“Who are you people?”
There’s a point in Captain Marvel where our titular hero is told by a male biker to crack a smile. A suggestion which she swiftly treats with the contempt it deserves: a hard stare and the theft of his motorbike. If only the seeming hordes of manbabies who spent actual time from their actual “lives”…
“You are a vicious snowflake.”
“I’m just waiting for the right moment.”
“My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. They were never meant to meet. But their love saved the world. They made me what I am: a son of the land, a king of the seas. I am the protector of the deep. I am… Aquaman.”
“We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.”
“So, perhaps we’ve learned when day is done, some stuff and nonsense could be fun!”
“Bumblebee, our war rages on. You must protect Earth, and its people.”
2018, the year that Thanos snapped his fingers, decimated half of the universe’s population and yet somehow still left enough people to make Venom one of the year’s highest grossing films. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise continued to insist on flinging himself out of helicopters and off cliff faces, Disney marched toward world domination, Johnny Depp stubbornly…
Into the Spider-Verse is a dizzying cocktail of vibrant colour, creative energy, action and humour. It takes the most frequently retold of origin stories and retells it in a way that surprises, delights and feels fresher than any other comic book movie in 2018.
Eight films deep, and just like the character that started it all the series shows no signs of quitting.
Just to preface this, I’ll note that Harry Potter is well and truly my jam. I was there buying the books at midnight. I lapped up each and every one of the movie adaptations. I’ve visited the studios twice, have Potter Funko Pops, wands, mugs, keyrings and chocolate frogs. I’ve literally been there, seen it…