Unbreakable - M Night Shyamalan - David Dunn - Bruce Willis

Undefended: Heroes

In Spider-Man 2, Aunt May says: “Kids like Henry need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they’ll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the…Read On

Screen Shot 2019-04-25 at 8.24.25 AM

Stark vs. Rogers: The Central Conflict of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The central drama of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an incomparable cinematic epic now over a decade old,¬†is the clash of worldviews between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. The MCU has always been about internal struggle, not external. This is an extension of the Marvel Comics worldview, because the Marvel funny books have never had strong…Read On

Over the Garden Wall poster

Over the Garden Wall: A True Fairy-Tale

In film and television, the fairy-tale is a dying genre. The same stories are not only told over and over again, but also told in increasingly non-fairy-tale ways. For one, high budget adaptations of old folktales seem to consistently disregard the very essence of folklore: specificity to a certain time, place, and people group.¬†Cinderella has…Read On