“Maybe I hadn’t given Singer enough credit before, and X2 would be a lot better than I remember it being. It wasn’t. It was worse. Way worse.”
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“Jesus, maybe it’s just the line reading the actress gives, but the only way this scene could be less subtle is if Wolverine suddenly broke into a song and dance routine.”
Nonsense ensues when the Birds are forced to protect a mob boss (Mitch Pileggi) who killed one of their own. It’s not nearly as cool as it sounds.
“I wish I could say this film had potential. But potential would imply that someone gave a shit.”
Renegado has seen the sequel to the reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, despite not having watched the first one. Did avoiding the tired origin story make watching this movie more enjoyable? Watch the review and find out!
“Clips and trailers for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 started dropping, and I continued to play it cool, when on the inside I was crying tears of pure joy.”
An enemy from Barbara Gordon’s past returns for revenge, in the worst episode (so far… again!) of an already awful series.
“Even with all of Lester’s silly comedy bits, Superman II is still superior to any other superhero movie that would come along for decades.”
Cecil takes a look back at the 1990 Captain America.
“It’s funny that in a world inhabited by iron-clad, god-like, and star-spangled superheroes, we end up with such bland and boring villains.
“So there’s the real lesson of the movie: it’s what’s on the inside that counts, as long as the outside looks like Chris Evans on a five-hour-a-day workout regimen.”
“So noticing that its successor 300: Rise of an Empire has actually attempted to be a story about something deeper, with multiple layers, symbolism, and themes, I’m at a loss to decide whether or not that’s actually a good thing.”
The Huntress meets Darkstrike, a new superhero with the same terrible fashion sense as her, as Birds of Prey recycles plots from four episodes ago.
The Huntress goes undercover for some reason, and Sybil talks about the importance of a good intro.
Dinah meets her mother, the original Black Canary (Lori Loughlin!) in a perfect storm of terrible writing.
In New Gotham, metahumans are being killed by their own powers, and it turns out to be the work of a self-hating metahuman serial killer. This is the point where it all goes wrong, and we start to see Birds of Prey for what it really is: the worst.
Solkir’s 13-part look at the WB’s short-lived superhero series Birds of Prey continues with “Slick”, where the Birds battle an evil metahuman who can turn into water.
In part one of a 13-part series, Sybil looks at the both the aired and unaired pilots of Birds of Prey, the WB series loosely based on the DC Comics series of the same name, featuring Batman side characters Oracle, the Huntress, and not-Black Canary fighting the evil schemes of Harley Quinn.
“Now to me, starting off with the concept of Superman and Batman beating each other’s brains out for two hours is just getting off on the wrong foot. It doesn’t really fit the characters, it’s a waste of potential, and it’s just plain not very interesting.”
“The script keeps adding twists and turns to the story, giving us several moments where you think the movie’s just about over, only to end up having to sit through another chase sequence.”