VENOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ruben Fleischer Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Woody Harrelson, Peggy Lu. Yet another superhero movie, this one featuring a second-tier character from the Marvel stable. Or should that be a super-anti-hero, because Venom is not your usual superhero? We first met Venom in the Sam Raimi-helmed Spiderman 3, when he was played by Topher Grace. And despite its origins with Spiderman, Venom clearly sits outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film itself has been produced by Sony Continue reading

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

GRIFF THE INVISIBLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Leon Ford Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Patrick Brammell, Toby Schmitz, Maeve Dermody. Following closely on the footsteps of the superb comic book-like Kick-Ass comes another story of a young man and social misfit who aspires to be a superhero. But Griff The Invisible is not exactly a pleasant and similarly enjoyable experience. This quirky Australian film delves into more darker and psychologically disturbing territory, and the central protagonist comes across more as a cross between Kick-Ass’s naïve wannabe superhero and Nina, the Continue reading