Tagged with super hero films

Review: Chronicle, 2012, dir. Josh Trank

Review: Chronicle, 2012, dir. Josh Trank


Chronicle director Josh Trank deserves unquestioned accolades if only for how deftly he weaves together two tired ideas– found footage narratives and superhero origin stories– and ends up with something fresh and engaging. Frankly, he cheats at both (though more at the former than the latter), but when your primary cast members can levitate the camera … Continue reading

Review: Super, 2011, dir. James Gunn

Review: Super, 2011, dir. James Gunn


Last year, Matthew Vaughn’s Kick Ass posed the question, “What would happen if a regular, everyday person put on a costume and fought crime?” rather succinctly– they’d get beaten half to death– before going off the rails of reality and into full-blown superhero movie mode, as though to underscore the impossibility of the film’s own … Continue reading