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The Power Rangers are back on the big screen. But do the colour-coded crime fighters size up in a world where superheroes now dominate pop culture?
Sometimes a property needs a big budget reboot to achieve its full potential. Other times, and Power Rangers is most definitely one of those times, spending big money seems like missing the point. After all, much of the fun of the original Power...
Wolverine finale gets real, goes out with a bang.
The Wolverine (aka Logan) is the defining role of Hugh Jackman’s career, but the movies in the X-Men extended universe have never matched the standard set by their central star. Jackman plays the character as if he were Othello, with all the...
China’s big attempt to break into the international blockbuster market is safe and sturdy – qualities better suited to a wall than an epic.
China’s most expensive film production ever was also, briefly, one of its most controversial: when Matt Damon was announced in the lead role, many assumed fantasy epic The Great Wall would be yet another case of Hollywood “whitewashing”.
Dressing up familiar formula is a matter of smoke and mirrors.
Doctor Strange is the first Marvel movie named after the lead character’s real name. That is, in this film Benedict Cumberbatch starts out playing a regular, if very skilled, neurosurgeon named Stephen Strange; if it was named after his superhero...
Fact meets fiction in contemporary creature feature
It’s been 12 years since the last Japanese-produced Godzilla movie (though Gareth Edwards’ 2014 American effort in no way disgraced the franchise), and reportedly Toho Studios wanted to shake things up for their 29th effort. In hiring Hideaki...