Category Archives: Property review

Property review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Cap­tain Amer­ica: The Win­ter Sol­dier Mar­vel Stu­dios, 2014   Win­ter Sol­dier strikes cool bal­ance There is no such thing as not believ­ing in the magic of super­hero films. Mar­vel has proven that a ridicu­lous num­ber of times over by this point, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

 X-Men: Days of Future Past 20th Cen­tury Fox, 2014    X-cellent return to form Set aside any pre­con­ceived notions you may have had at the announce­ment of a new X-Men film. We’ll wait because we know just how hard that may be … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Cen­tury Fox/Marvel Enter­tain­ment, 2006   X-cruciatingly bad x-ecution   We get that the X-Men film prop­er­ties reside in a dif­fer­ent uni­verse than the comic book ver­sion. And we have no prob­lems sus­pend­ing dis­be­lief when asked. But … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3 Colum­bia Pic­tures, 2007 Webcrawler stum­bles a third time Let’s get some­thing straight from the begin­ning: Tobey Maguire, in no way, failed the Spider-Man fran­chise. There’s plenty of blame to go around out­side of the cast of the once-juggernaut film … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Batman Returns

Bat­man Returns Warner Bros., 1992 Bat­man returns with a lit­tle fan­fare, but too many ene­mies Bat­man Returns is solid, no doubt about it. Sure, it has some stum­bles and could use a lit­tle pol­ish­ing in the finer points, but like … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: God Loves, Man Kills

God Loves, Man Kills Mar­vel Comics, 1982 God loves, but man kills dis­crim­i­na­tively In the dark recesses of the human soul lies a need to per­se­cute. Every being that can afford to call itself human has the poten­tial and incli­na­tion to … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Afro Samurai

Afro Samu­rai Funi­ma­tion Enter­tain­ment, 2007 Afro Samu­rai is a con­certo of high-quality hack and slash There were never that many black samu­rai in his­tory. Save for their fic­tional coun­ter­parts, let’s just say diver­sity wasn’t the thing in ancient Japan. But for all … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: TMNT Vol. 1 (1987 animated series)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles Vol. 1 Lion­s­gate Home Enter­tain­ment, 2004 Tur­tles fight bare bones DVD True chil­dren of the ‘80s will tell you that one of the things imprinted in their mem­ory is what they watched on tele­vi­sion. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: The Avengers (2012)

Photo cour­tesy of IMDB.com Avengers assem­ble into a sat­is­fy­ing pack­age When GI first heard there was going to be an Avengers film made, we scoffed. “Seri­ously, who didn’t see that com­ing? And who’s going to be in it?” is lit­er­ally … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Batman (1989)

Bat­man Warner Bros., 1989 Batman’s exploits begin in excel­lent 1989 adven­ture When the Tim Burton-directed Caped Crusader’s vehi­cle hit the sil­ver screen, comic book movies were in their infancy. Sure, there was the Dolph Lund­gren ver­sion of The Pun­isher and … Con­tinue read­ing

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