DC continues to do really well with their animated movies. Their latest offering, “Batman and Harley Quinn” was another entertainingly good time. And they are definitely making the most of not having to worry about being a “kids’ cartoon” any more with their theatrical and Digital Video releases. Just like the adaptation of The Killing Joke dealt with a lot more adult themes, they do some scenes that never would have flown in the WB or Cartoon Network shows.
Spider-Man: Homecoming has been treated to positive reviews from almost everybody (92% of critics, 91% of users) and an average rating of 7.6 (which I think is a little low – I’m thinking 8.3) and man, is this better than The Amazing Spider-Man or what? Here’s just five things I loved about Spidey coming home to the MCU.
I’m a huge hero fan, and have been reading comics for decades. Yes, decades. So I like to think I’m at least a decent judge of hero movies. I’ll sum this up quickly and then go in to detail later. Spider-Man: Homecoming is fantastic. It’s a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I’d say the best Spider-Man movie I’ve ever seen. And I liked the Tobey Maguire ones. At least the first one.
“The 5 Most Anticipated Superhero Movies of 2018” is an ambiguous title for a post, I know. But it’s even more so than you think! Here’s a brief look at what we’re talking about. So I’m pretty sure FOX scraped the Gambit movie in favor of New Mutants and it’s supposed to come out next April, so…
Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad… what do all of these movies have in common? They have serious narrative issues AMONG OTHER SERIOUS ISSUES. But it’s not all gloom for Warner Bros’ DC Extended Universe. Here are 5 Reasons to Quit Worrying and Love the DCEU going forward.
There are lots of things to like about the latest installment of the DCEU. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine are charming, they have great chemistry together, Wonder Woman doesn’t murder everyone, etc, but a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes overlooks the 7.5 average of critic scores. (We tend to forgot this – the percentage just means that 92% of critics gave the movie a score of 6.5 or higher.) Even good movies have flubs. Here are 5 things about Wonder Woman that didn’t hit the mark. (Check out the full review here.)
The DC “Expanded Universe” movies have not been doing overly well on a lot of fronts. Man of Steel had people either loving or hating it, but both sides seem to agree that it’s the most divisive comic book movie ever made. Batman Vs Superman didn’t make the box office DC hoped for, and had a lot of bad reviews from critics and fans both (I was one of them). Next up was Suicide Squad, which I liked but could see problems in, and also did disappointingly with critics and fans both. So, I was a bit worried about going to see Wonder Woman.