The Girl We Left Behind: David Fincher’s Incomplete Dragon Tattoo Trilogy

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo deserved better. David Fincher’s adaptation of the popular Swedish novel is his most underrated movie yet; although it was critically praised and did moderately well at the box office—oh yeah, and got Rooney Mara a Best Actress nomination—it still wasn’t enough to continue the trilogy. Disappointed is an understatement.…

Read More

Batman v Superman: When Critics Don’t Like Change

Originally published on 4/9/16. This past Wednesday I went to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for a second time—despite what the general consensus said, I came out enjoying the movie—and while I watched the slow-mo opening credits of the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne, I found myself crying. Not because of their tragic…

Read More

The Cloverfield Paradox – Review

Anyone who has followed the Cloverfield franchise from the beginning already knows to expect the unexpected. But even then, fans are still left in bewilderment at how unpredictable these films can get. The Cloverfield Paradox just dropped on Netflix—on Super Bowl Sunday of all days—with the only promotion being a 30-second teaser with the caption,…

Read More

Cyborg Isn’t Here For Your Comic Relief

What does Cyborg mean to you? I ask this question because in the weeks leading up to the release of Justice League, I noticed an alarming amount of people who either dismissed or rejected the DCEU’s interpretation of the character. If you grew up during the era of Toonami, you almost certainly remember watching Teen…

Read More

We Need To Talk About Lois Lane

Lois Lane doesn’t get enough credit. I don’t know how else to say it—the DCEU is a $3 billion (and counting) franchise with tons of iconic characters that have already been introduced and are the subject of analysis and discussion among fans and yet the one person I don’t see getting her due is Amy…

Read More