Unlike many other popular superheroes in the ‘mainstream’, Spider-Man is different in that his traits extend far beyond his two identities of civilian and crime fighter. For an early comic book hero, there is a surprising amount of depth to the character when it is done right. In fifteen years or so, we’ve seen three different actors portray Spidey in three different film franchises: Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire), The Amazing Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (Tom Holland). From these three interpretations of the same hero, audiences are able to effectively ‘observe’ what makes the character engaging.
What sucks about Wonder Woman has nothing to do with the quality of the movie itself but with the expectations that have surrounded it. As a female-led action film, it wasn’t predicted by its studio to be especially profitable, and in the years before, there was doubt about whether a Wonder Woman film would even get made. But now that it’s out there, the movie seems to be suffering from a different problem. Don’t be a fool to the raving critics and the high review-aggregate scores, Wonder Woman is quite mediocre as a product on its own—an average superhero movie. But with all the hype surrounding it, I couldn’t help but feel as if it were almost worse than standard.
Before seeing this film, I wanted to be able to sit down here and like everybody else, call Logan the best X-Men film to date. However, unfortunately, that isn’t the case.
The DC cinematic universe has been on a downward spiral for quite a while now. The critical consensus for their films so far has ranged from good to terrible. And you know it’s really bad when two-thirds of those movies have been nominated for awards at the Razzies. But now, the released films aren’t the only ones in trouble. It’s clear public knowledge that several of DC’s upcoming projects aren’t going through the best of times in their development stage.
Genre fatigue is something that can occur in audiences for all forms of entertainment. It’s an affliction caused when people begin to feel bored with a particular category of movies, books, or video games. However, the idea of genre fatigue is something I’ve never fully understood at its initial level. For example, it implies that a person can become sick of comedies; yet, who in the right mind would get bored of laughing?Read More »
While the crazy visuals and magic featured in Doctor Strange’s promotional material, may lend the idea that this is a fresh new film from Marvel Studios, its formula and plot are unfortunately not as experimental or original as its digital effects. However, the movie isn’t exactly ruined by this one caveat, still remaining an enjoyable superhero popcorn flick.
Suicide Squad is a bad movie. At least, that’s what countless reviews all over the internet will tell us. The general consensus of the film is that while it has some fun moments, the overall experience is pretty subpar, with strange pacing, a muddled plot, and too many characters and stories going on for any of them to make a real impact. If it sounds like I’m describing Batman v Superman, then you’re right.