See This Movie – Wonder Woman.

The DC Cinematic Universe did not get off to a good start. Following the overwhelming success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, the brand decided to follow Marvel’s business strategy – to develop a series of interconnected superhero movies, building toward an inevitable team-up movie. After all, Batman and Superman are bigger household names than Iron Man and Captain America. In our culture of brand-recognition, … Continue reading See This Movie – Wonder Woman.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge – Review.

The world of Pirates of the Caribbean is that of Colonial sailor myth: ghost ships and cursed doubloons, hidden islands and wailing shanties. The series is a refreshing take on these tropes, with its trademark action set-pieces and stunning visual effects – and the glue that holds it all together (or so Hollywood thinks); Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.   …And here, we find … Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge – Review.

Hooked on a Sequel – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

This trend of calling a sequel a ‘chapter’ or ‘volume’ instead of ‘[Cashgrab] 2/3/4/800’ seems trite to me, but in the case of Disney’s Marvel’s James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, it works pretty well. It’s colourful. It sticks out. And these few sentences are enough to describe the movie as a whole.   The ‘Volume’ part, of course, comes from Peter Quill … Continue reading Hooked on a Sequel – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2