Classic Film Review: Batman & Robin (1997)

Marvel vs. DC: Batman & Robin, 1997 Directed by: Joel Schumacher Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Elle Macpherson   Joel Shumacher is back in the director’s seat with Batman & Robin, a film that ruined the Batman character for me throughout most of my life.... Continue Reading →

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Classic Film Review: Batman Forever (1995)

Marvel vs. DC: Batman Forever, 1995 Directed by: Joel Schumacher Starring: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O’Donnell, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle   Tim Burton is gone, Michael Keaton is gone: enter Joel Schumacher. This Batman film is certainly not in the same style as Batman or Batman Returns; the “comedy”... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: The Fantastic Four (1994)

Marvel vs. DC: The Fantastic Four, 1994 Directed by: Oley Sassone Starring: Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood, Rebecca Staab, Michael Bailey Smith, Kat Green, Joseph Cult   Originally created to be a major theatrical release, The Fantastic Four was soon bought and shelved (amid controversy over the real reason it was created), and having watched the... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Batman Returns (1992)

Marvel vs. DC: Batman Returns, 1992 Directed by: Tim Burton Starring: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Michael Murphy   The animal kingdom is in chaos as Batman/Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton, Batman) battles The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot (Danny DeVito, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and Catwoman/Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer,... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Captain America (1990)

Marvel vs. DC: Captain America, 1990 Directed by: Albert Pyun Starring: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Scott Paulin, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin, Francesca Neri, Michael Nouri   In the 1930’s a German scientist performs an experiment on a small boy, which turns him into the villainous Red Skull (Scott Paulin). To fight back, the USA (now... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Black Panther (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Black Panther, 2018 Directed by: Ryan Coogler Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis   The final film on the road to DC’s Justice League was Wonder Woman, a superhero film led by a non... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: The Punisher (1989)

Marvel vs. DC: The Punisher, 1989 Directed by: Mark Goldblatt Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr.   Marvel’s debut, Howard the Duck, wasn’t very well received, and after seeing DC produce film after film, they decided to get back on board with their characters being on film, and the third Marvel/DC film of 1989 was... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Batman (1989)

Marvel vs. DC: Batman, 1989 Directed by: Tim Burton Starring: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance   Once DC realised they’d dried up the Superman well, they turned to his Justice League team mate, Batman, to help revive their fortunes. Batman (DC’s second outing... Continue Reading →

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