Superman- The Movie

To understand how important “Superman- The Movie” is as a comic book adaptation and how creatively successful it is, all one needs to do is observe the opening scene. We open on panels of a “Superman” comic book, read by a young child, who recites the words that define the character of Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman. The… Continue reading Superman- The Movie


When “Star Wars” came out in 1977, it immediately became a cinema landmark and a giant blockbuster. A slew of lavish copycats followed from major studios, including, “The Black Hole,” “Star Trek- The Motion Picture,” and “Moonraker.” The same goes for “Harry Potter,” the king of the YA movie adaptations, which spawned the respectable “Hunger… Continue reading Allegiant


Before I write about Disney’s new CGI animated comedy, let me briefly address a film that came out thirty years ago, In 1986, the first official Marvel comic book movie adaptation was “Howard The Duck,” an infamous, George Lucas-produced mega-bomb. It was, at the time, the most expensive film ever made and a giant step… Continue reading Zootopia