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…

The Fate of the Furious

The Fast and The Furious franchise roars back onto screens this weekend with its eighth cinematic instalment, F Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious (F8, get it?).   Officially Universal’s most successful property, Fate commands the biggest budget of the series so far – a staggering $250m, almost seven times that of the original.  Many…

Deepwater Horizon

The worst oil spill in U.S. history is given the film adaptation treatment in Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon. Berg’s film follows the events of that day and the effect it had on the people involved. Disaster movies are a dime a dozen these days and it could be argued that making a film about one…

The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film is also his second western and by his own admission, we can expect at least one more. To say that is an exciting prospect after The Hateful Eight would be a major understatement. The film opens on snow covered, western landscapes that would feel at home in any John Ford epic….