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The Film Lawyers

Film reviews that don't follow precedent

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May 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse may be the worst superhero film of the year

By: Muneeb Arshid

You can call it a pre-sequel, an origin of an origin, or any other cliche comic book trope, but at the end of the day, the only thing that will be remembered of X-Men: Apocalypse is the intense lack of nothingness happening in the film. Continue reading “X-Men: Apocalypse may be the worst superhero film of the year”

Neighbors 2 in “15 seconds or less”

THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!

By: Akram Shaban

In this review, I’m going to describe why I liked Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising by analyzing a scene of it. Most of you will think I’m giving it too much credit, which is true. But it’s interesting nonetheless. In case you’re wondering, spoiler alert. Also, in case you’re wondering, I care as little about spoilers as I care about Donald Trump’s views on his own level of intelligence.

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CHAK DE INDIA this isn’t; avoid the bakwaas (awfulness) that is AZHAR

By: Samar Khan

I go into this review with equal amounts trepidation and excitement. Trepidation because the film I am going to be discussing was a colossal failure in terms of what it set out to achieve and excitement because it contained a strong focus on the legal system.
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Superhero internal conflict galore in Captain America: Civil War.

By: Muneeb Arshid

Were you on Team Ironman or Team Cap, as the trailers for Marvel’s newest blockbuster have been constantly asking about? That’s a question that many people were contemplating and many made their decisions as to their position in the major Marvel Civil War that was to come. Not only did Civil War come, it arrived with a bang!  Continue reading “Superhero internal conflict galore in Captain America: Civil War.”

Ant-Man doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s great!

By: Akram Shaban

Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellow Jacket. It’s the type of movie you think they made because Marvel still doesn’t have the rights to Spider-Man and the X-Men. Continue reading “Ant-Man doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s great!”

Iron Man 3 can’t decide whether it wants to be taken seriously as part of the MCU.

By: Muneeb Arshid

Can you feel it in the air? Yes, we’re mere hours away from the general release of Captain America: Civil War but we still have two more films to cover in this section of our reviews of the MCU. Iron Man 3 which will be the topic of this review and Ant-Man in the next day or so.

Continue reading “Iron Man 3 can’t decide whether it wants to be taken seriously as part of the MCU.”

Robert Redford + Superheroes gives you the excellence that is Captain America: The Winter Soldier

By: Samar Khan

Hail Hydra

Very rarely can one watch a film (especially a superhero film in a well established Cinematic Universe) and still be able to consider the film great for both fans of a series and newcomers to a series. Marvel knocks it out of the park with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, whose grounded (as much as a film about super-soldiers can be grounded) superhero style meshes extremely well with the political thriller format popularized in the 1970’s and 80’s. Continue reading “Robert Redford + Superheroes gives you the excellence that is Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

This year’s surprise musical hit is Indie gem Sing Street

By: Muneeb Arshid

As we head into May, we are now officially at the beginning of the summer blockbuster season. That will become much more apparent next week with the release of that new Marvel superhero romp. Continue reading “This year’s surprise musical hit is Indie gem Sing Street”

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