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Superman Returns

With Henry Cavill set to don the cape once more, is it time to reconsider Zack Snyder’s contribution to the DCEU? While in 2022 there is seemingly a new (if slightly tired) super-powered blockbuster showing at your local picture house every fortnight, the cinematic landscape in 2013 was a different prospect all together. The superhero […]

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Superhero Films Backlash

Quentin Tarantino is the latest in a list of directors who have recently criticised superhero films, saying that he would never be involved in one because “you have to be a hired hand to do those things”. Martin Scorsese famously received backlash in 2019 for similarly saying that Marvel films are not cinema. I am […]

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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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What can Deadpool teach Hollywood?

After what had to be one of the most genius and drawn out promotion campaigns in recent memory, Deadpool had been projected to make around $55-65 million by Fox in its opening weekend. Other studios guessed at around $80 million, but even they were way off. Deadpool has rocketed to almost $680 million in less […]