Tag Archives: superheroes

Justice League (2017) Review

First thoughts are that this was way better than Batman v Superman (2016). The story is at least comprehensible, which is low hanging fruit when it comes to improvements and the least they could do. So, in a rather straightforward fashion, … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

7.5/10 2017 is shaping up to be an amazing year for comic book movies. First we got Logan, giving a strong ending to the X-Men after the mediocre X-Men: Apocalypse, then Guardians of the Galaxy 2 which was a lot … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman (2017) compared to Man of Steel (2013).

7.5/10 This is not so much a review but more a comparison with Man of Steel and some musings about their underlying themes. It’s interesting how the story of Wonder Woman is almost an echo of Superman’s in Man of … Continue reading

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Logan (2017) Review

8/10 Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine was there, in the early 2000s when a new wave of superhero movies broke through. Now, almost 20 years later, his story reaches a culmination in Logan. And the whole history of those two decades of … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (2016) Review

7/10 What a silly movie. That’s its main emotional impact on leaving the theatre. It’s full of sound and fury and so on, but it just invites mockery. For example, when Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton are standing face to … Continue reading

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Michael Chabon – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000) Review

9,5/10 Superheroes, history, magical realism The story follows two young Jewish cartoonists who create the superhero The Escapist. You know how superheroes have a tragic past? Batman lost his parents; Superman’s planet was blown up. Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay … Continue reading

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) review. On the current state of the franchise.

7.5/10 After seeing some three dozen superhero movies these last two decades, I think I like the X-Men movies the most. I’m sure many will disagree with me here, but I’ll try to explain why. Marvel and DC Comics seem … Continue reading

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