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.
Yes, America, this is a story about the legacy of black pride and the civil rights struggle after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
This solid Batman film is continued proof that the problem with the DC live-action universe is more complex than simply blaming Zack Snyder or saying the films are too dark.
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.’
From the very first scene, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ emits a strong message about vocation — that is, the roles in which one serves his or her neighbor.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Use these critics’ reviews to help you find a great movie this weekend.
Marvel Comics is trying to memory-hole its brands during the golden age of superhero films. But it actually makes sense.
The only real conclusion to draw from the recent string of Marvel movies is that the government is a genuinely ineffective machine incapable of handling problems.
Without a false note in its two-and-a-half-hour run, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ may be the best Avengers movie yet.
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.
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