The X-Men franchise has been one of the most inconsistent since its start in 2000. While it may claim to be the grandparent of the modern superhero boon, it has never been able to claim to be the best in the genre. Tonally it’s been all over the place, but interestingly enough it’s one of… Continue reading ‘Dark Phoenix’ – The X-Men Franchise Flames Out?
Writer/Director M. Night Shyamalan has had one of the most maddening careers of any auteur in recent history. His meteoric rise and subsequent fall out of favor has been well documented, coupled with profiles that have painted him as a narcissistic Hitchcock/Spielberg wannabe, but with 2016’s hit (and sly ‘Unbreakable’ sequel), ‘Split’, it had appeared his back… Continue reading ‘Glass’ – An Interesting, yet Confounding, Critique of Comic Book Culture?
Writer / Director M.Night Shyamalan has had an interesting career. He broke out of the gate with ‘The Sixth Sense,’ a film that ushered in the PG-13 supernatural thriller, and shocked the world with a calculated twist no one saw coming. He followed that film with a series of original movies (‘Unbreakable’, ‘Signs’, ‘The Village’)… Continue reading ‘Split’ – M. Night Shyamalan Back in Top Form?
There is a prescient line in an otherwise humdrum script halfway through new franchise outing, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ that goes something like, ‘the third one is always the worst.’ Unfortunately, when comparing this film to its’ two stellar predecessors, ‘First Class’ and ‘Days of Future Past,’ ‘Apocalypse’ falls far short. It’s truly a shame as those… Continue reading ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ – Has a Resurgent Series Lost its’ Way?