Suicide Squad: Summer’s Biggest Disappointment is Saved by a Tremendous Cast [Review]

Suicide Squad: Summer’s Biggest Disappointment is Saved by a Tremendous Cast [Review]

Suicide Squad is being released at a critical time. For Hollywood, summer has scorched movie studios with an inconceivable amount of dull, worthless movies that fall into the category of “financial flops.” And for Warner Brothers, because of below expectation numbers back in March for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the microscope on Suicide Squad has intensified immensely. After months of buildup thanks to a strong marketing campaign, David Ayer’s (End of Watch) movie centering around the “Worst Heroes Ever” is finally here. Suicide Squad has problems that keep it from being a memorable. But nonetheless, it’s a somewhat delightful oddball comic book movie, thanks to a cast full of great characters. Read more

Batman The Killing Joke: Absurd Subplot Diminishes Adaptation of Classic Graphic Novel [Review]

Batman The Killing Joke: Absurd Subplot Diminishes Adaptation of Classic Graphic Novel [Review]

While Warner Brothers’ DC Comics live-action movie slate has caused division amongst critics and fans thus far, their direct-to-video original animated movies have been universally appealing for the most part. But with Batman: The Killing Joke, one of the most influential stories about the Joker, comes high expectations. Did directors (and Warner Brothers Animation veterans) Sam Liu and Bruce Timm deliver what fans of the Batman mythology were expecting? Yes, but not without consequence. Read more