• Inside Entertainment,  Media Rants

    Zack Snyder’s Superman

    I’m not a fan of DC’s cinematic universe. I don’t have a problem with them going dark. It’s just that it’s all dark, and it becomes monotonal. If you could pit Richard Donner’s Superman against Tim Burton’s Batman, you would’ve had a spectacular conflict. The characters are polar opposites. Donner himself recognized this. In his commentary for Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, he relates a story where the studio asked him (before the Tim Burton Batman) how he’d do Batman. Donner said Superman was a character of the light, while Batman was a character of the dark. (He then went on to say Tim Burton went even darker with…

  • Inside Entertainment,  Media Rants,  TrailerWatch

    TrailerWatch: Spider-Man ~ No Way Home

    The last thing people wanted with Spider-Man was yet another origin movie. Sam Raimi had given birth to his incarnation in 2002, and followed up with instalments in 2004 and 2007. Then came the  Marc Webb versions, Sony rebooting the character in 2012, and following up with a sequel in 2014. The first two Raimi movies are great, and the third has great moments, but tries to do too much. I wasn’t a fan of the Webb versions, and the second movie was unwittingly funny. Marvel then negotiated with Sony for the rights, and were able to incorporate Spider-Man into their Marvelverse. He was quickly conscripted into 2016’s Captain America:…

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