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Immortals

Immortals (2011): Tarsem Singh

The massive success of 300 spawned imitators. The Clash and Wrath of the Titans movies certainly got made thanks to Gerard Butler and his band of shredded abdominals. Falling in middle is the bleak fantasy Immortals, featuring a future Superman.

ONE SENTENCE PLOT SUMMARY: Humble Greek peasant Theseus must avenge his mother’s death, find a weapon of mass destruction, fight the king of an army, and hope the Olympian gods defeat the Titans, all so he can live a simple life. 

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RECAP: Hercules

Hercules (2014): Brett Ratner

What if a mythological character was rooted in fact that generations of storytellers molded into legend? No, I’m not talking about the Bible, I’m talking about a 2014 movie about Hercules, aka Heracles, son of Zeus and a human woman.

ONE SENTENCE PLOT SUMMARY: Hercules sews his legend leading an army of Thracians against a mythic force.  Continue Reading

SPOILER FREE REVIEW: Wonder Woman

Nearly eight decades after her comic book debut, Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Wonder Woman to the rest of the world, receives her own movie. Not a moment too soon, it delights.

Gal Gadot, returning to the role she played in the loathed Batman v Superman, brings a lighter Diana to a brighter film. Continue Reading

RECAP: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman (2017): Patty Jenkins

It took 76 years, but in June of 2017 Wonder Woman, a canon comic book character, finally got a feature film to call her own.

ONE SENTENCE PLOT SUMMARY: Formed from clay, on an island of immortal women, Diana Prince leaves her world to fight the last war against Ares, the last god.  Continue Reading