Tag Archives: Superhero

Mystery Men - * * *

Do we really need a superhero spoof? The last two Batman films were comic enough, and the filmic landscape is littered with the likes of Blankman and Meteor Man. Yet, with sharp writing and a fine cast, Mystery Men confidently … Continue reading

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Steel - * *

The mere thought of Shaquille O’Neal as a superhero in armor plating sends shivers of dread down my spine. Combine that with the thought of Judd Nelson as the bad guy, and you can tell this one was a hair … Continue reading

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Spawn - * *

Spawn, the comic book, has become a cult favorite, and it is obvious why. With its non-traditional anti-hero, with lots of chains and a dollup of satanic imagery, the comics naturally appeal to their anti-establishment natured fans. So it is … Continue reading

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Batman & Robin - * *

Batman is back, this time not only saddled with Robin, but Batgirl as well, and facing some of the series’ most lightweight villains to date. Unfortunately, the caped crusader gets no help this time from the filmmakers. A truly awful … Continue reading

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The Crow: City of Angels - [No Tickets]

This dark and brooding sequel is an absolute pain to watch. Set twenty years after the original, The Crow: City of Angels, focuses upon the character of Ashe (Vincent Perez), a mechanic who accidentally witnesses a murder. He is killed, … Continue reading

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The Phantom - * * 1/2*

The Phantom is a second rate superhero flick that can’t quite compete. Billy Zane is the title character, The Ghost Who Walks. Four hundred years ago, his ancestor vowed to fight evil, corruption, greed and the Sengh Brotherhood of pirates … Continue reading

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Judge Dredd - * 1/2*

Good action movie, but not much more. The weaknesses of this film are the weaknesses of Stallone…good action, but mumbled dialog and shallow charcterizations.

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Batman Forever - * * 1/2*

Third installment in the Batman series, with Batman joining forces with Robin for the first time against the villainous Two-Face and the Riddler. Superb visuals. Wonderful effects. But…there are just too many questions. A thoroughly fun movie to sit through, … Continue reading

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