Tag Archive: films


Mutants: Awesome or Stupid?


This post is about a very popular comic series, which was later adapted to films, The X-Men.
I am personally a big fan of X-Men and have always reserved a special spot for them in my mind, where reality and fantasy nearly merge. (Heavy stuff, huh?)

For years now, I have been a devout fan of the film series. (The comics aren’t really available in India, so I didn’t have the good fortune to delve into that universe)

One day, I was watching X-Men First Class again (For the third time), because I had nothing to do and I’m a creepy and geeky loner without a life.
Just kidding. I’m not creepy.

Anyway, after watching it, something struck me. What is it that attracts me to this franchise so much? I mean, sure, I’d love to see almost any superhero movie, but there was always something special about the X-Men.

After some pondering on that topic, I reached a conclusion. Continue reading

Contrast


What is the importance of darkness?
None, you might say. (Or you may quote some cheesy tagline from some cheap biblical flick)
I beg to differ. Continue reading

Killing The Novelty


This one is a reaction to the recent movies.

The individuality of the so called superhero genre has been severely compromised. The movies of late claim to be a science fiction thriller (or something similar),  while ripping off the trademark characteristics of superhero movies. Continue reading

The ‘Intrigue’ Element


Lets talk about the rising trend of story writing in Hollywood.

Have you ever noticed that the most popular movies or TV shows are the ones which have excessively mysterious plots? For instance, some TV shows like LOST, FRINGE, etc (Yes, I am a J.J. Abrams fan) and of course, Inception and also a lesser known film Cloverfield(See? I am a fan).
Why are they so immensely successful? Continue reading