The excitement levels for the release of Black Panther has just gone up a notch as new character images have been released. Have a look below at the images provided by Entertainment Weekly feature a star studded cast including Angela Bassett, Forrest Whitaker and Lupita Nyongo!
They all look amazing and i cannot wait for the film!
In light of all the Marvel hype recently, I started thinking about all the superhero films that I have enjoyed over the years. That resulted in a Top Ten of my favourite superhero films! Soooo, in no particular order we have……
1. Batman Forever
Jim Carrey as The Riddler has me in absolute stitches every time I watch this film. It is by far nowhere near as serious as some other Batman films but it is funny and a guilty pleasure!
2. X Men Origins: Wolverine
The first of many films that would feature our beloved Logan as the centre of attention, Origins was an awesome film that let us know about Wolverine’s beginnings and that he is in fact a nice guy. Victim of circumstances that one! Much better than the metal Samurai robot fiasco!
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Once I saw Andrew Garfield take the helm as Spidey, I wondered who Tobey Maguire even was! He did such a great job in the first outing but is was this sequel with Jamie Foxx as the villain that solidified him in my book! Awesome awesome film!
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
We’ve discussed this before: the first film was kinda boring but the sequel more than made up for it. Steve Rogers got real bad ass in this film but still remained a sweetie. Awww!
5. Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer
Other than the change of Jessica Alba’s wig, this second instalment for the Fantastic Four was pretty good. The graphics and danger of the Silver Surfer were awesome and had me glued to the screen.
6. The Dark Knight Rises
Bane. That’s it.
7. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
I don’t care what you say, when they turned into the Ninjeti with those rainbow ninja kits on, I WAS a Power Ranger and you couldn’t tell me any different!
8. X Men: The Last Stand
Jean Grey was the star of this show. She was so bad she was good and I couldn’t get enough! The fact that Beast came into it was even better!
9. Batman Returns
With the original Batman that is Michael Keaton, Batman Returns was absolutely amazing with Michell Pfeifer as Catwoman with that sexy voice and Danny De Vito as Penguin. It was dark, it was sexy, it was awesome!
10. Judge Dredd
You might not consider this a superhero film but I LOVE Judge Dredd! “I never broke the law, I AM THE LAW!” Mate! I was finished from then. Awesome stuff.
Now, there are of course many films that are not on this list including all the modern day Superman failures including Man of Steel and none of the Iron Man films. There’s a reason for this….they’re not good.
Starring: Hugh Jackmna, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart Director: Bryan Singer Running Time: 131mins Cert: 12A
Needless to say, the cinema last night was a packed one as me and my fellow movie goers got settled in for the newest instalment to the X Men franchise. Before I continue however, I must point out that although the film is good and enjoyable, it is unfortunately a bit of a let-down.
Forget what you thought it was going to be about because you’d be wrong. What could have potentially been a very exciting story about pasts meeting presents and futures and all manner of unexplainable time travelling rules; ended up being a story loosely strung together to make Wolverine once again the centre of attention.
Do not get me wrong, I adore Hugh Jackman and all that he has done for Logan/Wolverine and the X Men films but at what point do the other characters get their screen time? This was a great opportunity to get some real depth out of the characters that we had done with X Men: First Class but DOFP failed miserably in that regard. Although new faces were introduced, it seemed to only be for shock value rather than any real significance. Powers/mutants once again went unused and in some cases overused to create visually stunning effects but not so much so for the overall substance of the film. For an X Men film, it’s sad to say that the best bits are in the first five minutes but then falls into a steady decline of anything worth writing about. The end provides a certain sense of sentimental value but other than that I was left wanting. Not that this is a compeltely bad thing since we all know that there will be another instalment, X Men: Apocalypse, where the other mutants may make a more worthwhile appearance.
James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto respectively and do so amazingly. As I’ve found with most of the X Men films (feel free to disagree) there is not much lost in the way of casting and acting but how the characters are executed via the storyline. There is too much left unsaid and there is no change in this instalment. Jennifer Lawrence although very kick ass in this film as Raven/Mystique doesn’t really do it for me as much as Rebecca Romijn did in the first three films; once again feel free to disagree. The biggest confusion of them all though is why Storm (Halle Berry) is even in the films anymore having said all of three sentences throughout the entire film.
Needless to say, I didn’t hate X Men: Days of Future Past but I wasnt swinging from the rafters about it either. There could have been so much more in the two hours and ten minutes that was unfortunately not delivered which made it feel incredibly underwhelming.