All posts tagged superheroes

She-Ra! She’s progressive! She’s… kinda boring looking.

The current She-Ra redesign fiasco has opened several problematic discussions within the animation community. Even if you don’t give two hoots about comics and cartoons, understanding trends in consumer interaction […]

Reviewing The Incredibles: The best superhero film of all time?

The Incredibles premiered in November 2004 and instantly earned its status as a beloved animated classic. Written and directed by Brad Bird (director of The Iron Giant, Ratatouille), the film […]

Incredibles 2: A Solid Return for America’s Greatest Super Family

Pixar’s output this last decade has been largely focused on sequelization, perhaps the most anticipated is the follow up to Brad Bird’s The Incredibles (2004). It’s arguably one of the best superhero stories put […]

Black Panther Review – Ryan Coogler’s Contribution to the Marvel Canon is a Cultural Milestone that Challenges and Satisfies in Equal Measure

With a total of eighteen features to its name since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become something of a cultural phenomenon with its grand narrative, interlinking an array of comic book […]

Justice League Review – DC Doesn’t Do Justice to Its Classic Characters, in Zack Snyder’s Monotonously Muddled Movie

After Patty Jenkins’ perfectly timed Wonder Woman, many thought that the DC Cinematic Universe was back on the track to success. So, naturally, there had been optimistic expectation for a […]

Thor: Ragnarok Review – Director Taika Waititi steals Thor’s Thunder in this Zippy, Quippy Threequel

In spite of its overwhelming success, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been criticised in the past for not providing its directors with much room to express themselves personally: I myself […]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review – With Great Power, Comes Great Creative Control, In A Film That Isn’t Quite as Marvellous as Kevin Feige Thinks

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige achieved what seemed the impossible last year: he obtained a share in the rights to Spider-Man, Marvel’s most popular superhero, who’d been in the profit-hungry claws […]

The Director Dilemma – Why is the bout of the century between the visionary director and the studio distributor?

For all intents and purposes, the Hollywood studio system was the template for commercially successful filmmaking for years to come. It has re-emerged, regenerated in the form of the distributors […]

Marvel announce new original series for Netflix

Earlier this month Disney announced their plan to bring more Marvel superheroes to the screen – but these plans aren’t about new films. They announced four original series that will premiere […]