4 Types of Villain and How to Use Them

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”

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The Problem With Justice League

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…

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How bad is Justice League? (Spoilers)

While our conclusions on the movie are different, there are some great points here.

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Currently standing at a 41% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes you would presumably think that Justice League is not worth watching. In this post I am going to talk about each aspect of the film and decide whether or not that is true.

Characters:

After reading several reviews one common theme they all share is a mention of the lack of build up for many of the characters. This is of course referring to The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg who all made their DCEU debuts. Let’s go through each one and see how much build-up they had and how well they were pulled off.

The Flash:

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The only build up we see for Ezra Miller’s character is exactly what we saw in Batman vs Superman; a small CCTV video of him robbing a store. When we actually meet him we see the same scene that was in the trailer, Bruce…

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Maybe Wonder Woman Isn’t THE Hero of Her Own Movie, But That’s Not Really the Point

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.diana gif

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