Tag Archives: Superhero

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Silly but uproarious

While being as silly as its title suggests, animation film “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” is often quite funny as gleefully and knowingly embracing its sheer goofiness. When I watched its trailer early in this year, I thought it … Continue reading

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Justice League (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): DCEU on recovery (sort of)

While it is basically a 2-hour teaser, “Justice League” is a little better than expected. Although there are several glaring flaws due to its problematic storytelling, it is thankfully not as ponderous and joyless as that bloated mess called “Batman … Continue reading

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Thor stuck with Hulk

Among the superhero characters of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Thor is the least interesting one for good reasons. Merely a mighty alien god mainly defined by his brawny appearance and that big hammer, he does not have anything else to … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Here comes Wonder Woman!

Besides being more exciting and exhilarating than expected, “Wonder Woman” finally gives what its genre has desperately needed during recent years: strong, independent female superhero character. While this is another quintessential origin story, the movie is refreshing mainly thanks to … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little less awesome this time

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is alternatively exhilarating and exhausting in its overstuffed mix of SF fantasy, action, and comedy. Like the previous film, the movie works best when it focuses on its colorful rogue characters, and there are … Continue reading

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Logan (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Wolverine on gritty, elegiac mode

Besides being the best work in the X-men series, “Logan” is possibly the best superhero film since Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. While there are several top-notch action sequences in the film, story and characters always come first, and that is … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The origin story of another Marvel Comics hero

“Doctor Strange” is your average origin story of another Marvel Comics hero. Again, we get 1) a long background story on how our hero comes to accept his destiny, 2) an obligatory middle part where he learns more about his … Continue reading

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