Sigh. Only a day and a half away from boarding that flight back to Vancouver. Less than 30 hours away from a visit free and clear of family drama and wholesale awkwardness. Sooooooooooo close. But, alas, it was not to be. Now I’m left to count down the agonizing minutes until we’re on our way.
Hey, you know what I was thinking? Liar! You can’t know what I was thinking. I was actually thinking about doing a super-film marathon, sitting through every major superhero-themed movie produced, one a week, and then writing up (or having resident film critic, Cookie Monster, write up) a short review. It would be fun. Not so much for me but for you, and it would also serve as a warning to those foolhardy enough to follow in my footsteps and screen, say, Daredevil or Catwoman. I’m thinking I can even keep am easy-to-click-and-link rundown on this blog’s right sidebar.
Anyway, my exhaustive research (typing “superhero films” into the wikipedia search bar) turned up the following contendors:
With the exception of the campy 1966 Batman, it looks like mighty rough sledding up until 1988’s Blade. What do you all think? Maybe you can all watch along with me. Any favorites in the list? Any, uh, non-favorites?
Hmmm. Looks like I might have to do two a week. Who’s up for the Elektra/Son of Mask double feature?
Need a little convincing? Well how about THIS trailer for Superman and the Mole Men?
Yeah! I knew that would do it. Grab it from Netflix and screen it by same time next week (January 8th) to take part in the discussion.
Oh, and while I’m reminding you about things to do, don’t forget to read Batgirl: Batgirl Rising by January 16th. And have your questions ready for writer Bryan Q. Miller!
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