MM Top 5: Reasons why superhero films won’t survive

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By Rob Stoakes

Another day, another superhero film. X-Men Apocalypse has prompted many things that come around with a superhero film. Fans showing how little shame they have and dressing up in tight spandex to hang around at conventions to generate sweat, tons of fan-art of Quicksilver making out with Loki, and of course, movie critics insisting that superhero films are about to die any second, no seriously it’s about to happen.

Look, I get it. Variety is the spice of life, and you don’t want to be stuck with all of this nerd stuff. I totally understand. I’d personally hate it if there were a ton of films about fashion and human social interactions and other things I detest. You all want to go back to a time when Midnight Cowboy could be considered the biggest film release of the year so in denial you blindly insist that this whole superhero thing is just a passing phase that’s bound to end soon.

Well, you’re all right. One day, the superhero genre will die, and I know that it will because… Continue reading

New podcast: 2015’s worst films!

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After the success of the first-ever Movie Metropolis podcast, I’m proud to announce the second on the new MM YouTube channel.

This edition focuses on the films from last year that didn’t perform as well as expected, were just downright terrible or perhaps a little disappointing.

As ever, share your views here, subscribe to the MM YouTube channel, like (or dislike) the video and keep an eye out for more content, very soon.

“An absolute snooze” Fantastic Four review

FANTASTIC FOUR   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Josh Trank  

Music: Marco Beltrami, Philip Glass

Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell


REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon

Copyright: Marvel & 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Copyright: Marvel & 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Here comes yet another superhero film. Ending Marvel’s year that has included the charming Big Hero 6, the overstuffed Avengers: Age of Ultron and the surprisingly excellent Ant-Man, the Fox produced Fantastic Four reboot has a tough job trying to get audiences to forget the horror that came before it.

It’s been a tough ride for the quartet of heroes, but does director Josh Trank’s modern day reimagining of Marvel’s first team do enough to change perceptions?

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