A new film editorial is up at Green Spot Blue! It is on superhero films, so grab a towel, make a homemade cape with a pin and enjoy.
Here is the introduction to the article:
I have never drunk the kool-aid, but I have sipped it.
That is my experience with comic books.
I did some occasional collecting when I was 12; and from time to time may read a graphic novel. Oh, I can do pretty well on some trivial pursuit questions when they come up, but I am no avid fan and I admit it. What I do love about superheroes and comic books is the mythology and when I am around my friends who are more in tune with that “world,” I will usually ask a hundred questions, trying to discover the new imaginative twists and turns (good and bad) the characters have taken. (Did you know they had zombie superheroes a few years ago!?)
The thing is that now I have a toddler; a toddler with a Superman picture on his wall, Batman bed sheets, and a Flash T-shirt. While he can not see any of these movies until he is much older, I am going to put my film critic hat on and share my opinion on this still evolving meeting of the artforms.
You can read the rest of the article (and my list) here- http://www.greenspotblue.com/world/2011/8/12/movies-10-best-superhero-films.html
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UPDATE: I wrote this film editorial for Green Spot Blue before seeing X-Men: First Class. Who could blame me? The X-Men 3 and Wolverine were not exactly amazing in anyone’s book, and really with the amount of superhero films being made could a list like this ever be up to date? Well, I finally saw X-Men: First Class (I have little kids so to find time to see any film is impressive) and I was really impressed by it. I think it is easily the best of the X-Men films and would have made this list… Of course, with the new Batman film and Joss Whedon doing The Avengers, I might afterwards have to destroy the list all together. It’s Joss Whedon! The man created Buffy! Need I say more?