Oliver Leader de Saxe explores the controversy spawned by the production of Justice League and discusses the merits of the recently announced ‘Snyder Cut’.
Tom Bosher takes us through a selection of iconic screen villains to understand their enduring importance in stories.
While superhero films have been enjoying unprecedented success at the box office in the last decade, the source of characters like Iron Man, Batman and Spider-Man remains culturally underappreciated, particularly in Britain. The comic book, or graphic novel, is often viewed critically as empty fluff for children. However, it is an art form full of […]
Here we are again, the DCEU has paraded another grisly few hours of cinema in front of us like a child with a crude drawing of a house. But rather than putting it on the fridge, I’m going to shit all over it because I have no feelings of paternal love for DC, and their […]
Justice League is not, strictly speaking, a bad film. It’s not awful. It’s not even terrible. Unfortunately, it’s not particularly good either – and it certainly doesn’t do justice to the expectations of both Warner Bros. and any still hopeful DC fans out there. With the lowest-grossing opening weekend of any DCEU film, it seems […]
Without a doubt, Suicide Squad was a contender for the most hotly anticipated film of the year; an all-star cast including Margot Robbie and Will Smith, brilliant trailers – everyone was set for excellence. Unfortunately, we do not quite get excellence. To say the film is terrible would be too harsh, it’s just too middle-of-the-road for […]
Rocksteady have confirmed that they will be releasing the Batman: Return to Arkham collection, comprised of the first instalments to the Arkham trilogy, on July 29th for £40 in the UK. It will appear on both PS4 and Xbox One, along with all of the DLC releasing alongside each game. Originally running on Unreal Engine 3, Rocksteady has worked […]
The year was 1939: Frank Sinatra had just made his recording debut, a plucky little film known as The Wizard of Oz had just seen its premiere in Hollywood, and through Detective Comics #27 the world was introduced to Batman. Ever since this initial appearance, Batman has featured in everything from movies and TV shows, […]
It’s one of the oldest questions that you will find on a playground – who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman? Nearly three years since its announcement and one of the most anticipated films of the decade has finally hit the silver screen; pitching two of the most iconic comic book and cultural […]
Say what you will about the debate on whether we focus too much on materialism at Christmas, but one thing you can’t deny is that it is now a fundamental part of the holiday. I can’t speak for everyone, but in my experience; Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the family gathering around for a round […]