I can still recall when the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con trailer dropped and how exhilarated I was to watch it in its pristine glory. Quite frankly, I was breathless—seriously! I let what I watched stew in me for a moment as I reflected on it. Mentally, I told myself not to watch it again, otherwise it could ruin the effect the full-length film would have on me when I was to finally see it. I did not listen to my own advice and quickly re-watched the trailer. On my second viewing I kept my breath but tears dropped down my cheeks because of how happy I was to see something like this exist. What is amazing is how the film would deliver on these feelings for me, as well as change film for me forever.
Actress Alexandra Shipp has been playing the character of Storm (Ororo Munroe) since X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). She now returns to the character in this year's upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Fair to say this will be the end of her career as Storm, given the merger of FOX and Disney.
From the get-go I will tell you that this is not meant to be partisan in any fashion. I am not indicating that the writer or director is a darling of the American right. Nor am I saying that a liberal cannot enjoy this film. Follow me as I try to explain how this film tries to counter the post-modernism of America in 1973. I will note, I will be using the "Director's Cut" for my observation.
I just saw the film Loving recently. My knowledge of the Loving v. Virginia US Supreme Court Decision is relatively new. Growing up, many facets of civil rights history are drilled into us, such as the Thirteenth Amendment, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Brown v. Board of Education, the civil rights legislation of the sixties, and so on. Most people, including maybe even your teenagers, can say at least the bare minimum of these topics.
What if I told youTim Burton's Batman Returns is not just a bad Batman film, but just a poor film in general? I feel as if some people give this film too much credit to this day. Of course, it is no The Dark Knight but some people still hold a place for it in their heart. I believe part of this comes from just pure nostalgia and admiration for the 1989 film. For many people, Tim Burton's Batman starring Michael Keaton was and is their Batman. It was either their introduction to the Batman or what they finally wanted after all the camp and silliness of decades prior.
Christina Hodson's script for the DCEU's Birds of Prey is finally in. The film is set to start production early next year under director Cathy Yan. Meanwhile, Harley Quinn star, Margot Robbie, put up this image, giving the script something of a subtitle.