When you think of the DC Cinematic universe, a few things come to mind. There are the disjointed and messy films, the ambitious ideas of building a working universe like that of Marvel Comics but rushing to do so, without taking the time to let it happen organically through the origin stories, and of course the constant need to reshoot films to take out jokes or put a few in, or go in completely different directions from the original artistic view of its creators.
But another thing that comes to mind is the amount of controversies on the violence of its heroes, on the level of destruction and death they leave in their wake. A point that often comes up is the killing of Zod in Man of Steel and how that goes against all the character stands for. Continue reading DC Animated: Violent Hypocrisy
I’ve been going on about super heroes for a little while now, but it’s been comics and TV series, so how about we talk Super Hero RPG? Continue reading Super Hero RPG – Mantles
Young Justice is the second (or third, technically) series in my current project of watching all DC Comics Animated series. At the time of writing my piece on the Justice League, I still wasn’t done with this series, still having the second season to go through. And even if I had, Young Justice definitely deserves its own article. Continue reading DC Animated – Young Justice
Every once in a while, I get tired from the offerings on the current TV season, tired of seeing the same concepts rehashed under different names and with slightly different details, or sometimes even just want to see something I haven’t seen in a long while, a particular show to rekindle the memories and the emotions I felt when I first saw them.
It’s from those experiences that I draw my “Oldies but Goodies” articles, which I’ve written for Chuck, Eureka, Farscape and Warehouse 13. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been bingeing on other oldies, but these are beyond goodies, they’re outstanding. Continue reading DC Animated – Justice League
What happens when you take Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman and give them completely new backstories and identities? You get Justice League: Gods and Monsters! Continue reading Review: Justice League: Gods and Monsters
Let’s get something out of the way: I’m not a Superman fan. I loved to hate him, finding him bland and uninteresting. At least until the New 52 reboot and the “new” Superman who’s exponentially more interesting and human and surprisingly relatable.
With that said, you’ll understand how glad I am to say this: Man of Steel fucking rocks! It has to be the best Superman movie ever made. Move aside Chris Reeve, you’ve been dethroned; and Tom Welling, you might still hold the title for best Clark Kent, having played the guy for 10 years, but Henry Cavill is at least snapping at your heels if not completely overtaken you. Continue reading Man of Steel Review