Tag Archives: Superheroes

Weekly Mini Review: The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Story: A young martial arts movie geek finds that he’s destined to save ancient China as its savior. Basically, The Last Starfighter with Kung Fu. Review: Those who watch this just to see Jackie Chan perform his usual stunning choreography … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of the Wide-Eyed, Idealistic Hero

In the last decade, mass media in the United States has seen many changes in the way characters and stories are written. One change which I consider to be particularly unfortunate is the gradual, yet rapid, decline in the use … Continue reading

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Chuck Versus Get Smart

Ever since Chuck premiered about four years ago, I’ve been comparing it to Get Smart in my mind… Continue reading

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The Angsty, Angsty Antihero

My previous post about superheroes got me thinking about the rising popularity of antiheroes. In attempting to define antiheroes, however, there seems to be some conflict as to whether an antihero is a protagonist who happens to be a villain or just a severely flawed hero… Continue reading

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Superheroes: From Supermen with Super Powers to the Well-Equipped Everyman to… Vampires?

With the flood of vampire movies & TV shows featuring people with superpowers who don’t really act like superheroes, and TV/movies featuring vampires who act like extremely angsty super-anti-heroes, one is made to wonder if they’re all sub-genres within the superhero genre. Continue reading

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