Film Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron (2015)

At some point in the mess that is Avengers: Age of Ultron, the titular heroes retreat to a bucolic, isolated farm, owned by the archer known as Clint Barton/Hawkeye. Serving as the place where he stashes his kids, and inexplicably Linda Cardellini (unfortunately relegated here to a doting housewife), the Barton ranch sequence encapsulates everything…Read more Film Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron (2015)

“Do You Really Think This Will Change Anything?” – How Marvel’s Daredevil is a Half-Measure

Superheroics are inherently stupid, and the best comics acknowledge this. The Batman canon has wallowed in this harsh truth for years, with its characters (in every medium) openly wondering if the Caped Crusader does more bad than good. Moore famously designed his seminal superhero text Watchmen to be the genre's epitaph. Its central cast of…Read more “Do You Really Think This Will Change Anything?” – How Marvel’s Daredevil is a Half-Measure

Film Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

In the third Iron Man film, the adage, "A hero is only as good as his villain," certainly applies. Iron Man 3's baddie easily eclipses such forgettable foes as Whiplash and Obadiah Stane in terms of banality. However, what's worse is that the film's eponymous hero, portrayed once more with a snarky playfulness by Robert…Read more Film Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)