More ambitious and assured filmmaking here than almost anything I saw in a theater in 2019. You gotta love a dog that looks like it is too sad to even move.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'm not going to do a big long post for this one. It's almost one in the morning and I don't have it in me. Maybe later. For now I just want to get down what I think is my main problem with how these movies have developed, and where they've ended up.
In that first Iron Man, Tony Stark takes forever to put his suit on. It's a whole ordeal, with all these whooshing and whirring mechanical arms with…
The real battle royale this summer isn't between Batman and Superman, or between Captain America and Iron Man, or between the X-Men and the purple guy. It's over the soul of blockbuster cinema. Marvel has clearly staked its claim, and DC announced its own perspective rather loudly a few months ago. The latter made a film which, while admittedly convoluted, was at least a stab at something grandiose and new. It didn't make logical sense, but it felt like it…