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3 things about Patty Jenkins’ WONDER WOMAN

Wonder Woman [2017] 1. “What is that?” Long pause. “It’s a watch.” 2. She takes on the challenge of a revolving door. 3. He looks up and notices the point of her sword sticking through the roof. Wow. Splendid. They … Continue reading

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3 things about Ang Lee’s HULK

Hulk [2003] 1. A succession of conveniently stretchy pants. 2. “Bingo, your parking lot is ready.” 3. Hand becoming metal.

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3 things about Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN

Superman [1978] 1. “He will need that advantage to survive.” 2. Pink. 3. Dirty pantsuit.

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3 things about Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL

Man of Steel [2013] 1. Shirtless and flaming hot, literally. 2. In front a stained glass window in a church. Real subtle. 3. Headgrind across the side of a skyscraper.

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3 things about Jeannot Szwarc’s SUPERGIRL

Supergirl [1984] 1. “Squirt?” 2. Selena’s fortress has Frank Lloyd Wright windows. 3. Steel pole circle cage.

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3 things about DAREDEVIL

Daredevil [2003] 1. Raindrop sonar. 2. She preps for the big fight by slicing open lots of sandbags in her apartment. I hope she pays the maid generously. 3. A fly pinned to the wall with a hypodermic needle. Andy … Continue reading

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3 things about Zach Snyder’s WATCHMEN

Watchmen [2009] 1. Sole moment of comedy: “You’re getting in the way of my vengeance!” 2. A rather unconvincing Nixon. 3. The only movie with more gratuitous 9/11 references than 25th Hour.

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