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Still Not Found My Perfect Film Batman

Warning: Here Be Spoilers

I’ve recently seen The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) and I thought it was a great film and a good continuation of the current run of Batman films. Most of the characters and story were brilliant and Bane stole the show as one of the most imposing and threatening villains I can think of.

Most comic book fans will know that the film version of Bane is different from the comic one; he’s been adapted for the Nolanverse. The core ideals of the character are still there though, he’s strong, he’s smart and he broke the bat [1]. I have no problems with the changes they made to Bane, but the film did bring to light some changes to characters that I do have a problem with, namely Batman and Alfred. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Films, Review


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Avengers Assemble

I enjoyed going to see Green Lantern at the cinema. The film itself was fun, but not brilliant, but what sent my excitement and enjoyment through the roof was my incredulity at watching a Green Lantern film. The same thing happened with the Thor film (although in this case I thought the film was brilliant). If you had told me a few years ago that that I would, in the near future, be watching blockbuster films about Green Lantern, Thor and now The Avengers I wouldn’t have believed you. Sure there were Batman, Spiderman, Superman and X-Men films out, but theses are the poster heroes of comics that most non comic fans could name. The likelihood that studios would risk making films about less well known heroes, to me, seemed slim.

But here we are. 49 years after first appearing on the pages of a comic book we finally have an Avengers film. And my God was it worth the wait. I can say, without a single hint of hyperbole, that it is the greatest film I’ve ever seen (but I do realise that this is due, in no small part, to me being a huge comic nerd). I was grinning from ear to ear (okay, maybe a bit of hyperbole) throughout the entire film, not only was I watching an Avengers film, but it was an amazing Avengers film. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Films, Review


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