Justice League (***) Gathered too soon

I want to see more films with this cast. They are likable and they have something to offer. A deliberate altering of the path needs to happen behind to make that talent come alive.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (**) – Why build a miracle at all?

It's not that I hate this film. It's got some good, albeit disconnected moments. The task of entering the DC Universe mid-step means it will necessarily be different than the origin story heavy Marvel Universe. A used universe is fine with this reviewer. It just shouldn't have to require one to watch Blade Runner to lighten the mood afterword.

300 Rise of an Empire – Introducing the “B” Team

300 Rise of an Empire - 2014 Director Noam Murro Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro Screenplay Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad 300 Rise of an Empire is a story, starting with the Battle of Marathon and concluding with the Battle of Salamis.  This is before, during and after the Battle of Thermopylae which is the focus of the … Continue reading 300 Rise of an Empire – Introducing the “B” Team

Bearing the weight of the Man of Steel

Man of Steel - 2013 Director Zack Snyder Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Christopher Meloni, Ayelet Zurer Screenplay David S. Goyer Well documented are the difficulties of making a movie about a man with no weaknesses.  As good a Superman as Christopher Reeve was, there was really … Continue reading Bearing the weight of the Man of Steel

Sucker Punch – Sometimes you just have to call b.s.

Sucker Punch - 2011 Directed by Zack Snyder Starring Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Isaac Blue, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn Written by Steve Shibuya and Snyder Chain Gang Chicks in sepia tone.  This is the kind of movie that can only be thoroughly enjoyed by those men (or … Continue reading Sucker Punch – Sometimes you just have to call b.s.