X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Rating: PG-13 (violence, action and destruction) The last two movies in the X-Men franchise have successfully rebooted the series with new actors and really focused on the tumultuous relationship between Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The great cast coupled with story-lines that delved into themes of brotherhood, discrimination and…

Deadpool (2016)

Rated R (for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity) Deadpool has always been a bit of an anomaly in the comic book world. An indestructible anti-hero with the ability to heal any damage (and I mean any damage) to his body, a tendency to break the fourth wall and talk directly to…

Fantastic Four (2015)

Rated PG-13 (sci-fi action violence, and language) Boy oh boy. The buzz on the interwebs was never very good for this movie. With all the rumours of the erratic behaviour of director Josh Trank during the filming of the film, and the numerous re-shoots that were said to have been done to fix the movie,…

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

With X-Men: Days of Future Past, Brian Singer had a lot to prove. Coming on the heels of First Class, and juggling quite a large ensemble cast of both the original and new X-men actors, this could have easily descended into a tangled mess the likes of X-Men: The Last Stand. And the less said…

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

The first Thor movie was quite Shakespearean in its approach to the introduction of the Norse god. The scenes on Asgard often involved much dialogue and posturing as the machinations of the deities were shown to the viewer. However with Kenneth Brannagh at the helm, it still managed to capture the attention of the audience,…

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

In a Hollywood summer featuring box office flops like Green Lantern and Cowboys & Aliens, it’s nice to see a movie that delivers on the promise shown in it trailers. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t Shakespeare, but then again this is a film that is quite happy to stick to its comic book roots…