If you’ve seen The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 and Venom you probably feel that Sony’s treatment of Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man property has not always been up to snuff (and you likely noticed I didn’t include Sam Raimi’s original trilogy, and that was no accident since Raimi essentially did what he wanted with the first two movies; with any mentionable degree […]
I recently saw 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it’s one of the worse movies I have ever seen. And I’m not being hyperbolic here. It’s. The. Worst. It’s the epitome of cinema as product and virtually engineered to get asses into theater seats, which I did not do particularly well, it’s worth saying. And […]
As a director, Marc Webb doesn’t nearly get the credit he deserves. His (500) Days of Summer is a damn near perfect dramedy (a curious hybrid of a comedy and a drama, which in the recent past were simply called ‘movies’). The problem is that he also directed The Amazing Spider-Man 2, though if we were […]
A few hours ago I wrote a piece for MoviePilot about Spider-Man’s return to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), and overall I am pretty happy about the way things have turned out. Technically speaking, it’s not quite Spider-Man returning to where he belongs, but under the circumstances it’s probably as good as it’s going to get. That being […]
I understand why some fans of characters like the Fantastic Four, Wolverine, Spider-Man and The Avengers want to see all their favorite heroes on the screen at the same time. Imagine the Avengers..avenging, when Spider-Man swings by or the X-Men encountering Iron man or Captain America? It’s not impossible, though it is very unlikely because […]
If you needed another reason to love Marvel Studios–besides their awesome movies–it’s probably because they’re best at translating their characters to the screen, which is why when I heard that they were preparing to launch four new series exclusively for Netflix a few months ago, I was so happy that you’d think that I was […]
SPOILERS ABOUND! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST GO AWAY TILL YOU HAVE BECAUSE SPOILERS ARE LIKE LANDMINES. THEY’RE HIDDEN TILL YOU STUMBLE UPON THEM, THOUGH BY THAT TIME IT’S TOO LATE, AND SOMETHING IMPORTANT IS LOST.