Empty movies that mean only to virtue signal leave people wondering if it’s possible to create a quality superhero movie with minority leads.
Blade’s sword-wielding, crime-fighting ways — and the progression of the trilogy itself — gave us all the opportunity to learn the name Thanos.
The filmmakers didn’t seem to want to follow the plot much. Or develop characters. Or stay true to some of the more interesting parts of the comics.
The Avengers series raises questions that cut to the essence of human nature, and ‘Endgame’ is the last chance for America to get the answers we deserve.
Perhaps not having enormous sums of money to spend on CGI forced the show to do a better job of character development than most big-budget superhero films.
‘Captain Marvel’ provides filler until the larger-scale ‘Avengers: Endgame’ arrives next month but seems lacking in commitment, ambition, and innovation.
Superhero movies, more than any other creation or institution of the last two decades, have created a common culture.
The film presents as something shallow and not really worthy of deep critical attention. Then it feeds the viewers deep issues in rather overt ways.
The screenwriters somehow managed to make the character seem smaller and weaker inside a film that was supposed to be all about the Black Panther.
If you forget that Wakanda is supposed to be in East Africa, it starts to sound an awful lot like a Trumpian fantasy land.
‘Justice League’ is more of the same action-packed boredom that Zack Snyder began in ‘Man of Steel’ and perfected in ‘Batman v Superman.’
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.
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.
In recent years, Hollywood has often grappled with movies that should appeal to the activist female demographic but can deliver unpredictable results. Like ‘Wonder Woman.’
The film’s egotistical celestial is exactly the sort of figure atheists condemn. Thankfully, whatever else the Christian God may be, he is not Ego.
‘Legion’ has shown filmmakers and showrunners how to make a bad guy very, very good.
The film proffers a bleak, hopeless world in which the only hero to be found—Wolverine—embraces endless violence, and cannot offer redemption.
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