Monday, January 6 2014
For those who love film (as we do), it's often hard to hate the medium you enjoy so much. In the case of the movies listed here, the ability to loathe was quite easy, actually.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
A classic comic book champion challenges three different takes on the End of the World, while some oddball independents struggle for recognition in this second serving of Summer season spectacle.
Monday, May 5 2014
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.
Monday, August 19 2013
Turning Superman into the übermensch, standing above humanity, espousing a new moral dictum in which 'might makes right', is a contradiction of the film's own logic, and a gross violation of the principles he has traditionally fought to protect.
Tuesday, May 28 2013
The impulse is to "update" Superman, to make him "relevant". But what could be more deadening than making an enduring cultural icon "relevant" to passing trends?
Monday, November 18 2013
Catastrophic violence becomes more central to the Superman mythos than ever before.
Friday, June 14 2013
The familiarity of this story cuts at least two ways in this decidedly not-new version. It means the film will rehearse and reinforce the grandly mythic saga of Superman, and provide rationales for his eyeglasses and his cape.
Tuesday, April 8 2014
By jumping right into the whole Dark Knight/Clark Kent pairing, DC once again shows how clueless it is regarding the handling of their heroes.
Monday, June 17 2013
Why are so many picking on Superman for destroying a few hundred thousand people when his actions clearly save billions?
Wednesday, June 12 2013
Warners is trying to reinvent Superman for the 21st century (yes, again) and, this time, the stakes are even higher.
Thursday, August 4 2011
LOS ANGELES — Laurence Fishburne is going to Metropolis. The Oscar-nominated actor will join the cast of "Man of Steel" in the role of Perry White,