The reason we review movies is that we want to share our love of the medium with as many people as possible. We want people to watch and enjoy films. What we do want is to spoil films. There is an unwritten policy for moviescramble regarding spoilers. If we produce an opinion piece and it contains plot elements and spoilers the article’s title will indicate this. For standard reviews we tend to discuss the plot in broad strokes so as to give a flavour of the film without ruining the piece. A general rule of thumb for most reviewers is that if it is in the trailer then it can be commented on. Why, you are probably asking yourself, are we stating this? The reason is simple. We are trying to discuss The Cabin in the Woods. Continue reading “The Cabin in the Woods” »
It appears that the domination of cinema by Marvel studios is set to continue for some time. Some reports have suggested that there is a schedule with Marvel superhero movies penciled in until at least 2021. This week sees the release of the second trailer for the forthcoming Thor sequel, The Dark World.
Fresh from his stint in Avengers Aseemble, the God of Thunder is back in his own movie. Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor replaces Kenneth Brannagh and promises to bring some epic battles along with him. Although the trailer doesn’t give much away in terms of plot, we are treated to a more (naturally) darker tone, much destruction and a glimpse of Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith.
With Natalie Portman returning, it’ll be interesting to watch Thor (Chris Hemsworth) explain why he didn’t bother to go visit her during his last visit to Earth. Tom Hiddleston also returns as Loki though as an unlikely ally for his half-brother. He must be desperate indeed.
The film will be released this November.
Cast your mind back to 2008 and arguably the best of the solo Marvel superhero movies, Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr nailed the character of Tony Stark and people began to believe that super hero films could be cool again. During the movie we were introduced to Agent Coulson and the people he worked for, Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, or S.H.I.E.L.D for short. The fanboys had a nice little chuckle to themselves at the nod to the bigger Marvel universe. And then came the little bit after the credits where Samuel L Jackson first appeared as Nick Fury and asks to speak to Tony Stark about something bigger. The fanboys had a full on nerdgasm.
Jump forward to present day and Marvel have brought the Hulk, Thor and Captain America to the silver screen as well as a second outing for Iron Man and introduced more characters in Hawkeye and Black Widow. Now they are all together in what must be one of the most eagerly anticipated cinematic events in years. Frankly, if the fanboy community went doolally at the post credit teaser on Iron Man, I fear lives may be in danger when they watch Marvel Avengers Assemble. Continue reading “Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012)” »