Comic Book Movie Reviews

That Dark Knight Guy Keeps Returning [Part 1, Review]

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Review

Starting in 2007 with Superman: Doomsday DC Comics has been pulling from their library of classics for animated adaptions and shorts, there was perhaps none more tempting (and anticipated) than Frank Miller’s 1986 four-issue limited series, The Dark Knight Returns.

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23 Reasons To Love The Dark Knight Rises & 1 Not To [Review]

Dark Knight Rises Movie Review

To no one’s surprise The Dark Knight Rises was good. More than that, it was great. It wrapped up the trilogy in probably the best way possible while leaving the door open for future possibilities. So for my review (in no particular order): 23 reasons to love it, 1 reason not to.

There’s probably more if I really thought about it but 23 is no short order. Plus, there’s one thing that’ll probably grind some gears.

As always, spoilers aplenty.

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Spider-Man Begins. Again. [Review]

The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Review

Spider-Man is reborn for a new generation!  Well, actually, it’s probably more like the same generation, only slightly older.  But either way, he’s back again, for the first time, in The Amazing Spider-Man.  WARNING: There be Spoilers.

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Superman vs. The Elite [Review]

Superman vs. The Elite

Does the world want Truth, Justice, and the American Way, or blood and revenge?

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“Hulk Smash…” What Comic Book Movies Used to Be [The Avengers Movie Review]

 The Avengers Movie Review

What began as a surprise in a post credits scene at the end of the first Iron Man movie in 2008, rolled into one of the most ambitious projects in Hollywood history – The Avengers Movie.  Now, it’s time for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to finally assemble to stop Loki and an army of alien invaders!

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Conan the Barbarian Movie Review

  • August 24, 2011 11:54 pm
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In a brutal land of swords and sorcery, a young boy named Conan watches as his village is destroyed by a ruthless warlord on the path to world domination.  Vowing revenge, Conan travels the world, becoming a master of combat.  Eventually stumbling onto his enemies’ plans, which involve sacrificing a beautiful priestess in the quest of absolute power, Conan wreaks a devastating path of retribution on the way to his destiny.

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Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Review

Captain America: The First Avenger, the fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, opened July 19, 2011 and may just be the best out of the whole bunch.

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X-Men: First Class Movie Review

  • June 4, 2011 10:13 pm
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Set during the Cold War of the 1960’s, X-Men First Class depicts the efforts of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr, the men who would one day be Professor X and Magneto, as they try to guide the fate of the newly emerging Mutant race and prevent one of their own from wiping out humanity.

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Thor Movie Review

I’ve waited a quarter of a century to see Thor on the big screen.  The God of Thunder was my first favorite superhero.  He is the character that got me into comics.  His tale is the one that planted the seeds of interest for the myths and legends of Gods and Goddesses long gone within my mind and imagination.  It’s been a long time coming for me to see him in all his live action glory.

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All Star Superman Movie Review

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Captain America (1990) Movie Review

Remember when, while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV, you saw that awesome commercial for this Summer’s big blockbuster, Captain America: First Avenger?  Some of you probably saw that and said, “Damn I can’t wait to see that!”  I know I did, but I also thought back to a little gem of crappiness known by basically the same name that was supposed to be released in 1990, but didn’t see the light of day until 1992, when it was released directly to video.

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Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Review

  • December 6, 2010 4:04 pm
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This was a real treat for me to watch, as I’m both a Superman and Captain Marvel fan.. It really seems ridiculous that he cannot even use his own name in 2010, and is reduced to Shazam even now. Still, he has Shazam when I was a lad, and I do revel in saying the word still . . . when applicable. While I’m not a fan of watching Superman being smacked about for any length of time, the animation, story, and voices were good so that I enjoyed the short in spite of Superman being a punching bag, yet again.

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