I don’t believe in the idea that general audiences have superhero fatigue. Each and every year it is the superhero films that comprise most of the spots on the list of the ten most successful films of the year. They make a lot of money, and a lot of them are pretty great. But some of these heroes are iconic, and even some of the performances are iconic. Today I want to honor the ten best superhero performances given by actors and actresses portraying these iconic characters. (more…)
The following is a review of Deadpool, a 20th Century Fox film.
This movie has been in development for over a decade. The character was almost scrapped completely due to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The aforementioned Wolverine-movie drove Ryan Reynolds into the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, which wasn’t a great superhero film either. Then something crazy happened. In mid-2014 test footage for a proposed Deadpool-film was leaked online. The fan reaction was insane, and it forced 20th Century Fox’s hands. Suddenly, Deadpool was a reality. And you know what? Somehow the end result is absolutely fantastic. It was worth the wait. (more…)
Marvelous Monday in 2016 posts once a month, on the second Monday of the month.
2016 is a pretty huge year for superhero fans, at least if you follow the films. WB/DC has Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March and Suicide Squad in August. Marvel Studios has Captain America: Civil War in May and Doctor Strange in November. But we mustn’t forget Fox who has a couple of their own superhero films – including the very first superhero film of 2016. Today is all about Deadpool! (more…)
Just in time for Monday Night, I’ve decided to write a little bit about everyone’s favorite breaker of the fourth wall – Wade Wilson. The unstable Merc With a Mouth had his cinematic debut in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, an X-Men spinoff that was poorly received by critics and fans alike. (more…)