Tagged: Comic Book Movies and TV Shows

Fantastic Four (2015), a recap (part 6 of 7)

Previously: After an apparent year of absolutely nothing happening in the lives of our heroes, they all got put to work by the military, much to the dismay of Sue and her dad. Meanwhile, Reed was on the run in Central America, where despite his crafty brownface disguise, the government was able to track him down and use Ben to apprehend him.

Fantastic Four (2015), a recap (part 2 of 7)

Previously: Reed Richards and Ben Grimm were young kids who, despite Reed’s best efforts, grew up to be teenagers. Reed finally got someone to take notice of his teleportation machine, which turned out to actually be a portal into another dimension, because this is the version of the Fantastic Four where nobody goes into space or gets bombarded by cosmic rays....

Black superhero movies, ranked

It’s the eve of the release of Marvel’s Black Panther, widely expected to break multiple box office records, not the least of which being the biggest superhero film of all time starring a black lead. In the tradition of…

Female superhero movies, ranked

Expectations are sky-high for this weekend’s debut of Wonder Woman, the very first female-led superhero movie to premiere since the era of cinematic universes kicked off roughly ten years ago. And if it proves to be a hit, it’ll…

Doctor Strange (2016): Fun, but forgettable

Considering their earlier efforts to downplay or explain away any and all “supernatural” characters and occurrences in the MCU as simply “aliens” or “really advanced science”, I do get the impression that Marvel made this movie less because they wanted to than because the fans wanted them to.

V for Vendetta (2005)

“It dangles the possibility of an extreme group taking over and placing anyone of certain ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, and immigrant status into concentration camps which, thanks to the current presidential election cycle, doesn’t seem that farfetched at the moment.”