Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Or how to mess up a comic book character’s iconography.

Right after the release of Man of Steel, and after its success, it was announced that a new Superman movie was in the works; this time with Batman as co-protagonist. The working title was Batman v Superman, and even though very little was known at the time about its production, what the title implied is […]

Superman III: Reeves’s last dignified entry in the series.

It’s been hotly debated over the years whether Christopher Reeves’s second to last incarnation as the Man of Steel is actually a worthwhile movie or not. You either love or hate it, according to some people. I, myself, happen to fall somewhere in the middle but, when it comes to evaluating the technical and artistic […]

Joker. And how difficult it is to put on a happy face in the current state of affairs

I recently went to see Joker, a film which having seen the trailer many months ago, and in spite of all the good feedback it was getting in the press, film festivals and such, I was on the fence about. I didn’t like the first trailer, to be honest. I compared it to an arty-farty […]

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. A Cinematic debacle that begs to be revisited

Back in 1986, and after acquiring the rights to the comic book character Superman from Alexander & Ilya Salkind for a very respectable sum of money, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, from the Cannon Group Inc, proceeded to embark on the making of the next installment in the Superman saga that would bring the series […]

Superman Lives: The Superman movie that never was

Back in 1997, and after a decade without a Superman movie being released on the big screen, Jon Peters, producer of Batman (1989), acquired, by chance, the rights for the famous comic book character practically under Warner Bros’ noses, who didn’t even know that the rights were up for grabs, and still believed were legally […]

Superman Returns: A failed but worthy attempt.

This will be the first of my Superman related posts that I will write to illustrate the different incarnations of the popular comic book character in both the big and small screen. These will be done in no particular order, since I’m more inclined to do the more controversial or, shall we say, “maligned” ones […]

Eyes Wide Shut

A biting comment on today’s personal relationships and especially, those whitin the Marriage institution. Back in 1999, when Kubrick’s posthumous movie came out, everyone was expecting something sensational. Unfortunately, even though it was sensational, it wasn’t in the way people were expecting it to be. Rumours of a rather stressfull shoot and, that the content […]