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Professor Marston and The Wonder Women Offers a Fun but Predictable Origin Story for DC Comics’ Biggest Superheroine

Decades ago, superhero comics were looked down on as trash. During that same time period, romantic relationships between anything other than one man and one woman were regarded as freakish illnesses. A new movie about the life and loves of the man who created Wonder Woman shows how artistic and sexual prejudice…

Suicide Squad Is a Lot Like Watching Somebody Else Play Video Games for Two Hours

Give it about 25 minutes into Suicide Squad, with its heavy-handed soundtrack and 400 over-stylized fonts meant as a shortcut to introduce you to to its 62 main characters. It’s about then that you’ll realize you’re basically watching someone else play video games. I’m gonna use the trope that it’s a boyfriend,…

This Year’s Biggest Superhero Movies Are All About America’s Descent into Fascism

A few days ago, many people were shocked—shocked!—at a pair of new studies that found that many Americans have authoritarian tendencies. They want a strong leader, who can sort out “those” people. This went against everything we had lazily chosen to believe about America! But it’s also pretty apparent if you pay any…

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