The article contains affiliate links. I watched Bumblebee for the first time the other day, and it got me thinking about the Transformers film series as a whole. You see, when Michael Bay released the first movie in the franchise way back in 2007, pretty much everyone thought it was great – despite those who took issue with the robot redesigns.
Subsequent films received little in the way of critical acclaim with some reviewers going so far as saying that each sequel was the worst film release of its respective year. Then Bumblebee came along and while not performing anywhere near as well financially, managed to right the wrongs of the franchise. Continue reading
If you’ve been following current affairs recently, you’ll be well aware of the turmoil unfolding before our eyes. The coronavirus pandemic is one that has instilled fear into the minds of people across the globe, with over 1.5million cases and 90,000 deaths worldwide.
For us film fans, now more than ever can we rely on the medium to transport us away from the sadness going on outside, and take us to fantasy worlds with some of our favourite characters. With over half of the world’s population is under lockdown (an unprecedented statistic in the modern day in itself), now is the time to dust off those old VHS tapes, DVDs and blu-rays and watch as many films as possible. Continue reading
“The world will never be the same again.” Sounds dramatic doesn’t it? But that’s just what many are predicting the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will be after over 600,000 cases and more than 20,000 deaths have been reported across the globe.
Economies are struggling and millions of people have lost, or are in the process of losing, their jobs. This catastrophic virus has turned the lives of ordinary folk like you and me upside down. One industry that has had to adapt to change incredibly quickly is film. In this special article, founder and editor Adam Brannon looks at how this virus could change the landscape of the film industry forever. Continue reading
Foreword by Adam Brannon: it’s fair to say that the world is going through troubling times, and where many of us would find solace at the cinema, we are no longer able to do that. I’m sure, like me, many of you are feeling anxious about the months ahead, but we will get through this.
With that in mind, we’re trying to up the content on Movie Metropolis as much as possible, giving you interesting content to read, digest and share with your peers. We’re starting with a fantastic interview from writer/director Yesser Laham, who’s film Landfill stars The Exorcist’s Linda Blair. Read on to find out more about his incredible career. Continue reading
The last time Pixar released two films in the same year was 2015. The first of their double act ended up being one of their best, Inside Out. A touching, beautifully animated adventure that ranks highly alongside Up, Wall.E and of course the Toy Story series.
Unfortunately, their second effort, The Good Dinosaur was by all accounts, a bit of a mess. Released by any other animation studio, The Good Dinosaur would have been perfectly serviceable, but it lacked the usual Pixar sparkle, despite some incredible animation.
Fast forward five years and Pixar are at it again; releasing two films in the same year. Soul is out in cinemas later in 2020, but our first contender is Onward. But is it up to the standard of Pixar’s classics, or more akin to their forgettable adventures? Continue reading