The new Netflix-Marvel series asks interesting questions about human dignity, but falls into individualism and identity politics instead of answering them.
This is the level of writing in prestige television in its golden age: preemptive declarations of liberal grievances instead of a real plot.
So, does the film do away with Uncle Ben’s nugget of wisdom, ‘With great power comes great responsibility’? No, it’s just softer in this film.
This new ‘Spider-Man’ has none of the sweetness of the old comics or movies, none of the suffering—but all the gadgets and heroism audiences want.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ affords the opportunity to compare Peter’s pursuit to wield super-powers responsibly with other, older heroes’ endeavors to do the same.
In watching ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ you know for sure that the good guys will win at no cost to themselves or anyone who matters. That’s not a good movie. It’s cheap therapy.
Captain America says, ‘Heritage Initiative. They call themselves a ‘think tank,’ but—’ X-Men leader Kitty Pryde interrupts: ‘they’re a bunch of anti-mutant racists.’
Ashe Schow joins the Federalist Radio Hour to talk campus insanity, the narratives of the liberal media, and the social justice warrior inspired comic books.
This new flick is the consummate summer blockbuster, jammed with everything that makes it fun to go to the movies.
So long as James Gunn keeps dishing out fantastic music and witty dialogue, his films will offer audiences something no other Marvel series can.
‘Legion’ has shown filmmakers and showrunners how to make a bad guy very, very good.
Their comic books have lost their core of good storytelling, and are instead pandering to social justice warriors and offering phony diversity pushes.
Rather than on superpowers, FX’s ‘Legion’ focuses much more on treating (and supposedly saving) a broken man dealing with his demons, figurative and otherwise.
Keeping the focus on the action’s effects on the characters keeps characters central, giving us a human superhero story. Other Marvel movies lack this.
Here’s what is really at stake in ‘Deadpool’ and what its success says about dark changes in American individualism.
Luke Cage might as well be Achilles. All the markers are there.
Marvel Comics is trying to memory-hole its brands during the golden age of superhero films. But it actually makes sense.
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