I like to think of myself as pretty well-versed in comic book lore and mythology at this point. There’s a lot of obscure characters out there in Marvel and DC comic canon, which is understandable given that both companies have been around for the better part of a century now. They’re bound to pick up some oddball, one-off heroes and villains along the way. And, … Continue reading The Suicide Squad: James Gunn Finally Unleashed
This week, after years of fan demand, internet crusading, and overwhelming amounts of baseless speculation and theorizing, Zack Snyder’s near-deified cut of 2018’s Justice League was released to streaming services. Zack Snyder’s Justice League, otherwise known as “The Snyder Cut,” is a 4-hour, massively ambitious, and extremely anticipated operatic epic that takes the same basic plot and structure of the officially released theatrical cut, and … Continue reading The Consequences of Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Joker is a frustratingly enigmatic movie, to the point where I’m having an incredibly difficult time deciding what exactly I think of it. It is, undoubtedly, a well-made film, by all technical standards. It’s brilliantly acted, has beautiful cinematography, stunning camerawork, and an incredible score. It has a methodical, captivating story, with complex, grounded characters. Based solely on the sum of its parts, Joker is … Continue reading The Inexplicable and Guilty Allure of Joker
I feel like I’ve been pretty clear at this point on my opinion of superhero movies. I grew up reading comics, so seeing them on the big screen, fully realized, is something that never ceases to entertain me. Honestly, I even tend to love the bad ones. But I’ll also be the first to admit that the genre has some problems. Among other things, the … Continue reading Shazam: Wait, DC Movies Can Be Fun?