Spider-Man: Homecoming: What Makes A Good Spider-Man?

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. 

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Wonder Woman Review – Painfully Average

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. 

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Should Some Franchises Stay Dead?

For quite some time now, the gaming and cinema industry has been engulfed in a phenomenon of bringing old ideas back from the dead. Nowadays, it seems like any past franchise, presumed to be forever dormant, has the chance of being revived through a reboot, remake, or sequel. Of course, there’s no problem with a studio or a group of creatives going back to a series to realise unfulfilled potential, especially if there’s an audience for it, but I wouldn’t be mentioning any of this if there wasn’t some kind of inherent problem. 

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Has Hollywood Run Out Of Ideas? No.

The sentiment that Hollywood has run out of original ideas is not exactly a new one. For years now, thanks to a barrage of superhero films, adaptations, and remakes, people have been proclaiming that the movie industry is gone of the originality it once thrived on. However, if you just look and think a little deeper, you’ll find that when it comes to entertainment, creativity and innovation is rarely ever the problem. 

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Should The DC Films Reboot?

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. 

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The Myth Of Genre Fatigue In Entertainment

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 »