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“Comic books epitomize the accessibility, disposability, and appeal to instant gratification that lie at the core of modern consumer culture.” – Bradford W. Wright

6 Directors for the Justice League

6 Directors for the Justice League

Warner Brothers is at least considering Ben Affleck to direct their Justice League movie. Deadline is denying the story, but frankly they’re not as trustworthy as Variety. And while the internet has responded with some typical Affleck-backlash that the same guy who once starred in Gigli is going to direct such a key project. I’m [...]

Looking Back and Forward on The Accidental Batman Trilogy

Looking Back and Forward on The Accidental Batman Trilogy

Christopher Nolan didn’t set out to create a Batman trilogy. Frankly, I’m not sure he tried making a single Batman movie (more on that later). In the forward to The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy, he writes: People ask if we’d always planned a trilogy. This is like being asked whether you [...]

Is The Amazing Spiderman Same Ol' Same Ol'?

Is The Amazing Spiderman Same Ol’ Same Ol’?

Out of all the critiques I’ve heard about The Amazing Spider-man, the most common is that it’s the same story as Raimi’s 2002 version, Spider-Man. Same ol’ same ol’, people say. This is quite a heavy charge to lay against a movie, because everyone knows Hollywood hates coming out with the same story more than [...]

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

I always support the underdog; it’s a fault or a quality depending on your point of view. And in a crowded comic book summer, it falls to The Amazing Spider-Man to be the underdog. I went in hoping to prove all the naysayers wrong. I was never a fan of how Sam Raimi dealt with [...]

The Cost of Saving Lives

The Cost of Saving Lives

“Let her go.” Batman’s gravelly voice is soft and hard in the rapt silence of the penthouse. The mass of onlookers garbed in their evening finery stare with a mixture of muted terror and disbelief. Crime happened on the streets or on TV to other people. Not here, right in front of them. The Joker’s [...]

Truth, Justice and the Canadian Way

Truth, Justice and the Canadian Way

Oh, Canada! In honour (see what I did there?) of Canada Day, I decided to take a look at something that’s traditionally reserved for red blooded Americans; superhero movies. It’s almost always just assumed that someone in a superhero or comic book movie or playing a superhero is American because most mainstream characters in said [...]

Staff Post - Favorite Comic Book Movies

Staff Post – Favorite Comic Book Movies

The Avengers is the third highest grossing film of all-time. The Dark Knight made a cool billion, and its sequel is about to premiere. Spider Man 3 (despite poor reviews) raked in 900 million, and also has a new entry (albeit a reboot) coming out July 3rd. I figured now was as good a time [...]

How an Aquaman story could work on the big screen

How an Aquaman story could work on the big screen

They say we leave this world the same way in which we entered it, and I like to think that applies to me and Slacker Heroes. My first ever piece for this site was a new take on what a Superman movie should be like, and today this will be my last, fittingly another of [...]

Where next for The Avengers?

Where next for The Avengers?

Here at Slacker Heroes, we just loved Joss Whedon’s action-packed Avengers movie. And so did other fans and the public, leading to huge box office sales in the film’s opening week. The success of this opening has given a big boost to Marvel’s image and to the public’s interest in comics in general, as well as proving [...]

Iron Man Disassembled: Breaking Down the Would-Be Hero

Iron Man Disassembled: Breaking Down the Would-Be Hero

To do justice to the heroic concepts I hope to convey, I’m going to use the story of Iron Man (from the movies) to tell another story, about a guy named Bill. Bill is, by his own admission, an unremarkable guy. He works in an office doing boring office stuff. He has friends and the [...]

Interview: Randy Milholland, creator of Something*Positive

Interview: Randy Milholland, creator of Something*Positive

When I first discussed writing for the site with Chief Geek Jennifer, she suggested I could help out with the television and comics sections. As a rule, I don’t watch television or read comics. Both mediums tend to tell incomplete stories, focusing on getting their audience to come back for the next installment. I do [...]