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No, really.  Smith recently commented on Batman v Superman.  He had the following to say: “The movie I felt like didn’t really have a heart. It was certainly f—–’ humorless, there was nothing funny going on in that world whatsoever.” And you know what?  He is right.* I get what Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan were trying to do.  They were trying to make this major hard edged epic film.  They were trying… Read More

So, I recently wrote about how some feared what the success of Deadpool meant for the future of comic book and superhero films.  And it looked like we were getting a glimpse of those fears being realized.  There was first the announcement that the Superman vs Batman Blu-Ray would have an ‘R-Rated’ edition.  Then they announced a go for the third Wolverine as an ‘R’. There are reasons I think those were… Read More

Jeet Heer has made a rather thoughtful piece on the “grown up-ness” of Super-hero films.  This is not an entirely new phenomenon, after all, the Burton Batman films faced criticism of being to scary.  But yet, the family friendly super-hero film does seem to be progressively scarce. While Marvel seems hit or miss, some films being lighter than others, DC seems to be making films aimed squarely at the Frank Miller and… Read More