Tagged: Comic Book Movies and TV Shows

Superman vs. Batman (2016): How It Should Be Done

“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.”

Red 2 (2013)

“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.”

Batman (1989)

Batman is a testament to how with enough hype, even a fundamentally mediocre film can break box office records and automatically become a ‘classic’ after the requisite number of years have passed.”

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

“The bad news is Kick-Ass 2 isn’t as good as Kick-Ass. There are certain key elements of awesome from the first movie that are absent this time around, and without them there’s just no way to completely recapture the magic. The good news is that those voids have been filled by not-quite-as-awesome-but-still-pretty-awesome new stuff.”

Kick-Ass (2010)

“Most action films are ludicrous to a degree, but this one is almost a cartoon. I felt about as much suspense over Hit-Girl’s fate as I feel concern for Wile E. Coyote’s health after a boulder falls on him.”

VIDEO: Mystery Men (1999)

Solkir explains what he’s been up to for the past few months, and then discusses Mystery Men, based on a comic book you’ve never heard of, starring Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, William H. Macy, and Janeane Garofalo as a team of second-rate superheroes with mostly useless powers.