DC finally finds its humour with Shazam! | Review

Since the execs at Warner brothers started dissecting the formula for Marvel Studio’s indefatigable success at the box office, discussion had been rife about how DC was just too dark and depressing for any casual movie-goer (let’s face it, most of us are) who just wanted to have a well-rounded, wholesome superhero action. This singular…

Captain Marvel used to be Shazam and our mind is blown !

So little is known about Captain Marvel in contemporary pop-culture that when her sign first flashed on Nick Fury’s retrofitted pager while he turned to ash in Avengers: Infinity War, movie-goers were left wondering what his last trump card was. It was, of course, the ardent comic-book nerds who came to the rescue and recognized…

The Umbrella Academy | Review

In a world where larger than life CGI-based superheroes rule the roost, we have gotten used to a strange predictability that no matter what happens, the world would eventually be saved and things would go back to normal. Marvel only recently broke this convention by letting Thanos score a win against the Avengers in, you…

Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse is spectacular !

The 1962 debut of your friendly neighbourhood web-slinger almost didn’t happen because one of the original editors Martin Goodman thought that the audience would find the subject of ‘spiders’ distasteful. As luck would have it, writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko convinced Goodman to put the character into one of their failing Amazing Fantasy…

Everything that’s wrong with DC and how they can fix it

It is the fifth day since Marvel’s Avengers : Infinity Wars opened to the global audience. As we speak, the record-breaking juggernaut has amassed more than $630 million and is well on its way to crossing the magic billion in the first week itself. Infinity Wars had stopped being just another sequel from the moment…

Justice League | Movie Review

After the meandering mess of Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice, DC was in shambles. Zack Snyder, who had given us two of the best graphic novel adaptations in the last decade, in  300  and  Watchmen,  had become the Superman who had fallen from grace. Despite the visually spectacular cinematography that is characteristic of his films,…

3 things that DC did right with Wonder Woman | Gal Gadot | Chris Pine

Millenia later when our descendants would have inherited a fragile Earth from us, scrounging for resources and barely having enough to live they would remember about the great war their ancestors had fought – a war which had divided humanity, as they clashed against their brothers to prove allegiance to god-like characters who existed only…

Why Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s La La Land

One of the most anticipated movies this year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has kept fans clamoring for three long years after we first saw Star-Lord aka Peter Quill clutch an Infinity stone in his hand without getting obliterated. For the viewers, including me, who have only come to know about the characters through…

Logan | Movie Review | Hugh Jackman

“You’ve seen me, I come and stand at every door Then you’ve seen me, I always leave with less than I had before Then you’ve seen me, bet I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor Tell me, friend, can you ask for anything more? Tell me can you ask for…