Bring Back the League (of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

Unfavourably received, unfairly remembered, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen deserves better. CRAZY ADVENTURE Following successes like Blade and X-Men and the improvements in CGI special effects, this crazy comic book adventure tried to inject some wild verve and stylish visuals to bring a beloved comic book to life. By the time of its release, on set tensions had poisoned relations between … Continue reading Bring Back the League (of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

Quarantine Watch #4: Iron Man 2 and Spider-Man Far From Home

Some spoilers in this retrospective. Mostly for the Spider-Man discussion below. I'm not a fan of Iron Man 2. Yet as I've recently rewatched Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, I thought I could try another look at the first Iron Man sequel. Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko I remember being disappointed with the film … Continue reading Quarantine Watch #4: Iron Man 2 and Spider-Man Far From Home

CAPTAIN AMERICA: How the heroes are introduced in Avengers Assemble – 4

One useful exercise when examing moving image in a Media course is to investigate how characters are introduced through FILM LANGUAGE. By looking at the SHOT TYPE, CAMERA ANGLE, COMPOSITION and USE OF COLOUR - indeed the whole MISE EN SCENE, you can "decode" the messages that the filmmakers are trying to present to the … Continue reading CAPTAIN AMERICA: How the heroes are introduced in Avengers Assemble – 4

BRUCE BANNER: How the heroes are introduced in Avengers Assemble – 3

One useful exercise when examing moving image in a Media course is to investigate how characters are introduced through FILM LANGUAGE. By looking at the SHOT TYPE, CAMERA ANGLE, COMPOSITION and USE OF COLOUR - indeed the whole MISE EN SCENE, you can "decode" the messages that the filmmakers are trying to present to the … Continue reading BRUCE BANNER: How the heroes are introduced in Avengers Assemble – 3

NATASHA ROMANOFF: How the heroes are introduced in Avengers Assemble – 2

One useful exercise when examing moving image in a Media course is to investigate how characters are introduced through FILM LANGUAGE. By looking at the SHOT TYPE, CAMERA ANGLE, COMPOSITION and USE OF COLOUR - indeed the whole MISE EN SCENE, you can "decode" the messages that the filmmakers are trying to present to the … Continue reading NATASHA ROMANOFF: How the heroes are introduced in Avengers Assemble – 2

NICK FURY: How the heroes are introduced in Avengers Assemble – 1

One useful exercise when examing moving image in a Media course is to investigate how characters are introduced through FILM LANGUAGE. By looking at the SHOT TYPE, CAMERA ANGLE, COMPOSITION and USE OF COLOUR - indeed the whole MISE EN SCENE, you can "decode" the messages that the filmmakers are trying to present to the … Continue reading NICK FURY: How the heroes are introduced in Avengers Assemble – 1