It's very easy to fuck up a superhero movie.
You have to appease the geek hardcore, whilst attracting the masses and garnering new fans. You have a massive budget to payoff, high expectations, and people queing up to criticize your hard work. Even when this is achieved you still actually have to make it good.
Very few, if any have ticked all these boxes.
But even the ones that have have haters.
Which proves to me one thing..
It has been 8 years since Marvel released Iron Man, and since that day they have churned out shiny, polished, yet sporadically dull movies every year.
I have enjoyed many of their movies, but many others have hardly triggered a single grain of excitement.
Excitement is surely Zack Snyder's middle name,
He is a director who has had to deal with near unknown levels of criticism. Criticism bordering on a witch-hunt. And why? I'm still not sure. Perhaps I'm not…
At 98 minutes, this is my dream length of movie. I have said it all my life.
After leaving this screening, and using the facilities, I could quite easily have jumped straight back in to watch the whole movie again. That doesn't happen to me often.
Stoker is phenomenal.
It's as dreamy as it is taught. As beautiful as it is horrific. It's The Tree of Life with A screenplay. An outstanding screenplay at that. It has been said that…