Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad Has Its Moments, But It Wastes So Much Potential

There’s a lot of internet nonsense surrounding Suicide Squad. Film critics released scathing reviews after the media embargo lifted, and fans got pissed, petitioning Rotten Tomatoes (You geniuses know Warner Bros has ownership stakes in the site, right?) and boosting ratings for Suicide Squad on iMDB, despite haven’t actually seeing the movie. And now that Suicide Squad is doing well at the box office (by August standards), people are like “Critics are worthless!” *sigh* Continue reading “Suicide Squad Has Its Moments, But It Wastes So Much Potential”

Movie still from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v. Superman: Is It Really as Bad as Everyone Says It Is?

A beautiful disaster. A very expensive reaction video for Man of Steel. A super-sized bore. Yawn of Justice. These are just samplings of things critics have written about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And while I do enjoy some of the snarky zingers, particularly those directed at Warners Bros for their nearsighted money-grab of a cinematic universe, I don’t totally agree with the reviews. Continue reading “Batman v. Superman: Is It Really as Bad as Everyone Says It Is?”

Zack Snyder's Man of Steel

Man of Steel: The Superman Movie We’ve Been Waiting For?

I think most Superman fans will probably agree with me when I say that there really hasn’t been a good film adaptation of the comic book hero’s story. The Christopher Reeve movies were good for their time, and the TV show Smallville was actually pretty good, but otherwise, Superman hasn’t been successful on the big screen (just remember the godawful Superman Returns). That’s why Man of Steel was getting so much buzz. Continue reading “Man of Steel: The Superman Movie We’ve Been Waiting For?”

Batman vs. Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises, Falls, Growls…

Before I start this movie review, I want to take a moment to mention the infamous violence that will unfortunately and quite possibly forever be associated with The Dark Knight Rises. I’m not going to debate about gun control or the lack of emergency preparedness because such politicizing would be insulting to the victims and their families; and I certainly won’t assume to understand the motives of a person who had a mind to kill innocent people he never knew. But I want you to think, as I did during the movie, about this event in terms of our love-hate relationship with violence.

I, for one, am not someone who believes that watching violent movies or playing violent video games makes people violent. Do I think it overexposes us to violence and makes us numb to it? Yes. But a violent mind is bred biologically, psychologically, and behaviorally—not manipulated solely by sources of entertainment. Now that you understand where I’m coming from, I want to you to think about something.  Continue reading “The Dark Knight Rises, Falls, Growls…”