“Be their hero, Clark. Be their monument, be their angel, be anything they need you to be… or be none of it. You don’t owe this world a thing. You never did.”
One year ago, history was made when Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of
Justice Wonder Woman opened in theaters.
Why is this a cinematic milestone?
For the first time in history the Man of Steel, the Caped Crusader and the Amazon appeared together in a live action story. This is of monumental importance because not only are these iconic heroes the flagship franchises of D.C. Comics but they are also the cornerstones of western media and western culture.
BvS, and for that matter the D.C. Extended Universe in general, continue to be one of the most polarizing franchises for comic book fans and movie goers for reasons that range from legit critiques to absurd double standards.
One year later, what’s the final verdict on the film?
It’s too bad Iron Fist wasn’t remotely close to being as entertaining and brilliant as the backlash it’s been receiving. If it had, it would’ve been as popular as Daredevil or Luke Cage as opposed to being one of the biggest punchlines of 2017.
I’m sure one day we’ll all be tired of the proverbial “T” Madame Gao is serving us.
However, today is not that day.
Shifting into Midnighter mode, I’m about to demonstrate my 8-point strike on the fustercluck of white mediocrity that is Iron Cyst.
Last night The Vampire Diaries came to an end after eight seasons. In saying farewell to the gang from Mystic Falls, it seemed only right to take this opportunity and give the spotlight to the series’ most valuable player.
You guessed it, Bonnie Bennett, played flawlessly by the beautiful and immensely talented Kat Graham.
What makes a hero? Is it the super powers? The skill sets? The gadgets? Our intentions? Our actions?
I’m a comic book guy through and through so these are the questions that haunt me. There are moments in our lives that define us. That we allow to define us through our choices, our mistakes and how we respond to them. Sometimes those moments are big, sometimes they are minute. But in those moments we definitely learn the content of our character.
Here’s an example.
Color Commentary returns and for this special installment, we’re taking on the new regime that is the Trump Administration and the corrupt society that made it a reality.
Because let’s be honest, reality requires more suspension of disbelief these days than fantasy does.
Warning: The following post contains explicit depictions of white hoods and white capes being snatched.
Viewer discretion is advised.
Onto the read. The library is now open, you can call me Rupert Giles.
One cannot truly celebrate #BlackExcellence and look to the future without taking a moment to honor those who paved a way for us to journey forward.
Case in point, author, philosopher, life coach and fellow Wakandan, Steven Barnes, who is celebrating a birthday today.