Samaritan is a fun superhero yarn. In superhero comics, you can’t look too close at the underlying logic; if you do, you lose suspension of disbelief needed to immerse yourself in the story. In Samaritan, you’re given a quick history you can’t look at too closely. Two brothers, who John (Stallone) describes as “genetic freaks” … More The Good Samaritan
So I’ve seen Doctor Strange 2: Multiverse of Madness. And overall it was good. I enjoyed it (see my comments on the Wearing the Cape Facebook Group page). But . . . I don’t think I like where the MCU is going and MOM is only the latest example of the problem. Hear me out. … More It’s Madness, I tells you! Madness!
So I finally saw Spider-Man: No Way Home (waited to catch it with a friend), and then spent some time thinking about it. SPOILER ALERT. I’m going to assume, as late as I was, that anyone reading this who hasn’t seen it isn’t planning on catching it in the theater. First, let me unburden myself … More Always a Hero
(Warning: This post contains serious spoilers for anyone who has not seen Free Guy. If you haven’t seen it, SEE IT. If you have, then carry on.) Thanks, everyone. I have been . . . concerned that Joyeuse Guard’s tardiness (a year late!) would affect its reception, but it’s been meeting milestone after milestone. High … More A Hero is . . . Coded?
I’m just kidding; there is no such thing as a perfect story. What there are, are stories that are so great to experience that they don’t leave room in your head to criticize them while enjoying them. That’s Avengers: Endgame. So, some background. As everyone knows, I’m a lifetime comic-book fan. Not a rabid collector, … More The Perfect Endgame
It was the best of films, it was the worst of films. Just caught Captain Marvel today, and it was worth the price of admission. It added another brick to the structure of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and had quite a few fun moments. The acting was uniformly good, with Brie Larson playing a very … More A New Marvel
I like to think about what words used to mean. Take “incredible.” It’s the opposite of “credible”, which is to say it originally meant “unbelievable.” Not always in a good way. “You claim that you had no knowledge of a crime, carried out over the course of many weeks, under your very nose. Mr. Brad, … More An Incredible Sequel.
Sorry to not post for so long; when I get stuck in my writing, even my casual writing suffers. Now with the complete alpha-reader draft of Recursion complete, I’m finally turning my head to writing of other things and playing catch-up on a backlog of posts. So now for the most immediate thing: the latest … More Wakanda Nights.
Ignore the critics, and go see this movie. Seriously, I just got back from watching it (well, with a detour for a burger at Red Robin’s). I know the critics are panning it–41% Tomato Rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But regular viewers who go see it are giving it an 84% Popcorn Rating, putting JL … More Fight For Justice!