The Problem of Premature Nerdgasms

Geeky pop culture sometimes feels like a collection of cool stuff: "Hero" moments and "holy shit did you see that" images. And sometimes it feels like the people who update our most beloved stories want to include those moments — without doing anything to set them up properly. The premature nerdgasm is a serious problem. » 7/31/13 12:46pm 7/31/13 12:46pm

New Wolverine movie is not much better than the first Wolverine movie

There's a meme going around about The Wolverine that says it's not that good, but at least it's way better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the previous solo vehicle for the indestructible tough guy with the metal skeleton and claws. But sadly, it's not that much better. » 7/26/13 9:02am 7/26/13 9:02am

Ryan Reynolds' Most Ridiculous Superhero Performance of All Time

Ryan Reynolds brought a certain wounded goofiness to his performance in Green Lantern. He was vaguely snarky as Deadpool in Wolverine. But you've never really seen him go all the way over-the-top with the superhero thing — unless you've rented the otherwise forgettable indie movie Paper Man. » 7/03/12 5:30pm 7/03/12 5:30pm

The Worst Superhero Movies Of All Time. Really.

In the past decade, the superhero has strode across our screens like a spandex-clad collossus, beating most other genres. The rise of superhero flicks has brought with it a flood of cinematic sewage, and here are the absolute worst. » 2/01/10 4:30pm 2/01/10 4:30pm

So What Happened To All Those Dark Knight Imitators?

It's been over a year since The Dark Knight made a billion dollars and revolutionized genre cinema. At the time, everyone said we'd be seeing a spate of Dark Knight-influenced "dark" superhero films. So are any of them still happening? » 9/03/09 12:30pm 9/03/09 12:30pm

I feel like there were other "dark" superhero movie ideas being tossed around…