Tabitha Peverley

Superhero Day hits the North East!

Superhero Day hits the North East!

Today (May 5) is a very special day, it is a day to celebrate our favourite superheroes! With the superhero genre growing in popularity with help from popular movie franchises such as Marvel’s The Avengers, it feels like there is no getting away from the legendary characters. The North East, in particular, seems to have […]

 Steve Kell

Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

  Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) | Director: Joss Whedon | Rating: 4 Star Just as Avengers Assemble did for phase one, Avengers: Age of Ultron rounds off the second phase of Marvel Studios cinematic universe and its safe to say, it doesn’t disappoint. Given that director Joss Whedon chose to use nine avengers and a […]

 

Marvel release their Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer – How do you feel about cinema's biggest shared universe

Marvel release their Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer – How do you feel about cinema's biggest shared universe

So cheers from young and old alike, Marvel “accidentally” let slip the trailer for the new Avengers movie this week. At the time of writing it had amassed 25 million views. There’s no denying that Marvel movies are some of the biggest cinematic events of the year now, but the debate over them rages on. […]

 James Stevenson

Thoughtful, thunderous, and taking superheros mainstream – Marvel films are, actually, marvellous

Thoughtful, thunderous, and taking superheros mainstream – Marvel films are, actually, marvellous

A look into how Marvel is dominating the box office with style and swagger

  We recently ran a piece on Northern Lights picking apart the Marvel movie universe and finding it lacking in the extreme. But I’d like to offer a different stance. It’s rare to see a company build itself up to be the biggest player in one medium, only to adapt and expand to become the […]

 Angus Saul

Tired, tenuous, and too much Stan Lee – Why Marvel films aren't so marvellous anymore

Tired, tenuous, and too much Stan Lee  – Why Marvel films aren't so marvellous anymore

Wow. When you look back over the years, you realise just how much Marvel has boomed in recent times. Cast your mind back to 1944. World War II is still very much in full flow, Europe, Asia and the Pacific all embroiled in the turmoil, and there is no end in sight. Enter Captain America: […]