Category Archives: Comics

X-Men: First Class – When “What If?” Fails to Impress

I’m sorry, this is full of spoilers. Can’t be helped. X-Men: First Class felt like a big “what If”? What if, instead of the way they told it in the comics, the X-Men had been formed like this? What if Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Raven (Mystique) had grown up together? What if Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) was hunting Nazis on… Read more »

Kick-Ass: Which should have been called “Hit Girl”

I did not intend to see Kick-Ass, the film based on Mark Millar’s comic of the same name. I have never seen Wanted. I read the comic, which was written by Millar, and came to the conclusion that he is probably not the kind of person I would enjoy spending time with. That impression was further reinforced by reading some… Read more »

X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Possibly the most joyless superhero movie ever

Men, men, men, men, men, men, men, men, men. If you need men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie has men. Men over here, men over there, some more men hanging out over n the corner as backups just in case they run out of men. Which they won’t, because of all the men everywhere. If you need women, though, you’re kind… Read more »

Wanted: The Poster

   May 5, 2008    4 Comments on Wanted: The Poster

Let’s keep in mind that the character Angelina Jolie plays in Wanted was a woman of color in the comic book. Via Cinematical: Who would you have rather seen in this poster? This post was originally published on Heroine Content, a feminist and anti-racist movie blog that ran from July 2006 to May 2012.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Oh, disappointment

I did not re-watch The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in the most receptive frame of mind. I saw it in theaters when it came out, and I thought it was terrible. Really bad. A jumbled, confusing mess. A bunch of heroes get together in an alternate Victorian Age to save the world. Then the city of Vienna spends half an… Read more »

I Have Been Done Wrong: Comics Edition

   July 29, 2003    Comments Off on I Have Been Done Wrong: Comics Edition

Dear Alan Moore: I read League. Well, I tried. Maybe Watchmen was the apex of your career – it was amazing, and revolutionary, and I loved it. This… not. Dear Guy at Dragon’s Lair: When I told you my heart was breaking because The Invisibles was over, you recommended Transmetropolitan instead of Planetary. What the hell were you thinking?