Overrated Works | Batman: The Killing Joke

This may be strange coming from someone who loves the Joker (and the Batman franchise as a whole) so much. It would only make sense that I love a Joker story as much as everybody else loves it... I enjoy The Killing Joke, but I certainly don't think it's great. Even it's own creator, Alan Moore, … Continue reading Overrated Works | Batman: The Killing Joke

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Is This A Joke? (Avengers: Not the Endgame At All)

Are we still pretending these MCU movies are any good? Seriously? At this point, I can’t tell them apart. Some villain wants something, two or three of the heroes get together to stop him, and there are LOTS of jokes along the way. Nobody dies (or stays dead), nobody cares about whatever shenanigans happened previously, … Continue reading Is This A Joke? (Avengers: Not the Endgame At All)

Why the MCU Works and Other Universes Do Not

I'm not going to defend Marvel. Instead, I'm going to say this to hopefully (long-shot here) stop other studios from endlessly trying to make their own cinematic universes. Here is why they will always fail. In essence, it comes down to cinematic diversity. Not every movie in the MCU takes place on Earth, not every … Continue reading Why the MCU Works and Other Universes Do Not

The 6 Greatest Villains In All Fiction, and Why

  Here are, what I think, the 6 greatest villains in all fiction of recent history. Prepare for some of my usual philosophy talk. #6. Voldemort (Harry Potter)      I'm surprised I ultimately chose to include Voldemort on this list at all, but I have my reasons. He's basically Adolf Hitler of the magical … Continue reading The 6 Greatest Villains In All Fiction, and Why