Back during my Marvel Comics-reading days, when I was what you'd now call a "tween", I'd catch fleeting references to the Guardians of the Galaxy here and there. But they were obscure. They had no comic of their own, and members seemed to dart in and out. I was surprised to learn that the group that's gathered together in the… read more!
Movies Directed by James Gunn (in alphabetical order)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I had little enthusiasm for seeing this movie. I found the first Guardians of the Galaxy fun enough, but so forgettable, literally, that whenever this sequel made references to its story, they flew over my head. So why did I bother with Vol. 2? Because I had a voucher for free popcorn at my local movie theater, and I had to use it… read more!
The Suicide Squad
It's hard to watch The Suicide Squad without thinking about the situation its writer/director James Gunn was in at the time he made it. In 2018, the Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker had been fired – temporarily, as it turns out – by Disney/Marvel, after right-wing activists dug up some purposefully offensive old tweets of his, written during an era… read more!
The latest in an array of caped crusader spoofs, the gruesome comedy-drama Super is a decidedly mixed bag. Yet I can't quite get it out of my head. The Office's Rainn Wilson stars as a certified loser who, after his indifferent wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for a sleazy strip club owner (Kevin Bacon), has a religious vision that tells… read more!