X-Men: Dark Phoenix is out in UK cinemas on June 5th, but it’s been a bumpy ride getting here. After the release date was pushed back twice, the whole third act had to be reshot and rumours of on-set tensions between some of the cast, things don’t look too rosey for our merry band of mutants.
Nevertheless, this is the culmination of everything Fox has been working towards since the release of X-Men: First Class in 2011, so it seems prudent to rank all the X-Men films, including standalone movies, before our spoiler-free review of Dark Phoenix is released on Friday 7th June. Without further ado, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Continue reading
The time has come. We stand on the edge of what Marvel has been working on since what feels like the dawn of time. Of course, the MCU actually first came into existence in 2008 with the release of Iron Man, but ten years is a long time in movie-land.
Avengers: Endgame promises to shape everything that follows in the MCU and hopes to build on the frustrating climax of its predecessor Infinity War, in almost every way. It’s longer (at a minute over three hours long), has more characters than anything else like it and is one of the most expensive films ever made, costing an estimated $600million.
Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed Captain America: Civil War and Endgame’s predecessor have their work cut out again. Before you go to see Avengers 4, sit back and relax as I take you through the definitive MCU ranking. And I do believe a spoiler warning is in effect.
In the second of the new series taking a retrospective look on an entire series of films, I focus my attentions on the popular Final Destination franchise.
This incredibly successful Final Destination movies thrilled cinema-goers from 2000, right up until 2011 when the final instalment (for now) was released. The future of the franchise however is looking uncertain with no official announcements about a 6th edition since late 2011.
Warner Bros. may be missing a trick with this however as each film in the series has been commercially successful. The five films as a whole have grossed over $650million worldwide on a total budget of $150million. Without further ado, let’s see how this franchise holds up to scrutiny. Oh, and feel free to check out the first in the series, Jurassic Park. Be warned, this article contains some gory images. Continue reading
Foreword by Adam Brannon. In a new series, I look through an entire back catalogue of films to bring you Franchise Reviews. These weekly articles will review each flick in a particular movie series in under 100 words per film – trust me it’s harder than it looks.
To inaugurate the series, I’m taking a look back at Jurassic Park and its five films. What better way to begin. I hope you enjoy them. If you’re looking for a review of all Jurassic Park movies, you’re in the right place. Continue reading