Tag: Comic Book Adaptation

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY (ANALYSIS)THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY (ANALYSIS)

The Dark Knight Trilogy Analysis begins …

Christopher Nolan’s much vaunted Dark Knight Trilogy consisted of Batman Begins (BB), The Dark Knight (TDK) and The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR). The trilogy has been credited for legitimising superhero movies after the damage done by the campy Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.

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CONSTANTINE (2005) REVIEWCONSTANTINE (2005) REVIEW

Constantine, a 2005 horror movie starring Keanu Reeves.

The character of John Constantine began life as a supporting cast member of DC Comics’ Saga of the Swamp Thing series, in the mid-80s. Created by Alan Moore at the behest of Swamp Thing artists Stephen Bissette, John Totleben and Rick Veitch, the trench-coated, chain-smoking, cynical magician would become popular enough to merit his own solo series – Hellblazer – in 1988.

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TV EYE : UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON 2 (NO SPOILERS)TV EYE : UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON 2 (NO SPOILERS)

Previously…
In season 1, we were introduced to our protagonists – seven superhuman misfits (Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Five, Ben and Vanya) mentored by an idiosyncratic and eccentric gent in the style of the X-Men and the Doom Patrol. Copping story elements from the Dark Phoenix saga, the Umbrella Academy succeeded in improving on its source material and in engaging an invested audience before delivering a satisfying cliff-hanger of an ending.

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PoP20 | SUPERHERO FILM : THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)PoP20 | SUPERHERO FILM : THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Christopher Nolan’s game-changing Dark Knight is a decade old! Here’s my contemporaneous review. 

It makes a whole lot of sense that the second film in Christopher Nolan’s reboot of the Batman franchise is called The Dark Knight. After all, Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns revived the moribund comic book industry (together with Watchmen) and challenged fans to take the super hero a bit more seriously than before.

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