“Buffy stars were soon on the cover of every other issue ( or so it seemed)”
We had superb access to – and devoted untold pages to – Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla. Something of a bad decision that. Hell, at least we had the sense not to put John Travolta’s Battlefield Earth on the cover. The Blair Witch Project launched a trend for cheap and dingy – sorry, found- footage – films that persists to this day, while The Matrix changed special FX forever, introducing “bullet time” to the zeitgeist.
Most importantly, the seeds of what would become the mighty Marvel Cinematic Universe were being sown. Popular opinion suggests it was Bryan Singer’s brilliant X- Men ( 2000) that redrew the blueprint for superhero movies for the new millennium, but the original Blade in ’ 98 was the quiet big bang of this phenomenon… Dave Golder