The Gritty and the Real: Unpacking the Realism Trope in Superhero Films | 5 May 2014 // 8:30 PM
The only thing that can be done with film better than comics is spectacle. Thinking otherwise betrays a lack of respect for comics, and a pretentiousness about film.
Missed Opportunities in 'Fantastic Four' | 8 Aug 2015 // 5:00 AM
Angry teenagers in the midst of superheros' origin stories.
Fantastic Four (2005) | 11 Dec 2005 // 6:00 PM
The superpowers bring trauma, anger, and confusion, and eventually a sense of responsibility, as the crew decides to do good with what they've got.