Posted in February 2013

Avengers Assemble (2012) Review

Avengers Assemble (2012) Review

WARNING: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE FILMS IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THOR AND CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER After four years and five films building up to this, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble brings together all of its major superheroes (well, the ones it still has movie rights to anyway) together in one … Continue reading

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Review

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Review

During World War II, the US government developed a super-soldier programme. In Captain America: The First Avenger, weedy Steve Rogers (Chris Evans, Fantastic Four, The Losers) is turned from a puny kid to the titular superhero with the help of the super-soldier serum. It then follows his adventures from propaganda piece to military hero, battling … Continue reading

Thor (2011) Review

Thor (2011) Review

As the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor is a film that takes Norse mythology and science-fiction and blurs the line between them. The Asgardians are a race of aliens who were deified by the Vikings. Back in present day, the newly crowned king of Asgard and god of thunder, Thor (Chris Hemsworth, … Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk (2008) Review

The Incredible Hulk (2008) Review

First things first, The Incredible Hulk is a reboot, and isn’t directly connected to the 2003 film or the 1970’s TV series. It is, however, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and therefore the same Hulk that is in Avengers Assemble. The film is the story of Bruce Banner (Edward Norton, Fight Club, American History … Continue reading

Iron Man 2 (2010) Review

Iron Man 2 (2010) Review

WARNING: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE FILM IRON MAN After publically announcing that he is Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has to cope with an inflated status of celebrity, as well as the U.S. Military threatening to repossess his suit and the arc reactor in his chest slowly poisoning him. This … Continue reading

Iron Man (2008) Review

Iron Man (2008) Review

As a billionaire playboy industrialist and weapon designer, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder, Sherlock Holmes) has it all. Or so it seems, until he is held hostage by a group of Afghan terrorists and is critically injured by an explosion. He is left dependent on an electromagnet in his chest from stopping the … Continue reading

Transformers (2007) Review

Transformers (2007) Review

Based on the range of toys, and directed by Michael Bay, Transformers is a science-fiction film about a war between giant alien robots who disguise themselves as automobiles. There are two sides: the altruistic Autobots and the malevolent Decepticons, each fighting over the AllSpark, a MacGuffin cube of great power. This plot centres around Sam … Continue reading