And so we have it now: Wonder Woman, the film built around the third of DC’s classic trio of characters (along with Batman and Superman). It’s the first of its kind, and already marked as a success (after a $100 million opening weekend), which of course suggests a bright future for more. But, as with its male-led predecessors: is this necessarily a good thing?
It takes some doing to surprise in a bank heist movie. We’ve seen it all before — films that avoid showing the heist entirely or build to it as a climax, films where the heist turns out well or goes poorly, films with every permutation in between. There’s a lack of new ground to map out there, is my point. Hell or High Water, the latest from director David Mackenzie, makes clear from the start it knows all of this; what’s more, it knows we know it too.
Even if you’re Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk, a man whose life has had its share of wild adventures and death-defying moments, the desire for comfort can be overruled by this fear of routine. Not even life in the 23rd century can change that. What’s getting lost in space when compared to the ennui of endlessly just going through the motions? Enter: Star Trek Beyond.
By: Jared Greenspan For the first 90% of Star Trek Into Darkness there is nothing overtly objectionable, save perhaps for the lack of a colon in the title. You might […]