Archive for July, 2012

In just nine days, the concluding piece to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, will be released in theaters across the United States. The excitement surrounding this film is building and one of the big questions on the minds of many is if the Dark Knight Rises will be able to break, or even come close, to breaking the records set by Avengers. Asking any film to do what Avengers did is a momentous task, but the Dark Knight Rises may have the ability to do so. Currently, Avengers is listed as having the biggest opening weekend in US history, is ranked third on the global all times films list, and has raked in a total of $1,359.4 million worldwide. In the middle of a summer of superhero films, the question is which one is going to win out in the end. And right now, Avengers has the lead. The best challenger to the security that Avengers has is the Dark Knight Rises. On the surface, it seems reasonable to compare the two movies. Superheroes vs. Superhero, sequel film vs. sequel film, huge blockbuster hits vs. huge blockbuster hits, Marvel vs. DC, Iron Man vs. Batman, Whedon vs. Nolan…..the list goes on. While the comparison seems obvious, I am here to say this: Why are we comparing the two films? (more…)

The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb, is Sony’s reboot of the Sam Rami’s 2002 Spider-Man film. Despite trying to distance itself from the original film by having a more realistic and darker setting that it seems that superhero movies are heading towards after the success of the recent Batman movies, The Amazing Spider-Man feels too similar for fans like myself who really liked the original.