Week in Review (March 25, 2016)

It’s been a Batman week for me. For my birthday, my wife (and kid) decorated the dining room in a Batman theme and gave me a Batman cake like I was turning 12 and not 36. I also wrote a long piece on how Tim Burton’s Batman films are better in memory than in reality.

Tim Burton’s Batman Films Are Far Worse Than You Remember

From Deadpool to Captain America: Civil War to X-Men: Apocalypse to Suicide Squad, we are truly living in the age of the comic book film. Studios pour hundreds of millions of dollars into films that try valiantly to remain true to the source material and translate the artwork of a splash page onto a movieContinue reading “Tim Burton’s Batman Films Are Far Worse Than You Remember”

Documentary Tuesday: “The Death of ‘Superman Lives” [2015]

In the mid-to-late ’90s, Warner Brothers began development of a revival of Superman. Kevin Smith even wrote a script for it before Tim Burton became attached and brought in his own writers. He immediately cast Nicholas Cage as Clark Kent and there are rumors that Jim Carrey was in talks to portray Brainiac. The projectContinue reading “Documentary Tuesday: “The Death of ‘Superman Lives” [2015]”