I’ve always enjoyed superhero stories — I’ve written a superhero novel and a couple of short-stories, and I’ve seen a lot of superhero TV shows and films. I recently saw “Man of Steel”, and I have to say that I may actually have enjoyed “Chronicle” — the story of three friends who gain superpowers — more than that huge-budget film.
I just recently finished Affliction, the latest Anita Blake novel by Laurell K. Hamilton, and while it had a lot of really good action sequences, some of the problems that plague the other tales are just as evident in this one.
It was a good book. Just, hard to explain in one short teaser paragraph.
To tell the story of Superman, you need a big movie. And with Man of Steel, we certainly got that. It’s just… maybe there’s such a thing as too big.
The Croods, in case you’ve been living in a cave, is a new animated film about a family of cavemen who come face to face with the end of the world. You’ve pretty much met all the characters in other movies and even on sitcoms.