Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Peter Parker And Spider-Man At His Best

Coming to the second reboot and our third Spider-Man in the last decade or so, there’s a risk of fatigue with Spider-Man: Homecoming. How will Tom Holland perform in the shadows of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield? Did we really need another Spider-Man movie? The answers are great and yes, respectively.…
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How Secret Does A Secret Identity Have To Be?

It’s one of the most common traditions of superheroes: the secret identity. It’s been such a staple of the genre for so long that it seems almost like a prerequisite, a justification for putting on the mask. I’m not arguing against the use of the secret identity in a superhero story but has the trope started to reach a stage where it actually negatively impacts the story?…
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Kick-Ass (2010) – Superhero Worship and Indie Freedom

Earlier this year Deadpool appeared and thrilled the mainstream movie going public with its cutting satire (read: hamfisted masturbatory self-referencing), bloody violence and naughty language. Though it certainty was interesting to see Fox Marvel taking some cheap shots at itself and superhero films in general, a film that this in a more extreme manner six years earlier is Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass.…
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