Both Geostorm and The Snowman were released last week, to great critical disdain. I won’t be rushing out to see them; I usually leave awful films to watch on Netflix. I don’t want to be paying full cinema price for something that stinks! However, I’ve seen more than my fair share of awful films. I don’t actively seek these terrible films. Sometimes, you have to see darkness to appreciate the light. For without darkness, what is light? But I’ve got better things to spend my money on, quite frankly! It’s my principle never to walk out at the cinema, so no matter how awful the film is, I have to endure it. It got me to thinking…what are the worst films I’ve ever seen? I’ve probably missed out on some awful films, but here are my Top 10 Terrible Films!

As bad as everyone says? I might find out someday!

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Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (Time To Celebrate?)

So, Spider-Man has come back home to Marvel. Well, sort of. Sony have gone halves on Spider-Man with Marvel Studios after their first reboot of the franchise flopped. We first saw Tom Holland as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. Now, he’s got his own movie, Marvel Studios style! The critical reaction is fairly positive, with most critics comparing it to a John Hughes movie with glued in action scenes (I’ve even read a review that calls it the best Marvel film in years). I’d rate it as the best Spider-Man since Spider-Man 2, but that’s no hard feat, is it? In fact, I left the cinema disappointed. Continue reading


For the general public to see the same film at the cinema twice (or more), the film has to be something spectacular. If you own an Odeon Limitless Card, then perhaps things are different for you. Seeing a film twice means only spending money on food/drink, rather than tickets. For most people, seeing the same film twice at the cinema means spending twice the amount of money on a film. That means more than twenty pounds or more in most cases (plus the cost of food/drink). I’ve been taken aback by more than a few films at the cinema. There are a number that have forced me to watch them again, as soon as possible, on the big screen. Continue reading

Review: Spider-Man (2002) (The Amazing Spider-Man?)

“You don’t trust anyone, that’s your problem”

Some people would argue that the modern trend for superhero movies started with Blade (1998) and X-Men (2000). Those people have some good arguments, but I’d argue that the superhero craze properly began with Spider-Man (2002), which is celebrating its 15th birthday this year! Blade and X-Men were modest hits, but Spider-Man hit big. It was the first film to earn over $100 million in its first weekend, among other box office records. Yes, people may have been hyped for the more recognisable superhero (Spider-Man was/is more well known than either the X-Men or Blade), but there’s also another reason for its box office success: it’s a damn fine film, with unfortunate flaws that prevent it from reaching the heights that its sequel would grasp.  Continue reading


Wonder Woman is still lighting up the global cinematic box office. Some have claimed it to be one of the greatest comic book films ever. I would disagree with that (click here for my review!), but it’s still a damned good film. However, it got me to thinking…what are my favourite comic book films of all time? That’s a tough one…But I’ve given it a whirl anyway! Of course, comic book films aren’t a genre in themselves, but cover a horde of genres.

However, we all know a comic book film when we see one. And some films surprise us when we find out they were based on a comic book/graphic novel. So here goes nothing! (By the way, a few of these films are sequels…it says a lot that the first, obligatory origin story has been played out to death nowadays. Once that’s out the way, the super-hero sequel can reach for greatness…)

I reckon Wonder Woman would take a place in many people’s Top 10 Comic Book Films…

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Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016) (We Don’t Need Your Civil War…Or Do We?!?!)

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“Wherever you can compromise you do, but where you can’t, don’t”

Is Captain America: Civil War the best MCU movie yet? In more than a few reviews, the answer has been: yes. When critics fawn over something with great intensity, I usually regard the thing in question with suspicion. It also works in reverse: when critics universally slate something, I am more forgiving of it (see: Batman v Superman). After watching Captain America: Civil War more than a week ago, I’ve had more than enough time to think about it. While I thought it would be hard to top the MCU’s previous ‘best film,’ Captain America: Winter Soldier, Civil War just about tops it…I reckon it earns the title ‘best MCU film.’ Continue reading

Review: Kick-Ass (2010) (Rated-R for Revolutionary?)

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“Come on, be honest with yourself. At some point in our lives we all wanna be a superhero”

In light of the release of ‘Deadpool,’ I thought I’d go back to one of the original “subversive” Rated-R comic book films, ‘Kick-Ass.’ I remember seeing the initial trailers. They promised a satirical and humorous take on the comic book film, and possibly even reinvigorate it. To be fair, it is a pretty decent, pretty humorous, but right from the start it tells a lie. The main character, Kick-Ass, or as he’s known to his fellow schoolmates, Dave Lizewski (in a Spider-Man-esque voiceover), immediately tells us this isn’t the average comic book film, and he isn’t the average comic book hero. But this voice-over is the Richard Nixon of voice-overs.
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