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Spider-Man No Way Home: Marvel Jumps the Shark

Rating: ⭐⭐ Spider-Man: No Way Home opened with promise. Taking off immediately where its predecessor ended, with Peter Parker’s secret identity revealed to the world, it was an energetic start – and an intriguing one. How will Peter Parker cope? Will he pull a Tony Stark and plunge headfirst into the role of famous superhero? […]

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Marvel produces real cinema

When someone asks you about the greatest cinematic accomplishments of all time, I doubt the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first thing that comes to mind. Despite the MCU’s ceaseless success and each film in the franchise averaging at an almost billion dollars box office each, they have faced many critics, most notably being Martin […]

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Breathing fresh air into the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Starting with 2008’s Iron Man, Marvel have released a whopping 23 films as part of their cinematic universe. This summer’s Black Widow, delayed from 2020, will be their 24th. Many cinemagoers express annoyance at the volume of superhero flicks dominating Hollywood right now, but Marvel films seem set to continue dominating the cinema, with Avengers: […]

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Now that Marvel has stretched its creative legs with the release of WandaVision, it seems that they will be continuing to renovate their traditional styles with the new Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The inaugural episode, “New World Order,” addresses the corruption and violence that has arisen from Thanos’ infamous ‘snap’ […]

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WandaVision finale review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Your power exceeds that of the sorcerer supreme” was an epic revelation for WandaVision fans in the series finale earlier this month. The slow-burning and compelling Disney+ series has kicked off Marvel’s “phase 4,” and therefore, viewer expectations were at an all-time high in its last few episodes.  If you’ve watched the series, […]

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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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Originality in film: a must or a risk?

With the tonnes of movies, songs and books it can sometimes feel like every story is simply a repeat of another story. This can make it hard to find an original narrative, and when you do you aren’t always happy about how it turns out. To prevent this, we use reviews, trailers and summaries to […]

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Farewell, Stan Lee

This week, the universe lost a superhero. Stan Lee, one of the founding figures of Marvel Comics, died at the age of 95 on 12 November, 2018. The characters that Lee and Jack Kirby created have weaved their way into our world in such a way that there is rarely a superhero movie not in the […]