Well…I should say upfront, this isn’t really my kind of movie. I KNOW that I’m missing the point here, but I really do like plots that make sense!
Al Gore has passion. I don’t want to disparage his tireless work for the Green cause, but the man is not a film maker.
An unsubtle feminist lesson is followed by a beautiful twist in Wonder Woman #29
Movies are a whole experience: two hours I can spend living in someone else’s world, caring about fictional people with problems I’ll never have. And the quality of a movie depends on that whole But sometimes there’s a short moment that stands out from the rest, a moment I will remember long after the credits have rolled.
That happens in the comic book movies more often than the regular kind. So here’s my list – not quite a top 10 – of my favourite “moments” in superhero movies.
There are certain words a movie like Detroit predictably brings to mind: visceral, angry, shocking, important. But they don’t really tell you anything. What I will say is this: if you watch this film and you are not angry or in tears as the credits roll, you weren’t watching.
Continue reading “Review: Detroit”
It’s a slow week, with only one new comic on my list. This is Detective Comics #963, and interestingly it’s a very Batman-lite issue.
What I was expecting: action, shooting, explosions, swearing, thin plot, a few laughs and a couple of shots of Ryan Reynold’s backside. I mean that’s his thing, right?
Was that what I got? Continue reading “Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard”
End of act one, overprotective Mom fires the nurse who dared to let sick daughter, Maddy, and her boyfriend be in the same room together. The new nurse is unfriendly and strict, and leaves little notes for her charge because she thinks that’s the best way to communicate with a teenager. She signs them “Nurse Janet”. Maddy takes a marker, crosses out “Janet” and writes “Rached”.
I was the only person in the theatre who got the joke. Man, I feel old!
Big comics week! I have four new issues this week. And they arrived early, too, which made me late for work but so worth it. So, this week I have Aquaman battling undersea mobsters, Batwoman battling to save the future, the Justice League battling monster toys and Wonder Woman fighting assassins side by side with a badass Etta Candy.
Let’s get to it!
Charlize Theron kicking ass. Check. Cold War spy drama. Check. LGBT protagonist. Awesome. This has got to be good, right?