Captain Marvel: Meh or Marvelous?

The build-up and ballyhoo surrounding Marvel's latest film, Captain Marvel, would lead many a true believer (or non-believer) that the film was either the second-coming of Logan or a politically-correct bastardization of all that comic book fans love. In truth, it was neither. Captain Marvel was one part origin story and one part connective tissue to introduce Carol Danvers to the next installment of Avengers with some context. ...

Iron Man 2: Not Bad, But a Marvel Magagabag

Not as good as its predecessor, Iron Man 2 was still thoroughly entertaining. The first installment of the Marvel franchise was one of the best comic book movies to hit theatres. Iron Man 2 continues in that tradition, even though it suffers from some of the usual pratfalls that plague sequels. For starters, it had what I like to call “The Magagabag Syndrome.” What’s a “magagabag,” ...

Review: The Good, The Bad and the… Watchmen

To paraphrase a certain television theme song: “You take the good, you take the bad and there you have the Watchmen.” For years, there had been talk about translating Alan Moore’s classic 1986 graphic novel to the big screen, much to the chagrin of the eccentric author himself. To be fair, Moore has never been a fan of seeing his work on the big screen, raising ...