The Boys – Season 1 : Subverting the Superhero Myth | Review

If you looked at the etymology of the word ‘hero’, you’d be hard-pressed to find even a single negative attribute that would define the word. Heroes are supposed to be these unnatural humans who were outliers, incorruptible and essentially good. Superheroes, all the more so. Even with powers with which they can clutch the world…

Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse is spectacular !

The 1962 debut of your friendly neighbourhood web-slinger almost didn’t happen because one of the original editors Martin Goodman thought that the audience would find the subject of ‘spiders’ distasteful. As luck would have it, writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko convinced Goodman to put the character into one of their failing Amazing Fantasy…

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…

Netflix’s Death Note (2017) | Adaptation done right

If you have ever had even the slightest exposure to Japanese anime, there’s absolutely no way you wouldn’t have heard about Death Note. Originally written as a manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, Death Note achieved cult status among comic enthusiasts and then among anime-buffs when it was adapted to an…

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…

Why Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s La La Land

One of the most anticipated movies this year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has kept fans clamoring for three long years after we first saw Star-Lord aka Peter Quill clutch an Infinity stone in his hand without getting obliterated. For the viewers, including me, who have only come to know about the characters through…

The Boss Baby | Movie Review | Alec Baldwin

Ask me about the best days of my life and I’ll tell you, unequivocably, that it was the time when my little brother came into my life with his chubby little bum and pudgy fingers, smiling like an idiot that he was (and still is!). Strangely, I still remember the day when we went to…

Why Comic Con is not for me | Rant of a 90s kid

The last time I had a similar quiver in the belly was when my dad took me to those semi-urban fairs where you had the robotic future-predicting machines and the maut ka kuans or the “Pits of Doom”. After all these years of strangling and repressing the child in me, I was finally getting to go…