WONDER WOMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Patty Jenkins Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewan Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lilly Aspell. Marvel Studios have created their own universe in which their stable of superheroes tend to pop up in each other’s films, and for a long while they have had the edge over DC comics with their lighter touch. The Marvel films have usually been more colourful, with plenty of action and humour, while the films featuring DC superheroes have, of Continue reading

LOGAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Mangold Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E Grant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Quincy Fouse. This is Hugh Jackman’s swan song as Wolverine, after eight films in seventeen years of playing the Marvel superhero. And what a great way to go out! He has saved the best till last. Not only is Logan the best film in the Wolverine franchise to date but it is also one of the best comic book/superhero adaptations. Logan is up there with Christopher Nolan’s Continue reading

THOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anthony Hopkins Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgaard, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg. Yet another Marvel comic book character is given the big screen treatment. Created in 1962, Thor is one of the lesser super heroes in the Marvel canon, and his story is loosely based on the old Norse myths. But given the recent success of the Iron Man films, Thor has been given a big budget and some top-notch talent to bring the character to life on the big screen. This is a special effects Continue reading

THE GREEN HORNET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michel Gondry Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Christoph Waltz, Tom Wilkinson, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou. After the mighty Kick-Ass showed how a bit of imagination could drive a comic book adaptation, we get this dismal version of yet another comic superhero. This $90 million feature film adaptation of comic book super hero Green Hornet is a mediocre mess and a wasted opportunity, and as such is another failure along the lines of the awful Daredevil. This expensive and troubled film underwent a lot of script changes and behind the Continue reading