In my last post, I spoke about 5 types of antagonist and how to keep them compelling. One of the types I discussed was the villain. So today I’d like to expand on that post by discussing 4 Types of Villain and how they can be used in your story. Continue reading “4 Types of Villain and How to Use Them”
I love superhero stories. The superhero story is kind of timeless. This one … this one is sadly less so.
As a franchise grows, the probability that the latest entry will be terrible increases. But you’ve seen movies before, right? I don’t need to tell you what Sequelitis is. And you’d think, Deadpool being Deadpool, that you wouldn’t need to tell him what it is either.
Yeah, I know. I write that like there’s only one. But you gotta clickbait that title, dudes. It’s not just YouTubers who are strangled.
In my review of the movie, the post to which this is kind of a follow-up, I didn’t mention this one thing that’s been bothering me since I posted it. So I’m going to cover it now. (So, spoiler alert.)
Yes, this movie is trying so hard to be a Marvel movie. Yes, this movie contains dumb shit like Aquaman saying “Booyah” and Superman and Cyborg bonding like they haven’t only known each other for seventeen seconds. Yes, this movie doesn’t keep the characterisation that it established in the movies that came before.
But it does something that bothers me just a little bit more? And what’s that? Well…
While our conclusions on the movie are different, there are some great points here.
About halfway through this movie, I leaned over to LapsedHeathen and said, “Dad, I think this might be a bad film.”
“Yeah,” he said, “it’s not great, is it?”
I mean, I think we all knew going into this that it wasn’t going to be as good as The Avengers. And I think we were right. But … there’s more.
Originally posted June 30, 2017
Yesterday I saw Wonder Woman for the third time. It’s definitely my favourite movie in a long while—and I watch a lot of movies. And it’s Wonder Woman that I’m here to talk about today!
Spoilers ahead for Wonder Woman. You have been warned.
A while ago, I saw Digital Spy arguing that, because of Steve Trevor’s role, Diana isn’t the hero in her own movie. This post discusses how Steve could have been cut from the movie. I’m not addressing Digital Spy directly, here, but I will be talking about that view of the movie. To be honest, I’m afraid I think that that view of the film rather misses the point. Not to mention that this film has some great messages.
So, let’s get into this.