Ant-Man has all the right parts, but it's time for Marvel to start taking the issues it raises seriously.
Paul Rudd in 'Ant-Man'. Marvel Studios has done it again: Ant-Man is a good superhero movie. I want that Marvel back. I want to see superhero stories that entertain and engage.
Meet the New Apocalypse (Same As the Old One)
"X-Men: Apocalypse" is probably more religious than even its director realizes.
There's little point in describing the plot except to say that as you may have gathered from the subtitle—or from virtually any superhero film we've dutifully seen in the last 15 years or so
The Critics Roundup: 'The Best of Me' and 'The Flash'
A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance.
A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance. Larisa Kline/ October 17, 2014. A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance.
Curtains Up: It’s Our New Entertainment Newsletter!
Introducing your new must-read cheat sheet.
Must-See Documentaries. I'm happy to declare that Almost Holy is a vital film for Christian audiences, and those who've called it a “real-life superhero movie” are about right.
Whatever Happened to Wonder Woman?
Modern female superheroes barely stand for anything. It wasn’t always this way.
The women who do appear in today's superhero movies as more than merely a romantic foil remain overtly sexualized in comparison to the male heroes, and the Wonder Woman movie
Holy Week, Batman!
You won’t see a more hamfisted, muddled movie about Christ’s crucifixion (and superheroes) than “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Sometimes those films veered toward moralizing, but they had the right idea: superhero movies do best when they're not just a story about some characters fighting, but a tale that's
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
When it's good, it's very very good, and when it's bad it's perfunctory.
Mpaa Rating PG-13. Genre Superhero. Directed By Marc Webb. Run Time 2 hours 22 minutes. It's tough to be a good superhero movie. (Perhaps: "good" superhero movie.).
The Quick Take for July 25, 2014
Lots of superhero news, and the Christian critic who was surprised at the marriage behind 'Sex Tape.'
Lots of superhero news, and the Christian critic who was surprised at the marriage behind 'Sex Tape.'. The Quick Take for July 25, 2014. Lots of superhero
We've given up hope, entirely. Maybe that's okay.
violence, and language.). Genre Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Superhero. Directed By Josh Trank. Run Time 1 hour 40 minutes. Cast Miles Teller
The Angry Martin Luther King
Why we must resist the 'Santaclausification' of the great leader.
Ed Gilbreath/ January 18, 2016. In the 2012 superhero film The Avengers, a serpent-like, mechanical behemoth is closing in on our ragtag team of heroes.
Bruised and Bleeding: Watching 'Daredevil' and 'Jessica Jones'
Two Marvel shows give us an uncommon abandonment of the lone-hero trope.
By the time the series opens, Jessica has already tried and abandoned the whole superhero gig, turning instead to opening a private detective agency in a shoddy Hell's Kitchen
Superman Isn't Jesus
Hollywood's overblown superhero-savior parallels.
Superman Isn't Jesus. Jun 19 2013. Hollywood's overblown superhero-savior parallels. Alicia Cohn. Read as Single Page. The greatest superhero of all time? Absolutely.
Tarantino's Incarnational Aesthetic
Quentin Tarantino is an unlikely contributor to the theology of Incarnation.
Granted, CGI has made large-scale fantasy and superhero action films possible (see Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings or Joss Whedon's The Avengers), and many of those films have