Empty movies that mean only to virtue signal leave people wondering if it’s possible to create a quality superhero movie with minority leads.
What would happen if the good people sworn to defend the population were narcissistic, self-serving, and at times downright evil?
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.
In this animated ‘Batman’ episode, Adam West plays an actor typecast as a masked hero in a commentary on fandom.
Ultimately, this is a film not just about massive battles between good and evil, about flashy tech and iron suits, it is a look into the human soul, and what we are willing to do to overcome.
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.
In the Marvel cinematic universe, the evolution of Thanos tracks with the devolution of western culture and the glorification of death.
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.
America has two Captain Marvels. One debuted last month but the original is hitting screens now, and ‘Shazam’ is a better movie.
Catwoman’s introduction is a very mixed bag of artistic highs and lows in this animated production of the Batman storyline.
A poor introduction of the Penguin makes for one of the series’ weakest episodes.
‘Captain Marvel’ provides filler until the larger-scale ‘Avengers: Endgame’ arrives next month but seems lacking in commitment, ambition, and innovation.
Two-Face’s thematically rich origin story is among the top episodes of the series.
The series’ first original villain—the Sewer King—is a dud who fails to capitalize on obvious themes of the Batman mythos.
The introduction of Poison Ivy reveals more about Bruce Wayne – and the ambitions of the series.
Mark Hamill’s Joker gets his first memorable line: ‘You killed Captain Clown!’
Superhero movies, more than any other creation or institution of the last two decades, have created a common culture.
Their partnership was tense, but Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were pioneers.
While the characters he co-created will go down as his big contribution, Stan Lee should gain the most credit for being the greatest advocate of comics.
We’re back to that original conflict of Season 1: What if the devil is stronger? What if he wins?
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