Bad Times at the El Royale review “Tarantino-esque Fun”

Bad Times at the El Royale poster2012, the year Drew Goddard made his directing debut with The Cabin in the Woods, which is one of my favorite horror movies and my favorite horror-comedy. It managed to combine humor and horror in a fun, creative romp. Six years later, Bad Times at the El Royale had its first trailer released and it was amazing! It had style, it had mystery, it had comedy, it even had an open-shirt Chris Hemsworth dancing menacingly toward the camera.

It had everything. I tried to stay away (in vain) from other trailers over the next 4 months, only seeing one brief trailer which gives something away about Jon Hamm’s character. When I finally saw Bad Times Thursday night, I was extremely excited, especially after seeing the great score it had received on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. Two hours and twenty minutes later, I walked out and… well, let’s discuss. Continue reading

Avengers: Infinity War review “An Exhausting Thrill ride”

Avengers Infinity War movie posterAvengers: Infinity War is shaping up to be one of the year’s biggest films, if not the biggest. We couldn’t honour such an epic without giving it a special review. For the first time, the whole Movie Metropolis team will share their thoughts throughout this article on what they thought of the third Avengers movie. Reviews from the contributors will be added to the post as and when they manage to see the film.

Before we begin, did you know that Movie Metropolis has ranked the entire MCU up to Avengers: Infinity War? Make sure you check out the ratings we gave each film and let us know your thoughts in the comments sections at the bottom of each post. Please be aware that some of these reviews may contain spoilers. Continue reading

Thor: Ragnarok review “Utterly preposterous”

Thor Ragnarok posterThor is arguably one of Marvel’s strongest characters. Played by the superb Chris Hemsworth since 2011, the God of thunder is one of the MCUs most popular assets.

It’s unfortunate then that he’s been lambasted with the weakest solo films of the entire series, the son of Odin really has deserved much better.

Thor’s inception in the first of his three solo outings was a competent if unremarkable origins story and the less said about Thor: The Dark World, which remains the poorest film of the entire MCU, the better. Now, just in time for Infinity War,Thor: Ragnarok rolls into cinemas. But does it do its leading man justice? Continue reading

“I ain’t afraid of no reboot” Ghostbusters review

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By Adam Brannon

So it’s here. One of the most reviled films of the decade before it was even released; the Ghostbusters reboot has a tough job persuading fans of the original films and newcomers alike that it’s worth their time.

With director Paul Feig, stars like Melissa McCarthy and Chris Hemsworth and the backing of the series’ previous stars, it’s certainly got a lot going for it, but does the finished product soar or deserve all those dislikes on YouTube? The most disliked film trailer in YouTube history.

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“Hemsworth and Chastain disappoint” The Huntsman review

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By Adam Brannon

Snow White & the Huntsman was a film that garnered much more attention than it deserved, purely because of the goings on behind the scenes between Twilight starlet, Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders. The film itself was a hollow take on the classic fairy-tale that lacked the magic and sparkle of Disney’s wonderful animation.

It’s fair to say then that it never really deserved any kind of follow up, despite a charismatic performance from the wonderful Charlize Theron. Nevertheless, Universal Studios approved another film soon after its release. But is The Huntsman: Winter’s War better than what came before it? Continue reading