Month: July 2016

Marvel (Studios) Vs DC (Warner Brothers)

So, there has been a fair amount of talk suggesting DC royally kicked Marvel’s butt at the San Diego Comic Con this years when it comes to the movie side of things.  There was this article specifically citing nine ways that DC owned Marvel… Continue Reading “Marvel (Studios) Vs DC (Warner Brothers)”

The Most Ultimate Edition

So, I took the time to watch the Ultimate Cut of Batman V Superman.  And you know what?  It is a great improvement.  It was enough for me to consider the film enjoyable. The added footage really enhances the story filling in the blanks. … Continue Reading “The Most Ultimate Edition”

Rebirth (X-Men: First Class, 2011)

After the cool reception of X-Men Origins: Wolverine the producers stepped back to determine their next step.  So they went back to the drawing board.  X-Men First Class starts at the beginning with a Young Charles Xavier and Magneto.  It also gives an origin… Continue Reading “Rebirth (X-Men: First Class, 2011)”

Lil’ Wolverine (X-Men Origins: Wolverine,2009)

No doubt, the fan favorite of of the X-Men films was the comics fan favorite Wolverine.  Hugh Jackman held his own with some top talent in those first two films… a solo Wolverine film was kind of a no-brainer.  And putting it in the… Continue Reading “Lil’ Wolverine (X-Men Origins: Wolverine,2009)”

Gene Splicing (X3:The Last Stand, 2006)

X-2 was how you build upon a decent movie to make a great second film creating excitement for your franchise.  Annnnnnd this one is how you screw it up. It all starts with Warner Brothers deciding that their superhero films were missing a vital… Continue Reading “Gene Splicing (X3:The Last Stand, 2006)”

Gene Therapy (X2:X-Men United, 2003)

While it had it’s flaws, X-Men was a solid enough success to warrant a sequel.  X-Men 2 went into production under Singer’s guidance.  You do not fix what is not broke after all.  And Singer got people excited by suggesting this was going to… Continue Reading “Gene Therapy (X2:X-Men United, 2003)”

First Mutations (X-Men, 2000)

X-Men kind of set a template for Marvel films that they have stayed fairly close to and it has served them well.   Get a director with some real film cred, and the rest will follow.  X-Men is certainly proof that it is an effective… Continue Reading “First Mutations (X-Men, 2000)”

No Fear (Ghostbusters, 2016)

The moment it was announced that instead of Ghostbusters 3, we were getting a rebooted film with an all-female team there was weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Never mind that much of the original cast would have been less than convincing at their ages…never… Continue Reading “No Fear (Ghostbusters, 2016)”

To Infinity And… (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)

In the third film since J.J. Abrams rebooted the Star Trek Universe, we get an original story.  And really? It is quite a bit of fun.  It begins a bit shaky with attempts to give us brief character moments that are not entirely effective. … Continue Reading “To Infinity And… (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)”

Feel Something (The Fundamentals of Caring, 2016)

The film opens with the laughter of a child, both endearing and mysterious.  We meet Ben (Paul Rudd) who is going through a rough patch.  What little we know is that his wife wants a divorce and he is now seeking work as a… Continue Reading “Feel Something (The Fundamentals of Caring, 2016)”