Film review: ‘AVENGERS: ENDGAME’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

After 11 years and a seemingly endless procession of ear drum and eyeball pummelling films, the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to a close with the three-hour behemoth Avengers: Endgame. This collision of superhero action flick, high-tech sci-fi film, Tolkienesque fantasy epic and pompous Wagnerian myth has so far received reviews verging on the orgasmic with some

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Film review: THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, from ‘Built For Speed’

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the 11th Marvel comics cinema adaptation and the series is feeling a little tired.  The first Iron Man and Avengers films cleverly balanced dynamic action with cheeky humour and an inventive vision of futuristic technology but the many Marvel superhero films that have followed, including Age of Ultron, have, unfortunately, become tiresome and infuriatingly cluttered

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Film review: LUCY from Built For Speed

French director Luc Besson’s energetic, ballsy but occasionally crass and simple-minded action thrillers have left him almost as divisive a figure as Michael Bay.  His latest movie Lucy, which stars Scarlett Johansson, will no doubt provoke vitriolic responses from both supporters and detractors.  Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, an innocent American student living in Taipei who has somehow hooked up with

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