Avengers: Age of Ultron is everything a superhero movie should be.

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Avengers Age of Ultron

Okay, everybody freeze for the obligatory group shot!

Okay, let’s just get it out of the way: Avengers: Age of Ultron is everything a superhero movie should be.  You like superhero movies?  Go see it. (No spoilers ahead.) Continue reading

Superheroes have finally transitioned from comics to screens

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Avengers Age of UltronIn the last post, I examined Marvel Comics and the refusal of the editors to bring the comic books fully into the 21st century.  At the end, I pointed out that the comic book industry is, in reality, a very small one; and that, if it dried up and blew away tomorrow, it wouldn’t exactly be mourned by the world.

That’s because superheroes are too busy working other venues, most notably the big screen and various small screens, and are demonstrating that that’s where the big money is.  And as we rapidly approach another blockbuster summer movie season, we’ll see even more examples of the real future of superheroes in the 21st century. Continue reading