After the colossal failure of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
and Suicide Squad
, the execs at Warner Bros. knew they needed to right the DC ship immediately. Wonder Woman
’s success instilled a small hope all was not lost, making the anticipation up to the penultimate Justice League
that much more nail-biting.
Let’s be clear about something, everyone wants Justice League
to succeed. Everyone. In comics and pop culture, the Justice League
is iconic and resonates with so many people. Whereas few people understood why Batman and Superman would fight...
Of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor never quite took off the way Captain America and Ironman did. Thor
was not very memorable and barely had a villain. Thor: The Dark World
fixed the villain problem. He just wasn’t a very good one. In both of these films, and in all of his appearances, Thor plays the straight-man to Loki’s silly and mischievous antics. He may have cracked a joke here and there but for the most part, he played the brooding Norse god from Asgard and that was kind of it. So, the question leading up to Thor: Ragnarok
was, “Who really wants another Thor movie?”
To some degree, putting...
When The Lego Movie
came out, I was honestly skeptical. The idea of throwing a popular toy franchise on to the big screen reeked of a get-rich-quick scheme by Hollywood producers, hoping to capitalize only on the brand name and not put much effort into the cinematic experience. Fortunately, I was very wrong, and admittedly, I fell for the same thinking trap again with The LEGO Batman Movie
I figured The LEGO Movie’s
success was nostalgia driven and wouldn’t be able to be replicated in future spin-offs. However, The LEGO Batman Movie
proved you can make a great movie...