Unfortunately, DC decided that what the fans enjoyed wasn’t the social commentary and subversions of standard superhero archetypes, bur rather that they were super violent and needlessly dark and poorly proportioned.
With superhero fiction in its infancy, a lot of the early stories starring our heroes haven’t aged well, and not just because of the minstrel show-levels of racism.
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...
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.
What the hell was up with that single nipple spike? He looks like a kid trying to piss off his suburban parents rather than a supervillain on a rampage.
A few enterprising writers realized that these comically outmatched losers could be repurposed and present an actual threat to our favorite heroes.
Another new month is upon us, meaning it’s the time when I would normally go into a long-winded spiel about the kinds of movies you can expect over the next few weeks, but I...
There was a time when a mega-expensive turd like Batman v Superman would have been soul-crushing for comic book fans. Back then, superhero movies were rare and wondrous things. When one sucked, it killed...
A new study published in The Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology suggests super-beings might not be the greatest role models for children, after all.
Lex Luthor is a rather unique example in this series of Movies that Predicted Trump, in that he actually is based on Trump.
Back in 2012, David listed off his top ten favorite Christmas TV specials, and now, he revisits his original list and follows it all up with a few updated ways in which you can watch these classic specials!
David returns from an extended hiatus with a rather appropriate review of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, the epic animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel where a seasoned Batman comes out of retirement
Maybe I’m being too generous, but I think in light of the context that Suicide Squad was made in, it did the best it could with what it had, but really, it was capable of so much more.
“It’s amazing that a 150-minute film has such a flat and underdeveloped story. It really feels like a rush job, or that it’s a film based on cheap fan-service, or made by a committee.”
“Nora Clavicle and the Ladies’ Crime Club” (S3 E19) It’s the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward, and what better way to celebrate than by recapping an episode where it really shows its age?
It’s the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward, and what better way to celebrate than by recapping an episode where it really shows its age?
“This movie got a pretty good reception, but I think that’s just the result of looking good in comparison to Batman & Robin, in the same way that a mediocre baseball team looks good compared to the 1899 Cleveland Spiders.”
More like The Joker Begins. Regardless, it’s one of the great comic book movies of all time!
How are Gothamites handling life one month after the bloody events in Gotham’s season 1 finale ushered in several violent departures?
The real hero behind Batman finally gets credit, proving sometimes the good guys really do win in the end.