Superheroes

Justice League

This is meant to be the origin story of DC Comics’ version of the Knights of the Round Table (or, I don’t know, the Avengers?). We’ve met the current Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck), Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill), and Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), but they need a few other superheroes to pick up the slack …

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Doctor Strange

OK, so I know dismissing a whole Marvel movie based on the theory of white male privilege sounds dismissive, but a few hours after watching Doctor Strange, the latest in a slew of superheroes we’ve never heard of, I realized how perfectly this film fit the mold. Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch, sporting an American …

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Suicide Squad

DC Comics’ Suicide Squad is a mishmash of bad guys and villains pulled together as the government’s secret weapon. Superman is dead, and an official posits the scary thought, what if another superhuman character showed up, but he didn’t happen to be nice like the flying man in tights? Who would be able to stop …

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X-Men: Apocalypse

The X-Men universe keeps on keepin’ on, and going in multiple directions and back again, it seems to have a never-ending universe. Characters first introduced in Bryan Singer’s first X-Men film in 2000, including Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and Ian McKellan’s Magneto, have now morphed (reverted?) into the younger James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, respectively. …

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