Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre.
We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate…
It was a weird thing when the Watchmen movie came out in 2009. There it was, a cinematic adaptation of one of the most-loved superhero stories of all time and… it was bad. Mostly, according to comedian and uber-nerd Patton Oswalt, because it was too much like the comics it was based on.
Patrick as the Comedian? Spongebob as Rorschach? Gary as Dr. Manhattan? Um. What in the world?
Now it's official: Wonder Woman will be introduced in the Man of Steel sequel, alongside Ben Affleck's Batman. And I stand by what I said before: Zack Snyder getting to be the one to introduce Wonder Woman on the big screen is a terrible idea.
Last week, Minutemen #1—the first of DC Comics' suite of Before Watchmen projects— came out. This week, Silk Spectre #1 hits the stands. There's been a metric ton of controversy surrounding DC's decision to make more comics set in the beloved fictional universe created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' landmark 1986…
The book I'm most looking forward to is Minutemen, written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. The lives of the first generation of costumed heroes—who were in a team called the…
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Watchmen writer Alan Moore is famous for not wanting to see the properties he creates for comic books taken outside of the medium, but what about properties created with multiple mediums in mind? At a recent question and answer session celebrating his magazine Dodgem Logic,…
A remastered version of 90's point-and-click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky is now available in the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The second Watchmen based brawler, Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2, is coming soon, due to be released on July 21st, July 29th, July 30th and August 26th. Everybody got that? No?
The first episodic Watchmen game was awful. Which is probably why we've heard little of the second. Still, the game's publishers are soldiering on, and will be releasing the pair on a retail disc.
Once was a time Microsoft were very stingy with how big a game downloaded from Xbox Live Arcade could be. These days, though? Don't worry about it, publishers, knock yourselves out.
So this isn't really a gaming post, but with the Watchmen movie out this weekend and the downloadable game already reviewed, I thought it was relevant enough.
The Watchmen movie hits theaters this Friday, and the downloadable game hits the Playstation 3 this Thursday.