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A visual representation of post-Batman superhero movies

Posted by Ali Gray at 20:30 on 29 Jun 2014
A visual representation of post-Batman superhero movies
Tim Burton's Batman was released (more or less) 25 years ago this week. You could argue that it's the first modern superhero movie, the one that jumpstarted the whole movement - Superman: The Movie, let's face it, was a beautiful fluke. How has the superhero genre blossomed in the quarter of a century since Michael Keaton got the chafing of a lifetime? Like a wet Gremlin. Here's a handy visual guide as to how the superhero movie became so ubiquitous.

FAO Bananaman marketing bods: You're doing superheroes wrong

Posted by Matt Looker at 14:00 on 27 May 2014
Mouse over image to see what the poster SHOULD look like


Darker! Sadder! More feelings!

Unsung Heroes #1: the midwife from Willow

Posted by Luke at 23:51 on 14 Sep 2012
Unsung Heroes #1: the midwife from Willow
Join us in a new semi-regular feature, as we pay tribute to the movie characters whose valiant actions went unrecognised despite being massively vital to the plot. First up is a little old lady who got so little recognition I had to brighten the screenshot used in the banner image to see her face properly.

6 not-so-super heroes who don't deserve a reboot

Posted by Luke at 07:00 on 08 Aug 2012
6 not-so-super heroes who don't deserve a reboot
With Superman, Robocop and Spider-Man all receiving the reboot treatment, it seems Hollywood can't keep their mitts off one-time cashcows. But what about the heroes who had their chance, and blew it so badly they should never, ever be allowed to set foot on screen again? Here's our guide - nay, warning - to characters who are better off left in the past.

Green Lantern super excited about new Justice League movie

Posted by Ali at 16:00 on 08 Jun 2012
Green Lantern super excited about new Justice League movie
Hal Jordan aka masked superhero Green Lantern has expressed his excitement over Warner Bros' new Justice League movie, telling us "I can't wait to hook up with my super friends and start making movies again!" Batman and Superman are yet to comment.

Things that would win in a fight with the Green Lantern

Posted by Matt at 11:51 on 17 Jun 2011
Things that would win in a fight with the Green Lantern
Apologies to comic-book fans that will roll their eyes at this, but I've only just found out what the Green Lantern's superhero weakness is… and it's utter craptonite. Want to know what could win in a fight against an intergalactic protector of the universe? Basically anything yellow.

We did a pub quiz and all we won was this lousy lovely evening

Posted by Ali at 22:30 on 30 Mar 2011
We did a pub quiz and all we won was this lousy lovely evening
Team Shiznit returned to defend their honour at the second Den Of Geek pub quiz on Tuesday. We failed, but at least we turned up. Sources say a lovely evening was had by all. Even losers like us.

Marvel planning cheaper movies for their not-so-superheroes

Posted by Ali at 18:58 on 23 Apr 2010
Marvel planning cheaper movies for their not-so-superheroes
How do you outdo Iron Man? You don't. As well as their big-budget blockbusters, Marvel Studios are to produce smaller, cheaper movies for their 'third tier' characters. Hint: they're the ones that ain't so super.

Fox to reboot Fantastic Four

Posted by Ali at 17:15 on 01 Sep 2009
Fox to reboot Fantastic Four
Time was a reboot used to mean a second shot at a failed franchise - a chance to put things right a la Hulk. So what exactly was wrong with Fantastic Four's $600 million plus box-office takings first time around?

Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Posted by Ali at 23:55 on 27 Apr 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Straight off the bat: this movie features more shots of muscle-bound men looking up at the camera and yelling "RAAWWWRGH!" than any other I can remember. It's the shoutiest film of the year: guaranteed. But in the X-Men Origins universe, cursing skywards is short-hand for tragedy - it's emotion, spelled out in capital letters in...
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