Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Batman vs. Captain America in the Age of Apocalypse

You know, we're not quite halfway through 2016 and the comic book movies have been pretty good:

  • X-Men: Apocalypse is good and pretty thorough in covering that story. Serious stuff, action scenes, and enough humor to keep it lively.
  • Civil War was great, a really well-done treatment of one of the better comic book stories of the last 20 years. 
  • Deadpool was a revelation - a) he was a good choice for a movie and b) someone at Fox is up for something good beyond just the X-Men series. 
  • Batman vs. Superman - well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.
Now granted it is interesting that the "good ones" IMO are all Marvel-based while our problem child is once again the DC movie. I don't think it's the source material - I think it is based completely on how the studios have handled making the movies. Marvel has had a few missteps along the way too - remember the Hulk movies? Spiderman has had some trouble at Sony though we can hope that's over now, and the Fantastic Four haven't been handled well at Fox either. 

But 3 out of 4 is still something to be happy about if you like these kinds of things. 

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