I wasn’t a fan of the Power Rangers television series when it aired — maybe I was a year or two too old for it, or maybe I was already over my Voltron days. Whatever the case, I haven’t found excitement for the upcoming Power Rangers movie. And then last month Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston signed on to the film as Zordon, a character that appeared as a giant floating head in a tube in the TV series. I thought, that’s interesting. And then a teaser poster for the film was released (you can see it right after the jump), which was not what I expected from this particular franchise. Okay, so maybe I am a little curious now to see what the Power Rangers movie will be.
And now we have Bryan Cranston talking about how the movie is wildly different from the 1990s television series, comparing more to a Dark Knight-style reimagining of the franchise.
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I think we all like reading and watching interviews with legendary filmmakers discussing how they brought some of the most iconic movies to the big screen. But for me, I love to hear the rarer occasions when a legendary filmmaker will just sit down and talk movies like the rest of us. At the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new film The BFG (read the early buzz here), Steven Spielberg was asked what his favorite comic book blockbusters are, and his answer may surprise you. Find out what Steven Spielberg’s favorite superhero movies are, after the jump.
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Even though the phrase “superhero fatigue” is getting thrown around a lot, and some people have expressed their distaste for the popular genre of films in general, the box office numbers and fanbases are enough to prove that concept wrong. We’re living in a golden age of superhero movies, and while not all of them are outstanding, they’ve never been better or more beloved by general audiences then they are now.
But that doesn’t mean there still aren’t references in comic book movies that are only made for the most hardcore fans to understand. See if you picked up on some of these more obscure superhero movie Easter eggs in films like Superman: The Movie, Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight and more. Read More »
Even though every superhero movie brings with it a certain amount of destruction of property, usually in major cities, we became really curious about the damage done and lives lost when we saw the sheer amount of devastation caused by the end of Man of Steel. There was such outrcy from the destruction in that movie that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice even has a few lines to let the audience know that certain moments of disaster had little to no casualties.
Now this consciousness of superhero destruction, or even destruction by cinematic disasters or movie monsters like Godzilla, has caused some genuine thought as to whether or not how we think about the destruction in superhero movies may make us more aware of how we would handle real-life disasters with the same level of devastation. Find out how the real world might handle superhero movie destruction after the jump. Read More »
Before you head off to see the first nationwide showings of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tonight, why not revisit all the contemporary DC Comics movies leading up to this point from the past decade? Starting with Batman Begins in 2005 and running all the way through Suicide Squad later this year, this retrospective covers the good (The Dark Knight), the bad (Superman Returns) and the ugly (Green Lantern). Watch the DC Comics movies retrospective after the jump. Read More »
Why is Christian Bale disappointed in how his take on Batman turned out in Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight Trilogy? Which DC Comics superhero will appear on the TV series Powerless? Which prop did Ben Affleck steal for himself from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Does a new LEGO set confirm the appearance of [REDACTED] in Captain America: Civil War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What other DC Comics characters might be coming to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What does John Krasinski have to say about auditioning for Captain America years ago? What did the canceled video game tie-in for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight look like? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
It’s been eight years since we fell in love with The Dark Knight, but we’ve hardly forgotten about it. Fans won’t miss an opportunity to praise the movie, and it’s easily one of the best superhero films ever made. And if you’re looking for some new decorations for your wall to show your love for Christopher Nolan‘s best Batman, then a couple new prints from Mondo are right up your alley. Check out both of The Dark Knight Mondo prints below! Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Fandom is a group of people united by a shared passion. They all love something enough to follow it, to memorize it, to criticize it, and to get genuinely angry when it lets them down. Fans tend to feel a smidgen of ownership over the movie or TV show or book series that has appropriated so much of their time. In other words, fans tend to overreact. A lot.
And can you blame them? After all, you surely know the feeling. You know what it’s like to watch from outside the bubble as something you love is put through the wringer by creatives who have no idea what the hell they’re doing. When you’re not in the room, when you don’t know the reasoning for a certain casting choice or a certain creative decision, it can be nerve-wracking. What are they doing to the thing that you love?
However, not ever knee-jerk fan reaction has been accurate. Movie fans have recoiled against some truly great ideas and they have recoiled against aspects of films that, in the end, simply didn’t matter. You may very well remember these movie fan controversies. You may have tried to do the wise thing and forget these controversies. As these examples show, sometimes movie fans are the absolute last people you actually want making decisions in the moviemaking process.
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Which Captain America: Civil War stars are stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live with a surprise? What pop culture icon is voicing Darkseid in Teen Titans Go? How did Chris Hemsworth help Tom Holland step into the role of Spider-Man? Who just joined the cast of Netflix’s Luke Cage series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »