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Last time on Hex Mix: A mortally wounded Jonah Hex somehow rode his horse two-thirds of the distance across the United States and somehow found his friendly neighborhood Native Americans, who somehow cured him of his bad case of…
Welcome to November! It’s officially the holiday season and the studios are now bringing out their A-game in terms of star-studded special effects extravaganzas. Once again, we at the Agony Booth are here to make knee-jerk assessments about which of…
Previously on Hex, Vexed by Rednecks, Bisects Necks: Turnbull has built a gun big enough to shoot the whole country in the face. Hex resurrected Turnbull’s son—dead at Hex’s hands—to ask where Turnbull was so he could kill him …
Previously on Hex Collects Checks: Bounty hunter and part time medium Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) had to find his old commanding officer/fellow Mustache Club member Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich) in order to prevent him and his band of neo-Confederates…
Last time on Hex Wrecks the Cineplex: Disfigured ex-Confederate bounty hunter Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) narrowly escaped an extremely dumb trap laid by crooked lawmen. He retired to his favorite watering hole for a spot of tortuously dull pillow…
Summer is here and with it comes sun and laughter, unless you have that rare sun allergy and you’re kind of depressed about it. But also movies! Summer is traditionally the time for the biggest, eventiest event movies the studios…
There was a time when a mega-expensive turd like Batman v Superman would have been soul-crushing for comic book fans. Back then, superhero movies were rare and wondrous things. When one sucked, it killed that character’s chance at another big…
Maybe I'm being too generous, but I think in light of the context that Suicide Squad was made in, it did the best it could with what it had, but really, it was capable of so much more.
“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.”
People are freaking out about the Suicide Squad movie and Jared Leto's Joker, and as usual, Sybil has all the answers.
“But it is kind of sad that, even in an Elseworlds title, Bruce Wayne will always have WASP features when, in many ways, Batman would make a lot of sense as a black man.”
“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.”
“Why does a Hawaiian Aquaman make sense when his origins can be ethnically ambiguous? Because of the rest of his story.”
“Batman must never kill or carry a gun, not because it wouldn’t do any good to anyone, but because if he did, he wouldn’t be Batman anymore.”
“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.”
“The great Wonder Woman, once a trippy, unique pulp sci-fi heroine, has been reduced to the generic Xena clone that Gal Gadot will apparently be playing onscreen. Because one warrior princess is the same as another, right?”
“Screw up an Iron Man movie, no one really cares. Screw up a Superman movie, and you’re fucking with modern-day mythology.”
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.