superheroes

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Will Never Rise from the Ashes

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Will Never Rise from the Ashes

Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix might be the most bumbling, mishandled Marvel Film ever produced.

The Highs Are Higher, the Lows Lower in ‘Deadpool 2’

The Highs Are Higher, the Lows Lower in ‘Deadpool 2’

The first half of Deadpool 2, in which Vanessa is murdered and Wade becomes purposeless and suicidal, is a slog. The second half, where Wade commits to defending an angry teenage mutant, positively soars with fantastic action and some of the funniest superhero film moments in years.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Destroys and Discards the Thor Mythos

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Has the Most Relatable Peter Parker

James Mangold’s ​’Logan​’ Depicts Wolverine’s Worst Nightmare

James Mangold’s ​’Logan​’ Depicts Wolverine’s Worst Nightmare

In Mangold's Logan, an elderly, sick surrogate father and a young, estranged, emotionally-scarred "daughter" come to rely entirely on the aged Wolverine who is now but a haunted, battered, suicidal husk. It's nothing like superhero films that came before.

8 Low-Budget Films That Delivered Big

8 Low-Budget Films That Delivered Big

Money isn't everything, although in filmmaking it counts for a lot. These eight films defied their minuscule budgets.

‘Doctor Strange’: It’s About Time

‘Doctor Strange’: It’s About Time

Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange is a surprisingly cerebral, emotionally relatable film. It's also wrapped in some of the most exciting and unique blockbuster visuals seen in years.

From Zeus to Superman: Why Do Superheroes Keep Coming Back?

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: The Apocalypse of Comic Book Films

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: The Apocalypse of Comic Book Films

The filmmakers’ attempt to mask X-Men: Apocalypse’s lack of purpose and thematic unity with a stunning density of characters, plot lines, and fan service. But we see behind the mask.

Josh Trank’s Comic Book Film ‘Fantastic Four’ Could Have Been a Kitschy Splendor

Unbecoming Woman: ‘Dark Phoenix’ and the Dethronement of the Wealthy White Male Hero

Never Ending Endings in ‘The Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Game of Thrones’

Never Ending Endings in ‘The Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Game of Thrones’

In both The Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones, the key conflicts are not between good and evil, as one might think, but between the beginnings and endings of their stories.