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Fantasy – Superheroes

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Unbreakable (2000)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An orignal screenplay Director M. Night Shyamalan Writers/Script M. Night Shyamalan Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Elevator Pitch: David Dunn, a football stadium security man, is the sole survivor of a catastrophic train crash outside Philadelphia and, it seems, as a result is … Continue reading

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Japanese film from 2004 and a manga comic Director Rupert Sanders Writers/Script Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger (The manga comic by Shirow Masamune) Starring Scarlett Johansson, Philou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt Elevator Pitch: In a world were people are able to … Continue reading

Hellboy (2004)

Elevator Pitch. A demonic entity recovered as a baby in 1944 by an American army unit during an attempt by the Nazis to open a portal to the forces of hell, is brought up by Professor Bruttenholm and becomes a paranormal investigator working with a psychic fish person and a pyro-telekinetic lady to combat evil … Continue reading

Thor 2: The Dark World (2013)

Elevator Pitch You may remember the scientists from “Thor”. Well they are on the case again, finding that there are disruptions to the laws of physics, and as a result Jane Foster is infected by a weapon from the Dark World, the evil inhabitants of which had been defeated by Odin’s father, but who have … Continue reading

Deadpool (2016)

Elevator Pitch An irreverend ex-special ops man, after finding love with an attractive prostitute who he marries discovers that he has irreversable cancer, but is recruited by an organisation which says it can cure him. Its leaders put him through extreme hardship in order to awaken his mutant genes and are successful, giving him extreme … Continue reading

Lucy (2014)

Elevator Pitch: Lucy, a student studying in Taipei, is persuaded by a doubtful young man to deliver a shiny metal briefcase to a businessman in the penthouse of a hotel, which when opened contains four packs of a christaline drug. She is assaulted by armed men and wakes up with a sewn up incision in her … Continue reading

Superman 6: Man of Steel (2013)

Elevator Pitch As Krypton is about to be destroyed Jor-El, its chief scientist dispatches his baby son in a spacecraft to Earth. The boy grows up in small town America managing to conceal his superpowers despite the fact that he is saving people from various disasters. He finds and recovers a Krypton spacecraft from the … Continue reading

Captain America 3: Civil War (2016)

Elevator Pitch When Captain America and others are in Lagos, preventing a biological pandemic, innocent bystanders are killed, which results in over 100 countries coming together to limit the activities of the superheroes . Cap and others wish to remain independent while Iron Man, War Machine and friends want to go along with the new … Continue reading

Superman 5: Superman Returns (2006)

Elevator Pitch. After an absence of five years Superman lands in his spikey spacecraft on the same farm as he did as a boy. The woman who became his mother is still the same, but back in the Daily Planet much has changed. Lois Lane is married and has a child, and has written negatively … Continue reading

Blade II (2002)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story The first film, and the Marvel characters. Director Guillermo del Toro Writers/Script David S. Goyer ( Characters by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan) Starring Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Thomas Kretschmann, Luke Goss, Danny John-Jules, Santiago Segura Elevator Pitch Blade, the half human, half … Continue reading

Thor (2011)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters from the Marvel comics Writers/Script Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne (with story by J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Protosevich and characters by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby) Additional Info As usual with Marvel stuff the IMDb trivia is endless, but my favourite item … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Duration 2h 22m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters and stories in the Marvel comics, and the first of these two reboots of the franchise. Writers/Script Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner (story by the scriptwriters plus James Vanderbilt. And not forgetting the Marvel men Stan Lee and Steve Ditko) Additional Info This … Continue reading

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