Asia remains one of the most conservative societies in today’s world, but who would have thought that 20 years ago, Disney would have created their arguably most ideal feminist icon when they turned a Chinese folk legend into a Disney princess? Mulan was released in theaters on June 19, 1998, and it has been one […]Read More ‘Mulan’ turns 20: When Disney boldly gave us their greatest feminist Princess
2013 was a strange year for DC and Warner Bros. Just one summer earlier, their primary competitor Marvel had overtaken the world with The Avengers, which broke every record in the book and amassed over $1.5 billion around the world to become the highest-grossing superhero film at the time (third overall, behind only Avatar and […]Read More Revisiting ‘Man of Steel’, DCEU’s first offering from 5 years ago
2017’s Wonder Woman became an instant landmark film the moment it was released this time last year. The fourth instalment in the DC Extended Universe, directed by Patty Jenkins, was the first female superhero film by a major studio this entire decade, and the first after a 12-year drought that started after 20th Century Fox’s Elektra […]Read More One year later: What ‘Wonder Woman’ has changed about movies
It must have been pretty weird for some folks at Disney last year. Pirates of the Caribbean, the once stellar franchise inspired by their theme park ride, released a fifth installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales (or Salazar’s Revenge in some countries) to very lukewarm reception. It was a far cry from its heyday. During […]Read More Does anyone even remember that ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film from last year?
I don’t know if the world is still bawling over the ending of Avengers: Infinity War, but I pretty much got over it after a day. If it’s one thing I’ve learned about superhero movies and comic books, it’s that no one actually dies… unless you’re Peter Parker’s uncle. We’ve seen it countless of times […]Read More Who will die, return and stay alive in ‘Avengers 4’
This article contains mild spoilers. It’s easy not to take Deadpool 2 seriously. The sequel to the 2016 box office smash is full of graphic slapstick, fourth-wall-breaking banter and sentimental throwback music that made the first film a groundbreaking superhero hit… although Deadpool 2 doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Ryan Reynolds returns as […]Read More ‘Deadpool 2’ is nonsensical fun but offers nothing new (review)
This article contains spoilers. Time is without a doubt one of the most complex storytelling devices known to mere mortal writers. When fantasy and sci-fi writers dabble with time manipulation and time travel in their stories, readers and viewers tend to be lost in a sea of doubts and questions. The Time Stone is one […]Read More Lost in time: Why didn’t Doctor Strange reverse time in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’?