The One-Off Mutants of the 'X-Men' Franchise
While 2002's Spider-Man gets the lion's share of the credit, Bryan Singer's X-Men, released two years earlier, was the film that really revived the comic book film genre after its near-death at the hands of George Clooney and his Bat-nipples... Read more
Kitty Pryde Deserves Better
If you were to name the most important X-Men characters, there’s no doubt that Professor X, Magneto, and Wolverine would top everyone’s list. They’re the heroes of the series, representing the different sides of the mutants vs. humans... Read more
Review: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Is a Perfectly Enjoyable, Meaningless Romp
Get a good look at the destitute world presented in the very first scenes of X-Men: Days of Future Past, because you won't be spending much time there. In a swift few moments, the movie introduces the stakes (mutant-killing robots called... Read more
What Makes a Great Superhero Sequel?
Consider the superhero movie sequel. With the millstone of the characters' origin stories removed from around the collective necks of the filmmakers, they are free to jump right into a rip-roaring premise with plenty of superhuman action... Read more
Will 'Big Hero 6' Skew Towards a Younger Audience?
  What better follow-up to ice princesses than superheroes? The first teaser trailer for Big Hero 6, Disney’s first animated feature since Frozen stormed its way into our hearts and ears last year, was released on Thursday, and it... Read more
A Few More Appropriate Titles for 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice'
The most highly anticipated - and controversial - film of next year officially has a title: Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Like most franchise sequels, the subtitle is both incredibly vague and highly specific, revealing nothing about... Read more
Assessing the Coolness of Everything That Happens in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer
This new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy has hit the web and it, as one might have expected or hoped, is cool. Cool in entirety. Cool incarnate. Every single thing about it is cool. Want proof? Watch it. Want further proof, you maniac? Check... Read more
10 Marginally Interesting Things in the New 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Trailer
Another summer, another Transformers film. With Transformers: Age of Extinction, The series is embarking on new, LaBeouf-less territory. This time, a fresh, plucky group of humans have found the rusted remains of Optimus Prime in the heartland... Read more