The waiting is nearly over. 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: Infinity War promises to shape everything that follows in the MCU and hopes to build on its rather average predecessor Age of Ultron, in almost every way. It’s longer (at 149 minutes), has more characters than anything else like it and is one of the most expensive films ever made, costing an estimated $400million.
Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed the rather fabulous Captain America: Civil War certainly have their work cut out. Here however, I’ve been working on this project for a good few weeks, re-watching all of the MCU and conducting some mini reviews. Without further ado, this is the ultimate, definitive ranking of the entire MCU. Read on to find out the best and worst Marvel movies. And I do believe a spoiler warning is in effect.
If you’re familiar with the work of Wes Anderson, you’ll know what to expect from his films: oddball characters, immaculate set design, a quirky plot and an immaculately assembled ensemble cast. In his latest feature, Isle of Dogs, Anderson not only meets your expectations but exceeds them.
The story is set in future Japan, where all dogs have been quarantined on Trash Island due to an outbreak of highly contagious dog-flu. A young boy, Atari, flies to the island, in order to find his beloved guard dog, Spots.
First, let’s start off by saying this: this movie is a masterpiece. It has heart, it has beauty and it has a screenplay that most movies could only dream of having. It’s sharp, witty and perfectly crafted. Continue reading
Jurassic World was one of the biggest hits of 2015, grossing over $1.6billion worldwide and becoming the fourth highest-earning film ever.
Naturally, Universal Pictures greenlit a sequel soon after the film’s colossal success with its title being revealed as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom earlier this year. Story details are incredibly scarce so far, but fans have been quick to spot teasers from both Universal and Jurassic Park aficionados too.
With that in mind, join me for a look at the long-awaited Jurassic World sequel and see what fans, and newcomers alike, can expect. A spoiler warning is in force, so if you’d like to go into JW2 with your eyes firmly closed, don’t read on.
Thor 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
Foreword by Adam Brannon. Jurassic World 2 is currently filming in numerous locations across the UK and this week marks the 20th anniversary since the franchise’s second film; The Lost World was released across the globe.
The film was warmly received and grossed over $600million at the global box office. The film’s success spawned Jurassic Park III in 2001 and of course Jurassic World in 2015.
To celebrate the film’s 20th birthday, I had an exclusive chat with Vanessa Chester, who starred alongside Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn as Kelly, the confident daughter of Dr. Ian Malcolm who will see returning to the series in Jurassic World 2 next summer. Continue reading