Though only at the end of March, 2016 already looks set to be the year of the ‘Superhero’.
In February we had Deadpool, the quirky action / comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin. He may be one of the lesser known Marvel men, but the film proved a hit with audiences, and has retained a remarkable IMDb rating of 8.4 even after almost two months on the circuit. Better known and equally impressive is the paring of not just one, but two DC Comics’ superheroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film stormed cinemas at the end of March, with attendance figures which proved the public’s appetite for epic scale destruction shows no signs of abating any time soon.
Just as well as the two said films are only a taster for what’s to come as the year plays out. Several Marvel heroes back, with Chris Evans reprising his role as the USA’s namesake in Captain America: Civil War at the end of April, whilst the whole X rated gang reappear in X-Men: Apocalypse a month later.
Not to be outdone DC will finish the year with a bang introducing a new band of characters in their first – though unlikely to be last – big screen outings. August sees the bizarrely named Suicide Squad (pictured), featuring old familiars like Batman and The Joker as they team up with the alluring Enchantress and Harley Quinn in a fight for justice, before Benedict Cumberbatch debuts in October as the conceited but heroic Doctor Strange.
With such a host of weird and wonderful characters, there seems only one way the cinema can do them justice. On the biggest screen you can find at Cineworld’s IMAX. The cinema chain will be showing the films – along with a host of other top releases – in the IMAX (short for Image MAXimum) format – where films are seen on screens seventy two feet or more in height – making it ideal for big screen epics where explosions and CGI effects are the norm, and so that the audience themselves can feel part of the action.
This article has been sponsored by Cineworld