Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is suggested to be a reflection of each one of us who cannot help but be aware of the horrors of our surroundings, and is likely to prove a parable for all modern-day reluctant prophets.
A Comprehensive Analysis of a Potential Classic
Part One: Macro Analysis
Not only is the movie perhaps the best remake so far this century, but one of the most important films of the past twelve years – period.
Dressed in designer shoes (a bad idea, it turns out), a nice shirt and tie, with a pad of notepaper in hand, I asked average fans and famous creators alike about their thoughts on the constantly increasing numbers of comic-to-movie adaptations that flood theaters worldwide every year.
With Hollywood drowning itself in caped crusaders and costumed muscle men – each of their tales reusing (and taking way too seriously) the same tired plot devices – it feels refreshing to see a film that manages to retain all the things we love about superheroics while also not shying away from experimentation and reinvention.
While it does offer spectacle, it doesn’t feel as smart as it wants to be, never becoming a cohesive whole. Its individual pieces look great, but the puzzle just can’t seem to come together.
“The Wolverine” overall is a very good representation of its central character that, at least for most of its running time, manages to balance the development of an accurate character portrayal that hews close to the character’s nature with fun and well-played set pieces.
On july 20th, Zach Snyder made a surprising announcement at a Comic-Con panel that the sequel to this year’s blockbuster Man of Steel will feature Superman going head to head – and fist to fist – with the caped crusader himself – Batman.
Read our take on this news.
This movie is nothing if not an excellent exercise in genre filmmaking. What this usually means, though, is that it is not for everyone. While it provides some relief from the darker, more cynical action fare of late, it still has very specific, nonmainstream influences, and wears its love of them on its sleeve.
An enjoyable film that merges elements of both hard and spaghetti Western films with the pulpy implausibility of a comic book. It also successfully manages to break conventions while still satisfying its audience’s desires for good ol’ fashioned shoot-em-up action and heroics.
Between the level of respect the film has for its audience’s intelligence, the skill with which the story is produced and told, and the relevance of its political and social subject matters, the film delivers on the reputation of its makers.
World War Z is not without entertainment, and pushes some interesting concepts. But at the end of the day, it is void of any significant amount of personality that would make it truly compelling.