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A Few Thoughts More: Batman v Superman
This piece contains spoilers for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and its Ultimate Edition extended cut. I still stand by my original review of Batman v Superman, but after watching Zack Snyder’s extended cut of the already unwieldy film … Continue reading
Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
It’s been quite a journey to this one. I’m not just talking about the long wait, delays and steady build of hype throughout the production of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, which have all been considerable, but also note … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Review Tagged 300, Amy Adams, Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck, Blockbuster, Chris Terrio, Christian Bale, Film, Frank Miller, Gal Gadot, Hans Zimmer, Henry Cavill, Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg, Junkie XL, Justice League, Man of Steel, Movies, Oscar, Roger Ebert, Sucker Punch, Superhero Movie, Superman, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Watchmen, Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder 20 Comments
The Red Capes are Coming?
The internet is alive at the moment with talk of the first full BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE trailer that made its debut in the legendary Hall H of Comic Con yesterday. It’s got all the fireworks, striking heroic … Continue reading
Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
This might be staying the obvious, but the problem with setting the bar ever higher is that each time it’s a harder task to clear it. Marvel might well have now reached that stage. The studio has become synonymous with … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Review Tagged Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Blockbuster, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chappie, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Film, Frankenstein, James Spader, Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon, Man of Steel, Mark Ruffalo, Marvel, Movies, Paul Bettany, Richard Donner, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Superhero Movie, The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron 8 Comments
A Few Passing Thoughts More…
Another really busy week of movie news that I thought I’d comment briefly on. Annoyingly, AMERICAN HUSTLE is still being showered with critical praise (just give Jennifer Lawrence an award and leave it at that!). More inspiringly, GRAVITY is keeping pace with … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Comment Tagged 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Ant-Man, Batman vs. Superman, Ben Affleck, David O Russell, DC, Disney, Edgar Wright, Fast & Furious 7, Film, Gravity, Henry Cavill, J. J. Abrams, Judi Dench, Jurassic World, Man of Steel, Marvel, Michael Douglas, Movies, Paul Rudd, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Star Wars Episode VII, Terminator Genesis, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Warner Brothers, Zack Snyder Leave a comment
Review: Man of Steel (2013)
MAN OF STEEL is a much better sci-fi movie than it is a Superman movie. If Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer had been as interested in what Superman represents as a character on Earth as they evidently … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Review Tagged Amy Adams, Batman vs. Superman, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Film, Hans Zimmer, Henry Cavill, Man of Steel, Movies, Richard Donner, Sci-fi, Superhero, The Dark Knight, Zack Snyder 6 Comments
Bat-Bets Are Now Closed!
The wait is over – it was announced today that Ben Affleck will play Batman in Zack Snyder’s BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN (or whatever it ends up being called), and I couldn’t be happier. The reaction to the news was mixed to say … Continue reading
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Place Your Bat-Bets Now!
UPDATE 2 – 10 Aug: Scott Adkins, according to some sources, has had an audition. The British stuntman/martial artist certainly has the physical ability to portray The Dark Knight (following impressive fight choreography in THE WOLVERINE and THE EXPENDABLES 2) … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Film Comment Tagged Armie Hammer, Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, Chris Pine, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Comic Con, Film, Gerard Butler, Henry Cavill, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hamm, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Kevin Conroy, Man of Steel, Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Fassbender, Michael Keaton, Movies, Patrick Wilson, Richard Armitage, Ryan Gosling, Scott Adkins, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Superhero Movie, Superman, The Expendables 2, The Guardian, The Lone Ranger, The Tudors, The Wolverine, Warner Brothers, Watchmen, X-Men, Zack Snyder 1 Comment
If Batman v Superman somehow bombs, what then?
It’s almost unthinkable, I know, but what would it mean if BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE bombs critically and/or commercially when it is finally released later this month? At the very least it might sound the death knell for … Continue reading →