• A Look Back

    A Look Back: Superman Returns

    The first two Superman movies are brilliant because director Richard Donner understood the source material, and had a genuine vision to interpret the character to the screen (unlike some, who simply preferred to turn the character into somebody else under the guise of a contemporary update). I don’t think any…

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  • A Look Back

    Why Superman II Still Has the Best Ending Ever

    Although it’s forty years old, I still rate the climax of Superman II (1980) as the best climax to any superhero film. It does something that the numerous superhero movies since have never bettered: it surprises us. One of my issues with the superhero genre is that too often, the…

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  • Entertainment Rants

    JJ’s Wonky World Builds: Number 1

    So JJ Abrams has headed over to Warner Bros. to reboot the DC universe with Justice League Dark. The DC universe is a mess. I blame Zack Snyder who fundamentally didn’t understand the characters, and in trying to update them for a contemporary retelling disfigured them hideously – especially Superman,…

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