DC and the Marvel Cinematic Universe: How Batman May Have Ruined DC Movies

My first attempt at writing this turned into my previous post about successful comic book movies. I didn't intend for it to do that. I was trying to show something else. My thoughts are, in part, prompted by this article by Daniel Reynolds. Specifically, this piece: After Christopher Nolan’s self-contained Batman trilogy ended in 2012, … Continue reading DC and the Marvel Cinematic Universe: How Batman May Have Ruined DC Movies

Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Superman Returns

I've decided to go back and watch a bunch of movies based on comic books. No real reason, just something I thought would be fun. This time it was the 2006 movie Superman Returns. Superman Returns IMDb Rating: 6.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes critics: 76% Rotten Tomatoes audience: 61% My Rating: 5/10 I saw two big problems with … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Superman Returns

I Recently Finished Reading: The Skull Throne

This book was just like the others in Peter V. Brett's Demon Cycle, but it was also completely different. It was the same because it had excellent writing, great characters, and a lot of solid action. It was different because, for the first time, it felt like it was moving directly towards a conclusion. I … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Skull Throne

The Most Profitable Comic Book Movies in History

I took some time to comb through Box Office Mojo's list of the top grossing movies based on comic books and really look at which movies were successful. Most studios don't release their actual costs, just the production budget, but a rule of thumb is that a movie is profitable once its box office gross … Continue reading The Most Profitable Comic Book Movies in History