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…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to outer space with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2; the story of Peter Quill learning about his origins. I’ll start this by saying that I had issues with the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of them stemmed from my personal inability to connect with the tone. Everything…

Passengers

A man on a trip to a new planet wakes up decades too early and has to contemplate life alone in the black silence of space in Morten Tyldum’s Passengers. On the surface, this seems like a fairly workable concept. People dealing with isolation is nothing new in films and can be done really well…

The Magnificent Seven

Hot on the heels of Ben Hur, Hollywood continues its headlong rush to remake every film in its back catalogue with The Magnificent Seven, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Yet again this is a film no-one was calling out for, but with director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) at the helm,…

Jurassic World

Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World takes audience back to the past as the theme park promised in Spielberg’s unforgettable Jurassic Park is open to the public and raking in all sorts of cash. It has been 22 years since the original Jurassic Park hit cinemas and it has remained a cultural benchmark ever since. Not even…

Marvel Ranking

With the upcoming release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring and attempt my own Marvel Ranking. Below you’ll find my list of the Marvel movies in order of quality from worst to best. It’s something that a lot of websites do so I thought it’d be…

On the Silver Screen – Guardians of the Galaxy

As their second phase of interconnected films comes to an end, Marvel sets the cosmic stage with James Gunn’s ambitous space opera Guardians of the Galaxy. Based on the recent comics of the same name, Guardians of the Galaxy follows a group of misfits as they are drawn into a story that seems bigger than…