Tag Archives: Comic Book Films

Movie Review: Black Panther

An entertaining film with a strong cast that tells a different type of superhero story, but suffers a bit from pacing issues. The story takes a while to get going. The opening sequences ends anticlimactically, and although there is a good payoff later, it doesn’t jump start the film with enough urgency. In fact, it’s… Read More »

Movie Review: Justice League

An entertaining film that has all the pieces to become something great, but only manages to be better than average. “Justice League” builds on the best parts of the more recent DC films. Primarily, that means Ben Affleck’s Batman and anything they can cram in from “Wonder Woman.” While this works well for the most… Read More »

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

A solid superhero film, anchored by the strong performance of the film’s star, Gal Gadot. We got a brief taste of her portrayal of Wonder Woman/Diana Prince in”Batman V Superman.” We didn’t learn much about the character and we didn’t see a whole lot more than action sequences. Here, Wonder Woman finally gets her origin… Read More »

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

A fun film, with some great character interactions, that tends to overdo the things that made the first film work so well. The chemistry between all the characters from the first “Guardians” is still strong in the sequel. There’s a lot of depth added that helps to understand their motivations and makes the personal stories… Read More »

Movie Review: Logan

A character-driven story, coupled with unapologetic violence, makes one of the most down-to-earth superhero movies. Taking place later than most of the previous “X-Men” films, the final film in the Wolverine franchise requires little knowledge of any of those other movies.. Both lead actors, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman have strong performances. They build on… Read More »

Movie Review: Doctor Strange (3D)

A fun movie that benefits from strong actors and amazing visuals, but is hurt by a pacing issues and supporting characters that aren’t fleshed-out enough. While the overall plot is the standard superhero origin story, the subject matter is quite different than most of what we’ve seen before. Some of the pacing feels off early… Read More »

Movie Review: Suicide Squad

Some fun characters and a little bit of heart make up for an uneven story and subpar action. The film is structured in a strange way. It starts off light with florescent colors and cartoon-like graphics. However, even with the humor, the rest of the movie is a bit darker. The main characters are introduced… Read More »

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

A messy film that can’t decide if it’s a cartoon or a live action feature. I was one of the few people that enjoyed the previous Ninja Turtles movie, and this was not a good follow up. There were some upheavals coming into this. There’s a new director, composer and four actors were replaced, including… Read More »

Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

A generally entertaining, but somewhat flat, film. The plot is just mediocre. Pacing problems aside, there’s just something that never quite clicks with the story. Even though a lot of time is spent introducing the various characters, things still feel rushed. And as the movie continues on, the characterizations don’t get any better. Despite the… Read More »

Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War

An enjoyable film that juggles multiple characters and provides amazing action, but is hurt by a somewhat flimsy payoff. Like the first “Avengers” movie, every major character gets their chance to shine. Not only that, their personalities that have been established over the course of the many Marvel films makes their motivations logical based on… Read More »