How to Fix the Fantastic Four

I finally broke down and watched last year’s Fantastic Four debacle.  It’s terrible, joyless and soulless in a way no movie with “Fantastic” in the title should be, let alone anything with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the DNA.  You can’t blame the actors here – we know every one of them can act.… Continue reading How to Fix the Fantastic Four

Movie Review: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

You can file this under “Movies Mike saw so you don’t have to”.  I had a pair of Fandango passes that had to be used by Friday, and this was pretty much the only movie left in theaters that was age appropriate.  ‘Appropriate’ might actually be a stretch, as vomit/fart/poop laden ‘comedy’ isn’t really appropriate… Continue reading Movie Review: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

Lanterns, Hornets and Captains of America

Some Twitter discussion sparked by back to back viewing of the Green Lantern and Green Hornet trailers has got me thinking about these movies.  Okay, and other comic book movies forthcoming too.  The question is:  why are fans the way we are? Think about what happens when the first stills and teasers and trailers appear. … Continue reading Lanterns, Hornets and Captains of America