Review: Man of Steel Novelization

have generally found that novelizations are the exception to the general rule that novels are better than movies. Where a movie screenplay is the original source material, the novel can feel thin and hurried–lacking in the depth of thought and characterization that goes into good original novels. Thus when I was asked to review the Man of Steel novelization, I agreed with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading

MythBusters‘ Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman on Superman, Shaving, and Stuff You Can Try at Home

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In the final chat in a series of interviews with the theorists on how Superman shaves, we sit down and talk with two of the MythBusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, about the Large Hadron Collider, lawnmowers, and jazz improvisation. Continue reading

Why Man of Steel Should Not Be Batman With Superpowers

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Like every comic book geek I know, I am hugely excited for the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. The previews are amazing and it shows every sign of being one of the best superhero movies ever made. But there is one thing that could ruin it. They could try to make Superman into a super-powered Batman. Continue reading