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…

Ratchet & Clank

Kevin Munroe and Jerrica Cleland’s Ratchet & Clank is the latest attempt to put a video game on the big screen by telling the origin story of how the titular characters came to be inseparable partners. Being a gamer sometimes I have played the Ratchet & Clank video games now and again and have generally…

Creed

Ryan Coogler’s Creed brings back Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character Rocky Balboa who trains the son of his first major opponent, Apollo Creed. The Rocky franchise is one of the most popular and more iconic in Hollywood so it makes sense that studio execs would want to continue it in some way but with Sylvester Stallone not getting…

On the Silver Screen – The Expendables 3

Directed by relative newcomer Patrick Hughes, Sylvester Stallone leads his team of old school -emphasis on old- action heroes into battle again. Reactions to this series have been pretty mixed since the first outing and I can kind of see why; in terms of substance there really isn’t much and the franchise capitalises on the…