Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) — I think the PG-13 direct-to-video animated movies from DC and Warner Premiere have been by-and-large pretty great, but the Superman/Batman ones (Apocalypse follows the earlier Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) based on the comics by Jeph Loeb have left me somewhat cold, much like the comics they’re based on. (Actually excepting The Long … Continue reading

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) — I’m really digging these direct-to-video PG-13 animated films from DC. They’re straight-up adaptations of some great comics without having to fit into the wider DC Animated Universe’s complicated continuity (or the even more complicated continuity of the comics themselves). The movie deals largely with the aftermath of the … Continue reading

Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass (2010) — So watching this film several months later, perspective sinks in. While I am still bitter as all hell that the scene from the comics involving a child’s cocaine use was cut, I can appreciate the film’s darkness more, even if it is cut down significantly from Mark Millar’s source material. I am … Continue reading

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) — So Jeph Loeb wrote one of my favorite comics [The Long Halloween] but he is far from one of my favorite comic writers.  He tends to go cameo-crazy and the stories have a tendency to suffer as a result.  So why the so-far-pretty-decent DC direct-to-disc decided to go with adapted … Continue reading

Surrogates (2009)

Surrogates (2009) — So my most-stated rule of reviewing adaptations is try to review the movie on its own and don’t compare it the source material.  I also break the rule pretty much every time I mention it.  As for Surrogates, on its own it’s a pretty decent movie.  Not great.  Maybe not even memorable, … Continue reading

Watchmen (2009)

Watchmen (2009) — So like everyone who read the comic book first (I hate people who say “graphic novels,” it takes an awesome art form and gives it that ring of pretension that makes me want to punch people in the throat) I have my own list of things I wish had been left in … Continue reading