Zack Snyder Talks Justice League at BvS Screening

Zack Snyder has given us a peek behind the cape. During a Q&A for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Snyder finally revealed some things about his version of Justice League. One of the most interesting tidbits was that he and writer Chris Terrio had finished the script before the World’s Finest-centric movie was released. …

Watchmen: Embracing a Darker Superhero Evolution

1978’s Superman: The Movie has stood as a symbol for the archetype of what people felt a superhero was supposed to be: save the citizens, beat the villain, stand tall as a guardian of righteousness. But somewhere along the line, perhaps having its roots ironically embedded into the cynicism of the early seventies, people began …

Jason Momoa Talks Snyder Cut of Justice League

Jason Momoa has been swimming in some mysterious waters throughout the Aquaman press junket, as he gave some details about his original Justice League arc, particularly as it pertains to Vulko. Some of the most intriguing things about film productions are the what if stories, the visions that were tossed aside in favor of others. In the …

Why Zack Snyder Should Have Directed Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is much, much more similar to an 80s B-Movie than I’d expected going in. Conceptually fascinating? Check. Quirky characters? Check. Shoehorned “chosen one” plot? Check. Weird storytelling decisions? Check. Despite being very entertaining, is ultimately disappointing given what could have been? Check. Directed by Taika Waititi, this film promised to be an ambitious and “completely different approach” to the …

Logan vs. the DCEU

“Someone will come along.” “Someone has come along.” After a stellar marketing campaign and the promise of seeing the final appearance of a now legendary actor/character pairing, Logan is finally out in theaters. I saw it opening night (and thank god I did, or I’d have had lots of surprises spoiled just by looking at …

Give and Take in Superhero Cinema

The other day I was talking to a friend and he brought up the idea that there’s no such thing as a perfect movie, arguing that the best films have flaws that enhance them rather than sully them. In principle, I disagree with this (a Hitchens quote comes to mind: “It’s only true if you …