Black Panther review “Is the MCU all out of surprises?”

Black Panther posterThe Marvel Cinematic Universe has become one of the most successful movie franchises ever made, and it’s easy to see why. Featuring incredible actors, up-and-coming directors and that trademark sense of humour, each film in the MCU has something to offer.

That doesn’t mean they’re perfect however. The MCU has a distinct lack of decent villains, strong female characters and characters from ethnic minorities. In the run-up to this year’s Infinity War, Black Panther aims to turn what we know about Marvel on its head. But has it succeeded? Continue reading

Alternative Oscars 2018: Voting Now Open

Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars thumbnailVoting is now closed. Check out the results of the Alternative Oscars and find out if your favourites won.

Vote Now: Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars

Can you believe it’s that time again? I certainly can’t. Since 2016, the Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars have been shaking up the traditional awards by including films that the majority of ordinary folks, like you or I, actually watch.

While it’s all well and good to include technical masterpieces, famed for their beautiful shot choices and superb performances, there isn’t really an Oscar for Best Blockbuster. With that in mind, here at Movie Metropolis, we’ve ripped up the rule book and transformed the Academy Awards into this: the Alternative Oscars. Continue reading

Films to Look Forward to in 2018: Jurassic World 2, The Incredibles & More

Films to Look Forward to in 2018Ok, so we’ve looked through my picks for the very best films of 2017 and we’ve brought shame among those classed as the worst movies of 2017 too. Now, we get onto the exciting stuff, looking forward to the next twelve months in cinema.

2018 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in movie history. We’ve got massive sequels, prequels and for those getting fed up on the reboot-mania Hollywood seems to be obsessed with at the moment, there’s a few independent films to look forward to as well.

Naturally, there are hundreds of movies to be released over the next 12 months, so I’ve handpicked 10 films that should definitely be on your shortlist in 2018. Read on to find out which. Continue reading

The Best Films of 2017: Star Wars, Kingsman & More

Film in 2017It feels like five minutes ago that I was airing my thoughts via podcast, declaring 2016 to be a fantastic year in film. A lot has changed on Movie Metropolis since then and for film, 2017 has been a mixed bag, with the latter half of the year throwing up some absolutely incredible moments in cinema.

Naturally, it’s impossible to put all the greats and not-so-greats within this article, but I’ve picked those that stood out to me for bringing something different to the table.

To celebrate such a varied 12 months, I’ve put together a list of the very best, and very worst films of the year. From superhero blockbusters to wartime epics and small independent movies, it’s been a rollercoaster year. First up, we’re going to look at the very best films of 2017. Have you seen all of the movies on my list? Read on to find out. 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