It takes all of 5 minutes into Logan to let us know that we’ve never really seen Wolverine well and truly mad, which in many ways means we’ve never seen Wolverine at all. [Read more…] about Logan Movie Review!
Comic Book Movies
There are two reasons I tensed up at the appearance of the Will Arnett voiced Batman in The Lego Movie, in what was otherwise a carefree smiling romp through the Chris Pratt victory hour.
The first was the idea that Lego Batman would mercilessly mock the Caped Crusader, telling me and every Batfan out there that our comic book hero was nothing but parody. The problem isn’t the jokes so much as the reflection of pop culture at large. Is Batman just a gag everywhere outside of actual comic book readership? [Read more…] about The Lego Batman Movie Review!
I had a revelation reading Wild Cards, the George R.R. Martin co-edited superhero universe anthology, for the first time this past month. When new superhero stories are told with confidence, by effective and committed fans of the craft, it’s thrilling, exciting, and flat out FUN to learn where new characters come from, and to welcome them to this new universe you’re developing.
There’s a reason we fell for origin stories in the…
origin… first place. Where we come from matters, establishing both motivation and character in the canonical carbonite template for all future character appearances. [Read more…] about Dr. Strange Review!: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Origin Movies
It has taken me a clean 45 minutes to type these simple words, as if the guardians of critical integrity and decency are waiting outside my doors with boomerang knives in hand:
I liked Suicide Squad. It’s a good Suicide Squad movie! [Read more…] about Suicide Squad Movie Review! Call Me Crazy, But I Liked It!
You’ll hear a lot about how good Captain America 3: Civil War is over the next few weeks, and about all the box office success it’s having, and it’s true, but that’s not what makes it amazing. I had impossibly high expectations, and Civil War met all of them and then raised me the best version of my favorite comic book character of all time, but that’s not what makes it amazing.
You know what makes Civil War amazing? [Read more…] about Captain America 3: Civil War Review!