This is a new series I’m starting on this blog called Re(tro)views (Pronounced Retro Views but kinda looks like reviews haha). What I do, or at least aim to do is rather than give films a typical review of what I liked and didn’t like and judge whether it was a good movie, I look more at what I perceived or learnt about the film, characters, message, and philosophy and why what they do is important and why decisions in these mediums matter for the audience or maybe society. Does the movie change culture in any type of way? does it represent a change in people’s perception on things? does a film cause an influx in comic sales or a severe drop?
There are many things film can do and because I would like to place it underneath the arts, it’s influencing does matter.
I’ve learnt to understand that movies can mean more to an audience and I want to explore those themes, not every super hero film is warranted to a Re(tro)view (Well not until I figure out whether it played a major role in Cinema or culture) but I will have a few, I do hope you enjoy this series as much as I do writing about them and I will be releasing these reviews Once a Month, That is the aim for now anyway. If you have any suggestions for films that I can review and even what those films meant for you, please do suggest, I’d like to know your thoughts and will probably even cause me to rewatch them again in a new light.
I’ll start this series at some point in September, hopefully mid.
Thank you for reading
DC hasn’t had the easiest time when making their movies, I mean at times they had the super hero genre on lock. The Christopher Reeves Superman movies defined what it meant to be a hero that people can look up to……. well I guess before the third and fourth movie at least and Christopher Nolan made the Batman trilogy change our very perception of grounded heroes.
Maybe we need people called Christopher to sort this out
Nah let’s dive into this
So what’s the difference between a Homage and a reveal to you?
Warning: This post contains Spider-Man: Homecoming spoilers
So like…….don’t read it until you watch it….or read it ( I don’t mind )
If there is one thing I love, it’s some crossover events. Oh, they remind me of pancakes, they’re both so satisfying. Like a fresh book smell, a garden of roses……(You get my drift).
But maybe I can convince you they’re bad?
I think it’s a wonderful thing that comic book culture is becoming a more prevalent thing in society, Comic book movies are the norm and it gives me a reason to flex my superhero knowledge muscles for situations that will never occur……….maybe.
I had a very random thought about heroes that would come from certain parts of the world and how would they look and be, and with Dr Strange, Black Panther, Luke Cage and Iron Fist coming out, it seemed like a good time to have one of my late night thoughts about cultural appropriation and what it means.
So the new trailers from Justice League and Wonder Woman has dropped and my-oh-my