“Do you want to know the oldest lie in America, Senator? It’s that power can be innocent.” With one statement, Lex Luthor calls into question decades of actions and supposed trustworthiness of a super heroes. Can we really trust those in power? Should we? And if we can’t – what can we trust? Many critics decided early on that “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” would fall flat on its
And the internet let out a collective “huh?” Although speculation has been rampant, more than a few DC fans were surprised at Zack Snyder’s announcement that Gal Gadot, mostly known for her role in the Fast & Furious franchise, would be playing Diana Prince in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel. The film, already highly anticipated with equal measures of curiosity and dread, was already set to re-introduce Batman.
Man of Steel has changed things. The filmmakers set out to redefine Superman for a new generation and, apparently, they’ve done just that. I’m not here to judge the movie, as CultureMass has already covered it. I’m here to focus on one moment in the film, the most critical moment, that I’m afraid may not only mar this franchise moving forward, but is fairly portentous for the superhero genre at
As I was walking into the theater to catch a Saturday evening show of Man of Steel, I happened to overhear a fellow moviegoer as he headed back to his car with his friends. Wearing the classic S-symbol across his chest, he loudly announced, “They just ruined the entire Superman saga! How could they?!” That was the first time – but certainly not the last – that I would run