Just How Successful is Black Panther?

Black Panther has been out for about 2 weeks now and has been getting a lot of attention. There are two things that I've been consistently hearing about the movie. One, that it's an important film because it's one of the first wide-release, mainstream movies that focuses on black characters, helmed by a black director. … Continue reading Just How Successful is Black Panther?

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Which Comic Book Movies Were the Most Profitable?

*This is an update to a post I wrote a few years ago There are two ways to judge the financial success of a movie. The first is the box office gross, and the second is return on investment. For most movies, the only numbers we really have to look at are production budget and … Continue reading Which Comic Book Movies Were the Most Profitable?

If Disney Buys Fox: Better Villains in the MCU

I've written a few times about how the MCU really hasn't done well with their villains. So few of them have been really memorable. For the most part, villains in the Marvel universe are one-dimensional characters that threaten the world/hero, are defeated, then disappear from the franchise. Part of the reason Marvel has been struggling … Continue reading If Disney Buys Fox: Better Villains in the MCU

Strengths and Weaknesses in the DCEU and MCU

A while ago, I wrote a post comparing the DCEU approach to the MCU. I focused a lot on suspension of disbelief, and how Marvel's light hearted tone allowed for a greater level of forgiveness than DC's darker approach. Now, after each franchise has released a few more movies, I've decided to go back and … Continue reading Strengths and Weaknesses in the DCEU and MCU

Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Doctor Strange

I really enjoy movies based on comic books, whether they be based on well known comics like X-Men, or more obscure titles like Hellboy. Every time I watch one (or re-watch one) I write up a post with my thoughts. I try to be spoiler free, but the older the movie, the less careful I … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Doctor Strange

Quick Thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I'm still trying to figure out what I thought of the movie. Some things really worked, others really didn't. It's good, one of the better sequels in the MCU, but I don't think it improved on the first one. There were some things that the movie did surprisingly well. I was not thrilled to see … Continue reading Quick Thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2