Tag Archives: The Empire Strikes Back

May the Fourth Review: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Yes, this Star Wars day I’m reviewing the big one. With the original STAR WARS, George Lucas discovered that magic formula. But because he stepped back from his creation, the first sequel grew beyond him and became the most balanced … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Review: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

What a mind-boggling juggling act this is. So many characters, powers, locations, histories and they all have to be brought together in a coherent, entertaining and emotionally satisfying way after ten years worth of setup. An lo and behold, the … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Few Thoughts More: Guardians Vol. 2

This following contains spoilers for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2. I still stand by my initial review of Guardians Vol. 2. It’s definitely a better film on the second pass, and better still on IMAX. No, I still don’t think … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Feature, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): Lucasfilm Ltd/Bad Robot Productions First, a disclaimer: STAR WARS is one of my favourite things in this, or any, galaxy. It was my childhood playground and will always have a very special place reserved … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

If The Force Awakens really is that good, what then?

It’s an equally enticing and scary prospect for STAR WARS fans, the thought that if THE FORCE AWAKENS really does deliver on all it promises, then THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK will no longer be the quintessential trip to a Galaxy … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Comment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Ant-Man (2015)

I’d have never guessed that the Marvel movie of 2015 I preferred was the apparent gamble that is ANT-MAN rather than the seemingly sure thing that was AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. It just goes to show how bang-on Yoda was … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

It’s good! Marvel’s biggest risk to date (and we really mean that this time) GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is not only a pleasantly shiny space adventure film with laughs, loveable anti-heroes  and fireworks aplenty, but it’s also the most outright … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Review: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Not long now until DreamWorks’ much-anticipated animated sequel HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is released. The filmmakers have hinted that THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK was an influence in how they approached expanding the story in the second instalment, which … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Favourite…Superhero Movie

My favourite superhero movie is X-MEN 2. It’s a bit of a tired analogy to use concerning a sequel, but it really is the EMPIRE STRIKES BACK of comic book films in that it’s bleaker (though still with welcome light … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Feature, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment