He used to seem like a movie making genius...until he began to make movies on par with what a kid might film. When did he change? What can we speculate happened to him? Is there hope left for Shyamalan?
To close Superhero September, here's my take on superhero origins--that foundation on which great comic book characters are built, and usually the reason a character becomes a hero instead of just some jerk running amok with powers.
At long last, superhero movies became a thing that comic-book fans didn't have to cringe at, and something mainstream audiences actually wanted to see too.
The early 90s were a booming time for comic book movies, and a time when Hollywood turned a bunch of superheroes no one had ever heard of, into movies that nearly no one wanted to see.
The success of the Superman meant that fans of superhero movies were NOT in for a treat, not really at all, at least until a bat came along,
Superhero movies were once a rare novelty. The battle to make a superhero movie that was taken seriously by Hollywood, was a feat in and of itself.
Could cell phones really change the world of the sitcom, Seinfeld? Do people who wish to throw in the technology of today even seem to understand the whole point of the show? All this, and more...possibly, in the latest M.Y.O.P.I.A.
There was once a simple time when 16-bits sounded so advanced and we all had to make a life altering choice between a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis. Let me explain the circumstances of this good old-fashioned 90's rivalry.
Remember the time when Michael Jackson was cool, just cool, without all that negative baggage? Yes, this time really once did exist.
Who cares who the so-called "best" captain might be. If I were serving on a Star Trek ship, I'd prefer to survive the first time I was beamed down to an unexplored planet.
Do you like the idea of summer, but yet dread the heat, the bugs, the awkwardly high shorts on old people? If so, shut the blinds, crank up the AC, and embrace the idea of summer with these summer movie recommendations.
Thirty years too late, and only hypothetically, I stand up to my third-grade teacher for negatively dismissing the importance of The Legend of Zelda.