Tag Archives: #X-Men

‘Dark Phoenix’ has its merits, but falls apart as you’re watching it

3/10 X-Men: The Last Stand was a doomed production. Franchise director Bryan Singer and two of X2’s writers had jumped ship to makeSuperman Returns, which had its own problems, and 20th Century Fox producers set a May 26, 2006 release date and refused to move off … Continue reading

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‘Spider-Verse’ a brilliant, beautiful collision of aesthetics, stories

8/10 Given Sony’s recent history of desperate moneygrubbing, both in general and with Spider-man in particular, I was more than happy to skip Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film’s premise makes it feel like a gimmick to kick-start the Spider-verse … Continue reading

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Deadpool disappoints in part deux

3/10 A few months ago, I heard Deadpool 2 still didn’t have an official title, and production had used the placeholder Untitled Deadpool Sequel. I thought it was hilarious. By not titling the movie, they were opening the door to … Continue reading

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Strong performances, lazy production leave ‘Infinity War’ uneven

7/10 It’s upper-echelon for the MCU, but for half a billion dollars, does it have to be so ugly? In Avengers: Infinity War, Earth’s mightiest heroes are once again called to action to protect it from an unstoppable alien threat. … Continue reading

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A less chaotic state: 2008’s Iron Man

Wow, the first Iron Man. It’s been a while. It’s been 10 years.

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