It's Thursday, so that means it's another episode of Thursday Movie Picks! This one is a pretty popular theme, since we see a new one every other weekend. Yup, you probably guessed it...
This week's theme is:
So, I thought about this one, and while there are many variations of X-Men to chose, I wanted to try and steer clear of the super obvious or the super popular...you know, except for one because I can't help but shower it with love. I decided to cover a few basis, so we have the superhero that isn't immediately thought of as a superhero, the superhero that doesn't have his own comic-book and the superheroes that came out of nowhere to dominate everything.
|The Mask of Zorro|
Yes, Zorro is a superhero. He is a masked avenger of the downtrodden, defending them against the evil forces of men who are willing to strip them of their legal rights, their land, their money and make slaves out of them. He's also a wise-cracking 'human', flawed and highly likable and charming as hell.
One of the most intriguing takes on the Superhero origin story, here is a film that does something different and unique and remains a benchmark of nontraditional superhero storytelling. I just wish that more directors would take these kinds of risks with their superhero films.
|Guardians of the Galaxy|
Had anyone even heard of The Guardians of the Galaxy before last summer? I mean, they had a short running comic book series that apparently didn't make a dent in the states because no one had a clue who they were and so making a film about them seemed...risky, and yet that risk paid off since it went on to be far more popular than imagined! The film is the perfect blend of action, comedy and suspense and is easily the best film that Marvel has ever released.