Tagged: Batman

Can we stop using the word "reboot"?

Looking at this year’s slate of movie reboots (including Death Wish, Tomb Raider, Venom, Robin Hood: Origins, and Mary Poppins Returns) made me come to a realization: Someday, Disney is going to reboot Star...

A requiem for Zack Snyder’s vision

In the ever-escalating competition for the hearts and minds of fanboys, the summer blockbuster season has now extended well into the winter. First, Disney decided that Star Wars needed to be an annual Christmas...

How influential are film critics?

Recently, director Brett Ratner claimed that the relative failure of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which his company RatPac Entertainment co-financed, can be solely blamed on the website Rotten Tomatoes. For those not in...

3 bizarre superhero comic genre mashups

Expressionist film is incredibly high concept, and trying to mix that with the over-the-top nature of superhero characters is like trying to perform heart surgery with a chainsaw–technically possible, but you’re more likely to end up with a gross mess and a mountain of lawsuits.