Justice League (Cinema Review)

12A – 120mins – 2017 – 3D – IMAX


 

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Having already directed two hugely successful Marvel team-up features, Avengers assembler Joss Whedon was brought on board to rival comic book juggernaut DC’s comparison piece to oversee post-production after original helmer Zack Snyder left Justice League following a family tragedy. We will never know completely – save for a hugely-unlikely commentary track on the home release – exactly how steadfastly Whedon stuck to Snyder’s vision, except that Whedon directed newly-penned reshoots yet is only ascribed as a co-writer, leaving Snyder with the sole director credit.

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La La Land (Cinema Review)

12A – 128mins – 2017


 

TAPPED OUT

Expectation can be a cruel bastard. My girlfriend and I – both fans of musicals having recently seen both Thriller Live on tour and Matilda in the West End – had been greatly anticipating the opportunity to finally see the box office behemoth and awards-contender that is La La Land. Everyone has already seen it, and it seems, loved it. Alas, my car broke down on the way to the cinema some weeks ago, meaning our thirst had to wait to be sated until last weekend.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 (DVD Review)

PG – 91mins – 2016


 

WINGS OF… HILARITY!

“Sometimes we do the wrong things for the right reasons.”

After three seasons of Nickelodeon’s Legends of Awesomeness spin-off series, an extended production schedule and the inclusion of a supernatural element into this computer animated martial arts adventure, I was dubious that this third theatrical chapter in the furry-ous fighting franchise might be stretching the concept one step too far – especially with the reveal that the title was the down-right lazy Kung Fu Panda 3. Original(!)

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