‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Review

guardians2Guardians of the Galaxy was easily the most obscure property that Marvel studios have set their sights on adapting, and the only really surprising announcement since they made since the MCU’s inception. It was a risk that paid off though, with the film being arguably Marvel Studios’ most unique entry, both content and quality-wise. It certainly tends to lie near the top of any fan’s ranking (I’ve got it at 3 myself). With the addition of this sequel though, confidently the strongest ‘part 2’ of any MCU series yet, they might well prove to be the Studios’ biggest stars. Continue reading

Action Week: ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’ Review

kickboxer-vengeanceThere had been rumours of a remake of 1989’s Kickboxer – an early success for Jean-Claude Van Damme that itself spawned 4 sequels in the early nineties – for some time now. Upon its eventual release now in 2016, the producers are apparently so sure about their reboot of the series that a second film, titled Kickboxer: Retaliation, has already been filmed and is slated for release within the year. But is such confidence in their new series warranted? Continue reading