Allow me to the set the scene. It's half past five. I've been spending the day with a friend playing Dragonball Fighterz to hype ourselves up for the latest instalment of the franchise, Dragonball Super: Broly. We arrive early for our viewing, but to my surprise, there is a long spiralling queue leading towards the … Continue reading Dragonball Super: Broly Review.
Tradition is a strange thing. The idea of a custom or belief becoming so prevalent in our lives that we adhere to it is odd enough, especially when coupled with the fact that a tradition can be something small and simple. For example, every year since 2005, it has been tradition that Doctor Who has … Continue reading Doctor Who Resolution: A review and a discussion on Daleks.
Hype is a dangerous thing in the creative industry. Not enough of it and your product gets easily swept away by the passage of time. Too much, and your film will be unable to meet expectations and end up as a disappointing deliverance. This was something playing on my mind when I had first sat … Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review.
Warning: Minor spoilers ahead So, I just got home from seeing Venom and I'm sat here typing, at my computer, desperately trying to think about how to approach this. The answer should be simple: I want to do a review of the new Venom movie starring Tom Hardy. The issue is that I feel to … Continue reading Regarding Venom: a movie review and character rant.
One of the best things about reading in a franchise with an extended universe is seeing how all the little threads cross together and knowing that one event can have a direct link to another. For a more recent non-comic-book example, Disney has recently been pushing the boat out with their Star Wars merchandise: the … Continue reading Spidember: Renew your Vows, writing forwards.
I love superhero comics. Watching heroes save the day and live their drama-filled lives always proves entertaining for a read. In particular, I have a keen fascination with the way that superhero comic books tell their stories. The works are immensely serialised in nature, mixing high-stakes action and soap opera drama. The stories are presented … Continue reading Spidember: One More day and writing backwards.
I still remember being 6 years old, going with my Dad to the town centre and taking a stop into Blockbuster (a movie rental store throttled in its sleep by Netflix, for those of you too young to remember). Dad was just going to get a movie for later. I, however, had a date with … Continue reading Spidember: Spider-man, what makes a hero great?