Wednesday, December 31 2014
Superhero cinema had a watershed year in 2014, where it saw its fully postmodern realization. Films like X-Men: Days of Future Past not only interrogate genre tropes; they also upend them.
Sunday, July 6 2014
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media.
Friday, April 4 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Natasha shows up on time, stays on task, drives an awesome Corvette Stingray, and is ever ready to kick or cover anyone's ass.
Monday, April 14 2014
When the film's story showcases the turncoat nature of those in power, it doesn't have the impact -- or the ideas -- of the films from the '70s.
Tuesday, April 1 2014
This is a genuine delight, a smart film without so much of the CG filler these movies can often contain.