As part of the #SaveDaredevil campaign the main organisers behind the campaign are sending a huge gift filled with many letters and pieces of art to the main executives at Marvel TV and I thought I'd Share my Letter
Dear Jeph Loeb and Joe Quesada,
Thank you so much for creating such a great series. To begin with I was largely unaware of who Daredevil was before watching the series, however while I watched the series my love for the character has increased immensely.
Daredevil has become one of my favourite series. One of the main reasons for this is due to Charlie Cox's take on Matt Murdock. His portrayal was fantastic, making me believe in his beliefs and his mission throughout all 3 season and I was always on his side. He also showed the struggles the character faces perfectly, and as balancing being a lawyer and a vigilante can be hard work. Showing Matts exhaustion during and after fights, and how his fighting style changes due to this is genius and something most superhero movies and TV shows overlook, but makes Matt feel like a real human and more relatable rather than an untouchable god. This has made Matt Murdock aka Daredevil one of my all time favourite heroes and has taught me to keep fighting for what I believe in no matter what.
Vincent D'onfrio's take on Wilson Fisk is another major reason as to why Daredevil has become one of my favourite TV shows and a reason why it should be saved. I wasn't a fan of Wilson Fisk before watching the TV show as I thought he was just a businessman who believes he is beyond the law, however Daredevil showed me that he is so much more, the depth of his character is unbelievable and has become one of my favourite comics villains. This show has brought in other amazing characters such as Foggy, Karen, Elektra, The Punisher, Dex that it would be extremely unfair if they were not allowed to finish their story, because they deserve it.
The amount of hours that must have gone into the creation of this show must have been crazy. Every scene, every plot/subplot is important in the over arcing story. No episode is lost to deepening the characters. The writers have intricately created each episode, making sure to honour the previous rules created within previous episodes. The cinematography in the show is one of the best I have ever seen in a TV show, even looking like a movie at points, it is insane how beautiful this show can look at times and the people behind this need to be recognise because will be extremely hard to beat. The fight choreographers also did an incredible job on this series, really showing how brutal Matt has to be to achieve his goal, but also showing his superior skill to most opponents.
Overall this show doesn't deserve to be cancelled. Everything about this show is great and a lot of work has gone into making the show what it is. Daredevil needs to be saved, because people's hard work needs to be recognised more and it doesn't deserve to be cancelled. Finally I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved for this show as it means a lot to so many people and has brought so many people together.
Thank you so much for reading,
Written by Ollie C.
It has been reported, in the last half an hour, that Star Wars: Episode IX (currently untitled) has wrapped filming. The film is due to be released Christmas this year, and post production is already underway on the final installment of the Skywalker-saga.
Director, JJ Abrams- who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, tweeted:
"It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on Episode IX. There is no adequate way to thank this truly magical crew and cast. I’m forever indebted to you all."
Along with this message of relief and joy, he posted a photo of our 3 main cast members: Rey (Daisey Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). You may notice that Rey (left) has her hair in the same style as the beginning of Episode 7, The Force Awakens while Finn sports a longer hairstyle that hasn't been seen before, while Isaac's character's look remains relatively unchanged.
We will keep you all posted as to all Star Wars: Episode IX news, as the title gets revealed and trailers begin! So stay tuned :)
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"My name is Miles Morales. I’m the one and only Spider-Man. At least that’s what I thought"
Written by Ollie C.
Note: This retrospective doesn't contain spoilers for 'Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse'
There aren't many films like this one. There certainly aren't many films that left me feeling the way I did like this one. This film may not only- in my opinion- be the best Spiderman film to date, but one of my favourite films of all time. This is my retrospective, this is my love letter, this is my thank you to everyone behind the making of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.
As mentioned above, this film left an impact on me. Even after the emotional torture Avengers: Infinity War put us through, I wasn't prepared for another film to top it in almost every single creative department. But before I talk about my post-viewing feelings, I will discuss my feelings before I saw this film. Upon arrival to the cinema, I was relatively excited, not expecting much but happy to see a Miles Morales tale on the big-screen. The characters seemed fine, but to be honest, I was a little miffed that it was revealed to include 5 other Spider-people. Boy, how wrong I was. This film delivered. And it delivered sublimely.
Even after the film's opening credits, I was sold. The attention to detail that had gone into crafting this movie was undeniably something to behold, the craftmanship seen in every second was applause-worthy. I was overcome with an emotion not felt with many (if any) films before, I was just in absolute awe. And this wasn't just in relation to the BEA-UTI-FUL visuals before me, but the music, the characters, the acting but most importantly the care- the care that had gone into producing a virtually perfect piece of cinema.
I cried. Yes, I cried on multiple occasions throughout this movie. It's not the film that first comes to mind when you think emotional but for some reason this film grabbed me, and it grabbed me like hell. You may be asking: "Where?" or "Why?" or even "How?" but trust me, this film has so many layers, so many themes, it was hard not to find parts of the film associating to our real lives. One of my main reasons for this was just pure happiness (yes cringe, I know) but this film was an absolute masterpiece, a treat for comic book fans that wasn't heavy on nostalgia yet felt fresh along with familiar. I was so happy that this film was even created, I just couldn't keep it in.
There was also a strong sense of pride with this film, I was proud, so proud that finally, a character that had been sidelined for years was finally getting the film he deserved. Miles Morales, voiced by the wonderfully unique and brilliant Shameik Moore, gave this character so much life and energy and vibrancy that made me connect with him more than I could have ever imagined. I severely underestimated the power of animation, I naively thought that I would never feel the same emotional connection to animated characters than I would with live-action, and again, I was so (massively) wrong.
The multiplicity of themes and layers within this movie was unreal, with one of the main themes being identity, something which- myself included- has struggled to deal with in the past, feeling like you don't fit in, or just simply don't belong. And yes, while I haven't had the same identity struggles as Spider-Man, I recognise the underlying societal messages that the film was addressing. And it couldn't have been summarised any better than in the quote:
"One thing I know for sure. Don't do it like me. Do it like you."
This, along with the beautiful quote from the late and loved Stan Lee, that "[the suit] always fits, eventually" conveys the sort of self-appreciation life lesson that is found in many of Lee's comics from the 60's. It was a beautifully poignant and encapsulating quote that reinforced we may not be superheroes in this reality, but we are all superheroes in ourselves, and there's nothing stopping us doing things the way we want to do them.
This film was a turning point. Not only a turning point in animation- and rightly so, it deserves all the awards it has been winning- but a turning point in movies, wholly. This film highlights the importance of family, friends, independence and interdependence. It highlights the importance of love for those close to us and the need for respect for those different. It most importantly highlights the importance to love ourselves, and if we can love ourselves for who we are, then we can grow. It may "take you long enough" but "eventually, the suit will fit" and we will be who we truly are. So let's embrace that. Embrace the spark in ourselves and know that whatever you choose to do with it, you'll be great. We can be our own superhero.
Thank you, Spider-verse team. You exceeded on delivering a movie that I could have only once wished for.
Written by Josh P. and Ollie C.
With Avengers: Endgame only 3 months away from now, we are here to break down our first TV Spot for the film which gives our first look at some characters that we previously hadn't seen before. Carry on reading below to see our breakdown!
Post the montage of clips of characters we've lost, we see the impacts of the Decimation Event caused by Thanos with Liberty Island and most of the world in ruin after half the Universe was wiped out of existance. It's fair to say that whatever's happened, it doesn't look good.
We then see Chris Evans' Steve Rogers sat in a circle with what looks like army officials discussing the repurcussions of the snappening, as he explains "Some people move on, but not us.... not us". Suggesting that Cap has some serious beef with the mad Titan, so expect a fight when they meet again.
Probably our favourite shot of the trailer, we see Tony Stark and Nebula forging weapons presumably in the Benatar carrying on from the first trailer where we see a hopeless Iron Man giving his goodbye message to "Miss Potts".
We then see Captain America, War Machine, Bruce Banner and Black Widow coming out of Avengers HQ, along with a later shot of Natasha shooting at targets inside the headquaters- preparing for a future fight against (hopefully) the mad titan Thanos.
A quick shot of Rocket Racoon opening a door from what looks a bit like Ahch-To from Star Wars: The Last Jedi- so don't be too surprised if you see a dishevelled Luke Skywalker grabbing his green milk.
Rhody and Scott Lang suiting up in the Avengers Facility in the same room as we see the rest of the team in, during Infinity War (see below)
We get this mysterious out-of-focus shot of Thor wielding Storm-Breaker in a place that looks a bit like Titan 2 however we can't be certain on that. For now we have no clue whatsoever.
Our last shot, apart from the final money shot of the Avengers walking through the facility, we see Hawkeye/Ronin with frankly awesome hair and still using his bow and arrow. What more could you want!
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