The Avengers

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This movie seemed like it would be the perfect match made in heaven. Marvel, in proper control of their own property, carefully shaping a superhero team movie having used a series of previous films to flesh out the world and the characters. The cherry on top being the masterstroke of having Joss Whedon, a perennial […]

Thor

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When I first heard about the movie I wondered if the combination of high fantasy and comic book super hero mythology could work for mainsteam audiences. Somehow Thor manages to do it, and do it well. Branagh has taken the subject matter, and does what he does best, turned it into a kind of Shakesperean […]

Movie Fail or Win? Thor

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Aside from Iron Man 2, it would seem that movie studios have eased up quite significantly on their comic book movie titles in 2010, and aside from “Inception” the year has suffered for it in terms of the quality of its “blockbusters”. That looks to be remedied in the next couple of years with the […]