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The Meteor Man (1993)

The Meteor Man (1993)

Produced, written, directed and starring Robert Townsend as mild-mannered-citizen-turned-superhero, this lost-in-the-90s comedy is an extremely well-intentioned effort that likely should have been more successful than it was. Townsend plays Jefferson Reed, a...
Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad (2016)

“Worst. Heroes. Ever.” reads that tagline for DC “dark action epic” Suicide Squad. Except: really, the film is like any other “underdog hero” film – of which we’ve seen precisely eleven thousand – and there is...
The Golden Bat / Ôgon batto (1966)

The Golden Bat / Ôgon batto (1966)

The Golden Bat (the bat) is a new species discovered in Bolivia last year. But The Golden Bat (the immortal caped being with an unconvincing skull-face) is a comic creation from 1930 known to be the first Japanese superhero – and widely regarded as the first...