The film failed to live up to the expectations of the American pantheon sharing the silver screen at long last, and yet there was never a moment I felt anything short of euphoria.
The vandalism and destruction called for or committed recently evidence an eagerness to follow Rome along the same self-destructive path from civility to savagery.
From the Big Bang to the Big Freeze, there was Batman and there was Barbatos, the ultimate enemy and the greatest evidence as to just how expansive the Batman mythos extends.
Snyder and Tynion pull on dozens of similar threads from the works of earlier writers to weave a grand tapestry nearly unequaled in its ambition… The genius of building a narrative around a theme such as Metal is that it’s so elemental as to be ubiquitous across the pre-existing mythology with which they’re working.
Man’s highest purpose is to officiate the marriage of Matter to Meaning. His second highest is the appreciation and enjoyment of all the wondrous works begotten by this union.
Baby Driver never for a minute romanticized the violence which drive its high-octane action sequences, not only removing the glamour from the car-crime genre, but soberingly showing the consequences of such a lawless lifestyle.
“The most obvious appeal is also of the book is perhaps also its deepest: ‘there was sorrow then too, and gathering dark, but great valour, and great deeds not wholly vain.'”
Trading the fully feminst Diana of the comics for a demi-divine intercesor was the right move for the movie adaptationof the character