Tag Archives: Superhero

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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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) ☆☆1/2(2/5/4): Bigger and messier, so to speak

“X-Men: Apocalypse” attempts to juggle many things too hard. First, we have another bunch of new mutant characters with each own superpower to wield across the screen, and the first half of the movie is busy with introducing them one … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Avengers 2.5

I remember when I grumbled to myself while watching one certain action scene in “The Avengers” (2012). Watching its two superhero characters clashing with each other over something trivial, I felt the urge to say something to them: “Hey, guys, … Continue reading

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) ☆☆(2/4): Dawn of Tiredness

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a glum, humongous chunk of mess weighted further down by solemn ponderousness to bore us. Although its story doles out some interesting ideas and materials, they are all discarded, smashed, and pulverized in … Continue reading

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