“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.”
“Pilot” (S1 E01) For the first time in a long time, we get aspects of the Superman mythos onscreen not weighted down by angst or failed attempts at achieving Christopher Nolan and/or Frank Miller levels of grimness.
Look, up at the TV! It’s some chick who thinks she’s superman. The series premiere of Supergirl has arrived.
“All of these plot points could be used to write three good Superman films. It is a waste that we didn’t even get one.”
“Gods and Monsters is explicitly a ‘what if?’ story, made by someone who loves these characters and wants to play around with them a little.”
Sofie thinks we should take a break from all that seriousness and just have fun.
“Ultimately, Hollywoodland will probably only be remembered for the novelty of Ben Affleck playing Superman years before he played Batman.”
“It’s great to see at least some aspects of the Superman mythos onscreen not weighted down by angst or failed attempts at achieving Christopher Nolan and/or Frank Miller levels of grimness.”
“There’s something almost fetishistic about the way people would love to see the Dark Knight take the Man of Steel down a peg or two.”
“There’s one thing Marvel fans, movie fans, and pretty much all of civilized society are in unanimous agreement upon: Please, not another Spider-Man origin story.”
“Many people seem to be under the impression that modern superhero comics are fundamentally nothing more than male power fantasies about violent Übermenschen going around imposing their will on the world through force and terror.”
“If this isn’t an incredibly messed up metaphor for child grooming (with an added icky layer of pseudo-bestiality), I don’t know what is.”
Classic cartoon underoos for adults! With bonus sexism!
“While many fans of Big Bang Theory are excited, some are wary, especially because they can point to a long list of other TV shows that were cancelled not long after the decision to have two of their main cast walk down the aisle. ”
“Who is this meant to appeal to, exactly? Robots? Vulcans? Oscar the Grouch? Is there a single demographic anywhere in the world that does not like humor at all in their movies?”
“When 2017 rolls around and audiences find themselves being forced to see seven different movies (all within a four-month window) just to keep track of everything going on in multiple universes, we may see a real backlash.”
“Over the years, animated shows have been able to give us solid proof that cartoons made by women, and cartoons made for women (and girls) can be successful. Here are just some of the extremely positive representations of women in different cartoon shows and franchises.”
“Screw up an Iron Man movie, no one really cares. Screw up a Superman movie, and you’re fucking with modern-day mythology.”
“It appears a significant amount of footage has been put back in just to explain continuity gaffes in the Lester Cut that only hardcore OCD Superman fans ever cared about.”
Cecil takes a look at the 2013 Superman reboot Man of Steel, and talks about why it doesn’t deserve the negative attention it gets, going into the most common complaints about the film and offering counterpoints to them.