Superhero films need to reach beyond the geeks

Aug 17, 2016

Superhero films need to reach beyond the geeks

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Where superhero movies are concerned, you should never trust a critic. When David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” opened to a barrage of negative press in the U.S. earlier this month, some fans responded by lashing out at film journalists online. One even launched a petition ...

Hollywood takes its wisecracking hero seriously

May 25, 2016

Hollywood takes its wisecracking hero seriously

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The opening credits of “Deadpool” begin with the words “Some Douchebag’s Film.” Maybe it was because of this self-deprecation that overseas audiences found the film refreshing. Especially since in another recent superhero blockbuster, a billionaire vigilante pontificates on morality using the “one percent doctrine” ...