If, like me, you’ve recently found yourself becoming tired of the increasingly redundant superhero/ comic book movie formula that has come to prominence in the film industry over the past fifteen years, rest assured that Deadpool shares the sentiment. This is a movie that fully embraces its role as the black sheep of recent superhero… Continue reading Deadpool.
The Force Awakens is quite possibly the most anticipated movie release since The Phantom Menace (1999), and unlike the first episode of the prequel trilogy, this is a Star Wars film that fully justifies its hype. This feels like the film people would have wanted when they first entered movie theatres 16 years ago expecting the… Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
“The dark side is a pathway to many abilities; some considered to be unnatural.” Let’s rewind ten years. I was fifteen years old. Had enjoyed the first two Star Wars prequels but knew, deep down, they weren’t perfect films. Despite the disappointment that had greeted those movies across the board, anticipation for Revenge of the… Continue reading Revenge of the Sith (2005).
“I killed them. Not just the men… but the women, and the children too. They’re animals, and I slaughtered them like animals! I hate them!!” (said by the teenager who, three years from now, will become Darth Vader. The illusion is shattered…) So this is it. Having stuttered through Anakin Skywalker’s childhood in Episode 1: The… Continue reading Attack of the Clones (2002).
“What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.” Over the next few months I’ll be looking back at some of PlayStation’s most significant titles as the console celebrates its twentieth anniversary in the UK this year (by year in this case I count from September 2015 to September 2016).… Continue reading Metal Gear Solid 2: A postmodern deconstruction of 21st century culture.
“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.” Let’s establish something straight away. There are certain things about The Phantom Menace that are just atrociously bad no matter what way you look at it. One of those things is dialogue, which is not only written badly but delivered… Continue reading The Phantom Menace (1999).
“Strike me down with all of your hatred, and your journey towards the Dark side will be complete!” So, remember how I said I loved the tone of The Empire Strikes Back? Well the final part of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi, went a considerably different route for a good portion… Continue reading Return of the Jedi (1983).