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Don't Believe Kate Kane is Dead
Watching the season two premiere of Batwoman, it was not hard to put the pieces together before the cast. Our new lead Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie), witnesses a plane crash and finds the batsuit amongst the wreckage. Either a cosplayer was on the plane or Kate Kane. However, there is nobody. Commander Kane mentions the pilot's hand, and that is it. Within the realms of fiction, especially with comic book characters, we need a body.
Wonder Woman 1984 is a Romance...So What?
One common complaint of Wonder Woman 1984 is it is a stupid romance film. These gripes mainly come from men, who are not insinuating the romance is of poor depiction. Instead, the grievance is that romance itself is stupid. Again, the criticism invokes from your a-typical alpha male types who essentially wanted Wonder Woman 1984 to be a run-of-the-mill action blockbuster ala Fast and The Furious. Yet, this romance differs from typical superhero films. Furthermore, the best superhero films usually pull from other genres.
Wonder Woman 1984 and Excess
Remember the eighties? The time of big hair, Wall Street tycoons who cannot profit enough, and the beginning of franchise films that could not stop milking the beast, think Friday The 13th, which had its seventh sequel by the end of the decade. It was no longer enough to have a great album with photos and a well-thought press campaign. Now you need a music video, nay, you need several music videos. Plus, you have to be good looking to help sell these new music videos. It is the time of cocaine, a drug that feeds your ego and narcissism. In return, this substance drives you to want more, more material goods, more ego, more cocaine, thus, putting you in a perpetual loop.
Making The Case for Steve Trevor's Return
There is plenty of noise regarding Steve Trevor's resurrection in Wonder Woman 1984. Understandably, those who have not seen the movie have a reason for concern with his fate in the first film. Meanwhile, general audiences may even raise an eyebrow. However, how is it comic book fans are skeptical? Steve Trevor is brought back by Diana's wish with the Dreamstone. With all the comic book fans and readers, I ask - this is what bothers you?
Rocky IV a Christmas Film
Every Christmas season, the debate begins over a slew of films. Die Hard is a Christmas film, they proclaim! Others cite Gremlins or Batman Returns amongst others. Some of these films have their merits, whereas some do not. Audiences use broad and generic criteria to label their movie as a Christmas movie. Their details can be as simple as snow, taking place during December/Christmas, and few remarks or references to the holiday that have no merit to the film. With such simple criteria, I dare argue that Sylvester Stallone's Rocky IV is a Christmas film!
The Penguin is Electable
When Batman Returns came out, I was too young for politics. Without giving away my age, let's say the first president I remember is President Bill Clinton. Nonetheless, looking at The Penguin's mannerisms and demeanor in the film, I could not help but think to myself - this guy is not electable! He bites a man's nose, looks like an egg, eating raw fish, and makes awful sexual remarks. In my older years, I realized, The Penguin is sadly quite electable. Case in point - look at Donald Trump.
Have Yourself A Merry DC Christmas
There is nothing more enjoyable than when one of your favorite television shows has a holiday or Christmas special. Adding to this is when these shows contain your favorite superheroes. Are you tired of the usual Christmas films and the Hallmark Channel? Here is a comprehensive list of all DC Comic related Christmas media you can watch!
Batman Returns' Lack of Christmas Spirit
Every December, people break out their favorite holiday films. However, one can only watch the likes of the Grinch, Home Alone, Miracle On 34th Street, and many more for only so long. Cable television does not help when channels put these movies on loop. Audiences tend to start looking at rather otherly holiday films. People want a Christmas film but want some variety as well, not the a-typical stuff that Hallmark spews out either. Enter Batman Returns!