Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranking Phase II

Since the last time I did this list there have been more films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so I saw fit to update that list ahead of the imminent release of the long awaited Avengers: Infinity War. I’ve altered some of the text on the entries that belonged to the previous list where…

10 Best Movies of 2017

I’ve given you my worst of the year list so I’ll end the year on a positive note with the best. 2017 was another year of change for Kneel Before Blog. The biggest change was that we switched to a star rating system for film around halfway through the year. TV will continue to be…

Thor: Ragnarok

The God of Thunder goes on a cosmic adventure in an attempt to save Asgard from an Apocalyptic threat in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok. There’s a recurring criticism that comes out when people talk about Marvel Movies. It is often said that the films all follow a slavish house style that doesn’t allow the individual…

Ghostbusters

You will all be aware of the controversy surrounding Paul Feig’s (Spy, Bridesmaids) reboot/reimagining/rehash of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 Ghostbusters. In our age of the internet, where trolls can shout abuse from the sidelines with impunity, and folks can get their backs up at the smallest imagined slight, the trailer for this movie became the most…

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Everyone loves a prequel! No? Well, if not surely you’ll love sequels then? No? Well, never fear, welcome to first time director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the first prequel/sequel hybrid, a psequel if you like, that I can remember since 300: Rise of an Empire! Set before, and after, the events of 2012’s…

In the Heart of the Sea

Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea takes its inspiration from the shipwreck story that reportedly inspired the Herman Melville novel Moby Dick. The fate of the Essex was turned into a non fiction book in the year 2000. I imagine that this book is largely the source material for this film as the…

Avengers: Age of Ultron

So, it’s finally here. Joss Whedon’s eagerly anticipated follow up to the hugely successful The Avengers -or Avengers Assemble if you live in certain places- finally lands on cinema screens in the form of Avengers: Age of Ultron. This film has big shoes to fill given the success of the first one and the innate…