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Batman vs Superman vs Audience Expectations: Spoiler Review is GO!

April 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

So last week, I offered up my spoiler-free review of Batman vs Superman, discussing the film in broad strokes because it hadn’t been out long enough to drop a bunch of spoilers all over everything. Now, though? Now, it’s been out almost two weeks. So I’m going ALL-SPOILER, ALL THE TIME. But first, a confession: Last week, I called Batman vs Superman the best super hero movie ever, and in doing that I am guilty of a bit of hyperbole. Of guilding the lily. Of saying something [...]

Don’t Believe the Hype: Batman vs Superman is the Best Super Hero Movie Ever

March 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

So, yeah… After a headline like that, I guess I got some ‘splainin’ ta do. But I’m dead serious. Batman vs Superman is the best super hero movie I’ve ever seen. I understand that I’m largely alone in this opinion. Even the friends I saw it with were mostly luke-warm on the film, and think I understand why. It’s not perfect by any means, and if you don’t buy into it from the get-go, I’m sure its flaws loom large. That buy-in may be tough for [...]

A Good and Decent Man (of Steel)

June 17, 2013 // 48 Comments

Man of Steel by Christopher Nolan, David Goyer, Zack Snyder, and a bunch of other Hollywood people So I went to see the new Superman movie this weekend. Really enjoyed it. It’s not a perfect film, by far. It’s written in full epic movie style, with all the overblown melodrama that implies. But I like its approach to the super hero genre. It has a contemplative tone and hard-hitting action, and it treats Superman’s very familiar power set as an object of awe and wonder. [...]