Kick-Ass (2010) and Real-life Superheroes

Recently I was in a discussion with another Christian author about superhero movies sparked by a discussion of Glass(2019). He brought up the point that most superhero movies don’t seem to have a concept of superheroes in their culture before superheroes show up. By contrast, the real world features fictional superheroes but no real versions. … More Kick-Ass (2010) and Real-life Superheroes

What We Know So Far About Spider-Man: Far From Home

The second trailer for Spider-man: Far From Home dropped and it is amazing! It also comes with a SPOILER WARNING from Tom Holland, noting that you should NOT watch this trailer if you haven’t seen Endgame yet and don’t want that movie spoiled. This post comes with the same SPOILER WARNING for Endgame and and … More What We Know So Far About Spider-Man: Far From Home

What does Star Wars IX ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ mean? 9 Possible Answers

The trailer for Star Wars IX dropped a while back, revealing the film’s title and a few choice details; however, the reason I hadn’t yet posted about was because I’ve been obsessed with Avengers: Endgame and pondering the question, “What the Bantha poodoo does ‘The Rise of Skywalker‘ mean?” What follows are the range of … More What does Star Wars IX ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ mean? 9 Possible Answers

What I (don’t) want to see when I watch Avengers: Endgame

There have been a lot of theories surrounding the follow-up to Avengers:Infinity War. This is the most built-up movie in history, the culmination of a 22-film run. With any luck, I’m gonna see it tonight. (So excited!) Before I see Endgame, I want to sort of tell you what’s been going on in my head. … More What I (don’t) want to see when I watch Avengers: Endgame

Glass, or How NOT To Tell A Superhero Story

I finally took the time recently to watch Glass (2019), the final chapter in M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy which began with Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016). It had its good moments, particularly in pretty much every scene involving James McAvoy, but ultimately it was filled with plot holes, bad pacing and a completely unsatisfying … More Glass, or How NOT To Tell A Superhero Story

Why Zack Snyder Doesn’t Have Any Business Making Mainstream Superhero Movies

I’ve criticized Zack Snyder’s vision of the DC universe in the past, particularly for making Superman so grimdark that he was basically just Batman with actual superpowers. In other words, I’ve criticized Snyder for what appeared to be faithless mischaracterization. It turns out I’m not wrong. In a video posted to Reddit taken from a … More Why Zack Snyder Doesn’t Have Any Business Making Mainstream Superhero Movies