Author: Joshua Bell

Game of Thrones “Oathkeeper”

“If you film a duck and say it’s not a duck, it’s still a fucking duck. No thinking person in their right mind could look at this scene and call it ‘consensual’.”

Top 4 reasons Captain America should be gay

“We’re in an age where fans are demanding diversity, and it’s a lot more effective to simply modify existing superheroes than to make new ones and hope they become popular. So just for the sake of argument, here are the top four reasons why Marvel should make Captain America a gay man.”

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

“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.”

10 Movies the Oscars Forgot in 2013

“Every year their choices are boring and predictable, and every year there are scores of deserving movies that get overlooked. So I thought instead of the usual routine, I would make a list of those movies instead.”

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.”

Krrish 3 (2013)

“And a Silver Age Superman story this is, right down to the core. At less than a quarter of the budget, Krrish 3 satisfies in ways Man of Steel utterly failed to do.”

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.”

Pacific Rim 2: 10 Things We Want to See

“Guillermo del Toro certainly seems optimistic about a sequel, having already dropped hints on several plot details he has in mind. And being a massive nerd, I have a few of my own. So in no particular order, here are ten things I’d like to see happen in Pacific Rim 2.”

The Wolverine (2013)

“It gets really, really dumb. It honestly starts feeling uncomfortably like a deleted scene from X-Men Origins: Cheap-looking CGI, nonsensical plot developments, and laughable execution. The only thing that prevents it from having the worst payoff to a mystery in a movie this year is the fact that Star Trek Into Darkness came out.”

Pacific Rim (2013)

“I’ve been looking forward to Pacific Rim ever since it was first announced. An American take on Japanese kaiju movies and mecha sci-fi directed by monster lover Guillermo del Toro? I was sold three times over before a single piece of advertising was released.”

Man of Steel (2013)

The first flying sequence is worth the price of admission all on its own. The scope and sense of wonder it evokes is overwhelming, as Superman rockets across the globe, through the clouds, and into space, grinning all the while. Because how can you not have fun when you’re Superman? I caught myself unconsciously whispering, “make me believe, make me believe” in a disturbingly erotic fashion that I’m sure was very uncomfortable for those sitting next to me.