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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    The Last Jedi

    The story of Star Wars at large has been a meaningful mythology because it incorporated classical archetypes in a science-fiction setting. Star Wars is now owned by Disney, one of the largest corporations to ever exist. Disney has unlimited possibilities at their disposal, an unlimited budget and every resource they could ever hope for . . . and these are the sequels they created. There’s so much established mythology to mine from this universe, though the writers…

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    ★★★★★

    Watchmen
    The American Dream and the Cost of Compromise

    In 1986, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons wrote a comic book about comic books. (The characters they created were loose adaptations of the Steve Ditko’s ‘Charleston’ characters: The Question, Blue Beatle, Captain Adam, The Peacemaker, Thunderbolt and Nightshade.) Watchmen deconstructed the ideas behind superheroes, questioning their actions and values. The story depicts the characters in a realistic world: some Watchmen are sent to mental health facilities, some Watchmen are murdered for…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★★★★

    Man of Steel
    The Beautiful Truth of Freedom, Love and Choice

    “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★★

    Batman V Superman
    The Hope In Seeing That People Are Still Good

    Zack Snyder’s films feature complex character arcs with depth, realism and artistry rarely seen in comic book adaptations, and with his most recent film, Snyder is at the height of his filmmaking abilities. Compared to the typical blockbuster, Batman V Superman is a challenging work of art; driven by themes rather than plot, structured as a five-act revenge tragedy rather than a conventional three-act hero’s journey and deconstructing…