Tag: Superheroes

Film

DC Trailers: A Tease of What’s to Come

The DC fandom have been offered several new trailers! Many of the trailers give us a glimpse of these films in any format, though some had little to offer beyond brief teases of the films to come.   Firstly, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, set during the Cold War, shows us that Diana will come into conflict with…

Film, TV

In Defence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The MCU has been scrutinised by the media lately as Martin Scorsese has come out to say that ‘Marvel films are not cinema’ and Francis Ford Coppola has jumped into this saying that the genre is ‘despicable’. Scorsese’s remarks have angered MCU fans as he compares the films to theme parks, while some of the…

Film

Superheroes, selflessness and interventionism

Despite the oft-criticised saturation of the superhero genre in recent years, a large audience knows and loves the action-filled, popcorn-guzzling films that continue to be released; and their continued box office performance shows that their dominance of the market will not let up. They still capture an audience that is not becoming fatigued – as…

OldVenue, TV

Not Your Supergirl

Marvel is known for its brave, dashing superheroes who, despite their difficult situations, always seem to come out on top in the end. The shiny exterior of its films never seems to delve into murkier waters or attempts to tackle more dangerous and disturbing subjects – that is until, Marvel’s series deal with Netflix. Known…

Film, OldVenue

Superheroes on film: the good, the bad and the ugly

Everyone loves a good superhero film, whether it’s the quick, slick moves of Spiderman, the intimidating sophistication of Batman or the class and wit of Superman. With this, comes a long, long list of movie portrayals of the iconic figures. Some have been great, some have been ok, some have been awful, and some just…