How to Review a Comic-Book Adapatation


Hello there! So I hear that you want to write a review of a new Superhero Film/ TV Show? Well boy have you come to the right place! You see, if you follow our basic tips, then you’ll be able to ignore the blatant irony inherent in complaining about the over-abundance of comic-book adaptations, whilst simultaneously writing another fucking entertainment blog. With this guide, we’ll teach you how to complain that all commercial products are ‘safe’, ‘generic’ and ‘formulaic’, whilst also writing the exact same shit as everyone else on the internet. So what are you waiting for? Dive in and join the ever-growing journalistic cesspit of crushing mediocrity! 

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Review: Deadpool

This was originally published at The Edge SUSU on February 10th.

Given the immense hype surrounding Deadpool, you’d think that Fox could lazily churn out anything with his name attached to it and the public would be content. There was a palpable sense of relief felt by fans, after learning that the character was finally going to get proper big screen treatment after his…. curious handling in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. They’ve been waiting so long for the character to make an authentic cinematic début, that at this point they’re just happy to know that the film simply exists. It’s a pleasure to report then, that Deadpool is more than just a cynical cash-grab with the intention of exploiting optimistic fanboys. In fact, it seems to have been crafted with an extreme level of affection and reverence for the material. Continue reading