Joker | Review | Joaquin Phoenix | Robert De Niro

Joseph Campbell broke down the Hero’s journey into seventeen stages that can be broadly classified into – Departure, Initiation and Return. His narrative pattern succinctly described the journey where : “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder; fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory…

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero | Review

We have been surprisingly unimaginative when it comes to creating Superheroes. The last original, most elaborate templates we have had, came from scriptures that were thousands of years old. Even though they were brilliant masterpieces of writing and character arcs, Ramayana and Mahabharata had become infused into a larger world religion, and their characters had…

Everything that’s wrong with DC and how they can fix it

It is the fifth day since Marvel’s Avengers : Infinity Wars opened to the global audience. As we speak, the record-breaking juggernaut has amassed more than $630 million and is well on its way to crossing the magic billion in the first week itself. Infinity Wars had stopped being just another sequel from the moment…

Justice League | Movie Review

After the meandering mess of Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice, DC was in shambles. Zack Snyder, who had given us two of the best graphic novel adaptations in the last decade, in  300  and  Watchmen,  had become the Superman who had fallen from grace. Despite the visually spectacular cinematography that is characteristic of his films,…

3 things that DC did right with Wonder Woman | Gal Gadot | Chris Pine

Millenia later when our descendants would have inherited a fragile Earth from us, scrounging for resources and barely having enough to live they would remember about the great war their ancestors had fought – a war which had divided humanity, as they clashed against their brothers to prove allegiance to god-like characters who existed only…