hands of these criminals?”
There is a moment very early on in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy where you realise exactly what kind of film this is going to be. A moment that harks back to the fun adventure films of the 70’s and 80’s and sets the tone perfectly for the rest of the film. It is in that moment that you realise that Guardians of the Galaxy is quite unlike any other Marvel film to date and is more like a cross between Serenity and Star Wars, with a bit of Raiders of the Lost Ark thrown in. Now tell me that doesn’t sound like the best thing ever! Read the rest of this entry »
Back in February I wrote a list of my top ten favourite comic book movies. It was a fun piece to do and I like to think that you all enjoyed reading it. During the months since then I have wanted to do a follow-up piece regarding the worst comic book movies. Everyone has an opinion on this, and it will be fun to see what you think of my list and whether you agree with my selections and omissions.
Most of the movies on this list I have seen once, some on the other hand I have had the misfortune of seeing two or three times, so I have a pretty good idea of how bad they are. One rule I have put in place here is that no franchise can be represented twice, so if I pick an X-Men movie, that will be the only X-Men movie to feature on this list. Sure, there may be some franchises that have more than one bad entry but I wanted to keep things streamlined and pick just one.
As with my top ten best comic book movies I will open this list up for debate. So, if you feel inclined to do so then please use the comments section below to tell me what I have missed and got wrong, or you can use Twitter & Facebook to do the same. I have also included a poll at the bottom of the list so you can even vote on which movie you feel is the worst of the bunch. Read the rest of this entry »