A great Batman movie, a great superhero movie, and a gloriously bonkers expression of the sublime silliness of crime fighters in capes, and our love of them.
The female protagonist has been scrubbed from this “classic story.” Why, Bekmambetov? You got a problem with women?
It’s astonishing how often I am “accused” of being biased — or “biast,” as a reader once blasted at me — as if there were something extraordinary or unusual or unlikely or uncriticly about this…
The best thing about this pile-on of pulpy historical pseudo revisionism: it works. Timur Bekmambetov treats it sincerely, but cheerfully so: the film isn’t without a subversively gentle sense of humor, yet it’s never so earnest that it stumbles over into cheese.
Hoorah for Tim Burton and the new nadir of narcissistic awfulness he achieves here. Dark Shadows dares to be nothing but the wisp of its own conceit.
This looks more silly than anything else. I didn’t know that parkour was a thing in the 19th century.
As related to today’s QOTD: This is a “trailer” for the new book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon Canada] [Amazon U.K.], which will be released soon. That’s interesting enough — trailers for books? neat — but it’s extra interesting because the Guardian is reporting that a movie is already in … more…