This is the level of writing in prestige television in its golden age: preemptive declarations of liberal grievances instead of a real plot.
Too often, Hollywood gives us attractive villains and bad-boy heroes. Our narratives are morally muddy. Thankfully, ‘Wonder Woman’ avoids this pitfall.
The new ‘Wonder Woman’ film transcends our political moment and offers something—or rather, someone—both inspiring and thoughtful.
The movie is wrapped up in faux Greek mythology, true, but there’s no mistaking the Christology here.
I’m not against female-led superhero films. I’m against the implication that I owe ‘Wonder Woman’ a certain quota of praise merely because she is a she.
Wonder Woman is a perfect storm of PR disaster. She cannot be written without triggering something that is completely and utterly unacceptable to trigger.
Will Arnett’s performance in ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ puts him in the upper echelon of the many actors who have portrayed Batman on TV and the big screen.
This Batman is the Dark Knight living in the Caped Crusader’s Gotham City, and ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ buries every film in Warner Brothers’ ‘DC Extended Universe.’
The contradiction between Superman’s words and actions in ‘All-Star Superman’ invites readers to consider the tension between relativism and protecting a community’s safety and happiness.
The modern Harley Quinn from ‘Suicide Squad’ should be a social justice warrior’s dream. Yet the group that rallies for ‘choice’ despises any woman who chooses differently.
Marvel Comics is trying to memory-hole its brands during the golden age of superhero films. But it actually makes sense.
Superman, the ultimate symbol of all that is good, has been reduced to a magnet for fear and indignation, betrayed by the very people he wants so badly to protect.
The LGBT lobby says queer representation in comics will only be a success when the mainstream DC and Marvel characters are gay.
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