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Reviews of every film I watch. The Good, The Bad and The Mothman Prophecies.

Category: Comic Book Adaptation (page 1 of 3)

Logan – 8/10

‘Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long…’

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Doctor Strange – 7/10

‘We never lose our demons, Mordo. We only learn to live above them..’

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Suicide Squad – 3/10

‘I’m known to be quite vexing – I’m just forewarning you…’

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Captain America: Civil War – 7/10

With the Avengers franchise hitting 13 films with Captain America: Civil War, there are understandably questions as to why we keep watching. The fact is that in terms of commercial success, critical acclaim and durability, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful movie franchise ever.

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X-Men: Apocalypse – 6.5/10

‘You can fire your arrows from the Tower of Babel, but you can never strike god…’

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – 7/10

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become Ben Affleck…

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Deadpool – 8/10

‘A fourth wall break inside a fourth wall break? That’s like, sixteen walls…’

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Ant-Man – 7/10

Marvel literally give no shits any more…

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Ten More Great TV Shows of 2015

Despite my undying love for films, we have now reached a stage where the quality found on TV is actually far superior to 90% of offerings churned out on the silver screen. Since running through my top ten favourite shows of 2015 in November, I have discovered a plethora of other top notch shows. Here are ten of them:

10. Master of None

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – 8.5/10

Avengers vs Skynet…

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The problem that director Joss Whedon faced when following up the inaugural Avengers movie is how to keep things fresh in the face of the series overall approaching double figures. To do this Whedon brings previously unexplored characters to the fore with Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow enjoying much more screen time and a fleshed out back story.

Also helping to bring a different feel to Age of Ultron are new faces Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch respectively. I have been banging the Olsen drum for ages and whilst I would like to see her take on something more challenging she again impresses here.

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Elizabeth Olsen continues her hot streak.

Perhaps the biggest ace in the pack for the Avengers sequel however is villain Ultron. Masterfully voiced by James Spader, Ultron is part Pinocchio, part Frankenstein’s monster and part Terminator to create a memorable and powerful antagonist for the Avengers to tackle.

In terms of the returning cast Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth improve in every instalment as Captain America and Thor as they have been allowed to grow into their roles gradually. While series favourites Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo take a bit more of a back seat in Age of Ultron, with Downey Jr seemingly coming to the end of his involvement in the Marvel universe.

It is very discouraging that Joss Whedon has decided to step down from the directing the third and final Avengers film Avengers: Infinity War as his talent in combining so many disparate characters into one finished article is unparalleled and with Ant-Man, Wasp, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man, Falcon, Captain Marvel and maybe ever the Guardians of the Galaxy rumoured to appear it is difficult to see how Avengers: Age of Ultron will not be the last great Avengers movie.

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