Posts tagged "superhero"

Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 151 mins. Premise: In this quasi-sequel to Man of Steel, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) pits Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) against each other in “the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.” Behind-the-Scenes: Warner Bros. has a lot riding... Read more »

Movie Review: Fantastic Four

Movie Review: Fantastic Four
FANTASTIC FOUR Genre: Comic Book Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 100 mins. Premise: Young science prodigy Reed Richards (Miles Teller) invents an inter-dimensional teleportation device and after traveling to an alternate universe with childhood bud Ben Grimm, and colleagues Johnny Storm, Victor Von Doom, and Sue Storm (who actually doesn’t even get to go), the... Read more »

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: When the galaxy is threatened by the evil Ronan the Accuser, five criminals (including an outlaw who calls himself Star-Lord, a green-skinned mercenary, musclebound revenge-seeker, talking raccoon, and humanoid tree) must put aside their differences to team up and work together... Read more »
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'Thor: The Dark World' Review

'Thor: The Dark World' Review
THOR: THE DARK WORLD Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 111 mins. Premise: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reunites with Jane (Natalie Portman), and takes her to Asgard, after she’s infected by an evil substance called the Aether.  Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) wants to use the Aether to control the universe, so it’s up to Thor, with... Read more »

'The Wolverine' Review: Well, It's Better Than the Last One

'The Wolverine' Review: Well, It's Better Than the Last One
THE WOLVERINE Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 126 mins. Premise: Logan a/k/a The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is charged with protecting the daughter of someone he saved years ago in WWII, and has to fend off villainous threats from the likes of the Yakuza and a deathly tongued mutant called Viper. Behind-the-Scenes: Before he jumped on... Read more »

'Man of Steel' Review: You'll Believe a Man Can Fly, But Will You Care?

'Man of Steel' Review: You'll Believe a Man Can Fly, But Will You Care?
MAN OF STEEL Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 143 mins. Premise: Kal-El is sent to Earth by his parents right before his home planet Krypton explodes.  Raised as Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), he aimlessly drifts from job to job, struggling with his super powers and purpose in life.  When Kryptonian baddie General Zod (Michael Shannon)... Read more »
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The Fire Rises: Nolan Concludes His "Dark Knight" Trilogy in Stunning, Spectacular Fashion

The Fire Rises: Nolan Concludes His "Dark Knight" Trilogy in Stunning, Spectacular Fashion
First things first, The Dark Knight Rises is not The Dark Knight.  Check those expectations at the door.  Heath Ledger is gone, and nobody will ever replace his iconic Joker.  The Dark Knight is a modern masterpiece and was robbed of a Best Picture Oscar (to say nothing of a nomination even).  Christopher Nolan set... Read more »

Is It Too Soon To Ask For A Remake Of "Chronicle"?

Is It Too Soon To Ask For A Remake Of "Chronicle"?
CHRONICLE Genre: Found Footage/Sci-Fi/Fantasy Premise: Three teens explore a mysterious hole in the ground, and walk away with unexplainable bloody noses and telekinetic powers, all while filming their exploits.  Those super powers ultimately separate the good from the bad, corrupting some but not others. Behind-the-Scenes: Fox was so impressed with first-time director Josh Trank that they offered him... Read more »

Movie Review - Captain America: The First Avenger (***1/2 out of 5)

Movie Review - Captain America: The First Avenger (***1/2 out of 5)
Audiences feeling weary of sitting through yet another superhero flick (and who can blame them really after Green Lantern?) will find themselves lining up for them all over again after seeing the latest Marvel Avenger’s stab at big screen glory.  Captain America is a rousing success on a whole host of levels, providing good, old-fashioned... Read more »
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Movie Review - Green Lantern (** out of 5)

GREEN LANTERN.  105 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Martin Campbell.  Written by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg.  The new DC comic book adaptation, Green Lantern, may be another in a long line of superhero flicks being thrown at audiences this summer, but it’s also got to be the first of... Read more »