Mortal Kombat. Street Fighter. Super Mario Bros. Doom. Warcraft. With more than two and a half decades of studios attempting to adapt popular video games into blockbuster movies, we’ve had grand total of 0 that are undeniably good. While a lot of these films, like Tomb Raider and the Resident Evil Series, have had middling to mediocre franchise success, […]Read more "The Solution to Video Game Movies Has Been Right In Front Of Us"
If there’s one critique that’s levelled against the Disney’s Marvel movies—besides formulaic plotting, derivative film scores, and dragging their feet on making female-led movies—it’s their frequent use or unmemorable villains. Since these movies are based on comic books (a goldmine of no-goodniks) and are made by Disney (also known for their nasties), it seems odd that […]Read more "Why is it so hard to make a good bad-guy?"
It’s nearly a month unti JJ Abrams’ new Star Wars comes out, so I’ve decided to assemble my own Force Awakens checklist to fill out when I’m watching the movie for the Nth time. Feel free to print this out and take it to the theatre, audibly yelling “CHECK!” every time you tick off something. Trust […]Read more "The (Not-Really) Official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Checklist"
In another post, I talked about how female heroes in science fiction and fantasy stories need to possess their own agency within the worlds they inhabit. This means women in Star Wars need to be able to handle weapons and starships, female warriors in Lord of the Rings need to have the opportunity to stand and […]Read more "The Dependency and Power of the Disney Princesses"
One of the biggest critiques of The Avengers, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the rest of the superhero movies made by Marvel Studios is how similar and same-y they all feel. But with 12 movies released so far and another 9 announced, it doesn’t seem like the comicbook-based studio is slowing down anytime […]Read more "The Not-So-Secret Formula Behind the Marvel Movies"