…About the Human Element

The most important part of any story, even more so than the plot itself, is the characters.  We need to be able to empathize with them if we’re going to continue reading about and watching them.  But do the characters need to be humans for us to care what happens to them?

…About Being A Grown-Up Kid

I turn 38 in a couple of weeks.  If you think that’s going to stop me from loving the same kinds of things I loved as a kid, then you’ve got another think coming.  An adult is merely a kid who has reached a certain age, and a kid is merely an adult who hasn’t reached that age.  No adult should feel bad about enjoying things that are “meant for kids”.

(In this podcast, I referenced a Twitter thread from author Catherynne Valente. You can find it here: https://twitter.com/catvalente/status/1089293175360028674 )

…About Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor

A lot of people say Jesse Eisenberg’s performance as Lex Luthor is one of the worst comic book movie performances ever. A lot of *other* people disagree, saying it’s a layered, nuanced portrayal of one of comic book’s greatest villains.

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