Over the past 16 years, Fox has managed to deliver a varying degree of X-Men based films that go from downright atrocious to mind-blowingly awesome. Apocalypse being the 9th entry manages to land squarely in the middle of genre changing and abominable disgrace. While this is an apt end to the prequel trilogy started in First Class, the movie tends to blow its wad on nearly every trick or storyline it could have saved for whoever is helming the ship for the next mainline installments. This is not the Apocalypse for the X-Men franchise, it however lowers the bar overall on what had been an increasingly well received run of films.
First and foremost, I expected this film to be a [...]
Marvel’s third phase of their cinematic universe kicks off with the best entry of the entire catalog. Captain America: Civil War shrugs off the trend of a horrible trilogy film and instead kicks us right in the feels for a two and a half hour ride full of spectacle, Avengers characters, and reeling reveals. While many people suggest that 13 is an unlucky number, I feel Marvel has bucked all preconceived notions and in doing so, changed the status quo for the next 9 films that will be talked about for years to come.
Civil War may look and feel like an Avengers film, but it is not. To me, the movie captures what a lot of people had issues with during Phase 2, in that these [...]
In a surprise announcement, Netflix has ordered Marvel’s THE PUNISHER to series for their streaming service! Making his debut in the second season of Marvel’s DAREDEVIL, Frank Castle played by Jon Bernthal was an overall hit. Everyone wanted more of the Punisher as he took down criminals violently, but also had a true story and suffering within him.
The Punisher will be the 6th Marvel series picked up by Netflix, the others being Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and the Defenders event. At this time, we don’t know how this fits into the larger Netflix universe or release schedule, but regardless to say, it will be [...]
The third and last trailer for Fox’s upcoming X-MEN: APOCALYPSE has arrived and given us disaster and destruction on a global level. The mutants return to face Apocalypse, the original mutant with near god-like powers.
With tons of brand new footage and the return of the only character to be in EVERY X-Men film, it looks to be a visual display of mutant abilities and probable deaths. Who’s going to make it out alive for the neXt movie!?
Keep your eyes peeled and get ready for the X-Men to return in a month on May 27!
The first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming film DOCTOR STRANGE has landed and it is a mystical piece of work. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, the story follow this origins as an arrogant surgeon and his fall but rebirth as the sorcerer supreme.
This is the first time Marvel has dipped into magic and mysticism in their films and seems to be holding nothing back. From the iconic visuals, to the color palette and magic abilities, this will be a beautiful film and a welcome addition to the MCU.
With CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR out next month, we’re looking forward to an end-credits sequence setting up this film, but even then November feels so [...]