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Wonder Woman 1984 Review- Be Careful What You Wish For

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ I love superhero movies. However, I must admit I am quite biased, I prefer The Marvel Cinematic Universe to DC. So, as I sat down to watch the second Wonder Woman movie, I was a little sceptical. This iteration is set in 1980’s Washington D.C. The hair is big, and the clothes are […]

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The Decline of Superhero Films

The end is nigh for superhero films. At least this is what we’re told, every time a new one is badly reviewed or doesn’t do as well as expected. And it’s being said now, after Birds of Prey massively underperformed financially. They (whoever they may be) might be right. There’s only so long that the […]

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Joker

You could be forgiven for assuming that a villain origin story is going to amount to little more than a desperate attempt to squeeze cash out of an already saturated market. Yet such a description is not apt for Todd Phillips’ Joker. The film is not without its flaws, but it is still a terrifying, […]

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Shazam!

Rarely is a film so aptly and succinctly summed up by a title as brief and simple as Shazam!. It’s a film bursting with camp ridiculousness and childish whimsy, and a heavy heaping of cheese that saves it from sinking below the weight of a genre that’s already incredibly saturated, but somehow hasn’t quite been […]

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Aquaman

Aquaman (Jason Momoa) was already introduced via a cameo in Batman vs. Superman (2016), and with a larger role in Justice League (2017), with this film focusing on his surrounding mythology rather than his individual character. We are informed that Aquaman is the son of a forbidden love between his human father (Temuera Morrison) and Atlantean […]

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Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is director, David Ayer’s ultraviolent, electric exploration into the darker side of the DC Universe, bringing some of its lesser known supervillains into a psychedelic alternative reality. Pre-empting new ‘meta-human’ security threats, Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assembles a team of anarchic, malevolent supervillains to protect the nation, coerced into duty in exchange for […]

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Marvel vs DC: Is the marketing war movie kryptonite?

Over the past year audiences have watched as Marvel and DC have waged an all-out marketing war to hype up their two mega blockbusters: Captain America: Civil War and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Both films are set to make important contributions to the superhero film genre; being the first of their kind to […]