Or, "Why The New Power Rangers Movie Will Never Make Power Rangers Super-Fans Happy, For A Specific Example." It's a more accurate headline, but it was a little wordy, don't you think?
Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad…
We've all seen movies bomb, but what makes them a flop? Do we just know one when we see it, or is there a way to codify what makes a movie bomb, and by how much.
Director Bryan Singer wants you to know that it isn't his fault that Superman Returns flopped. Rather, it's kind of sort of the fault of the women for whom he made this movie, but who didn't flock to the theaters to see his badly reviewed, boringly cast version of the franchise.
Bryan Singer was hard at work on a sequel to Superman Returns when the studio pulled the plug. Which means we never got to see Brainiac on the big screen, since he was the intended big bad for the sequel. But at least newly revealed concept art gives us a hint at what could have been.
Studios make movies so they can fill seats to print money to make more movies to fill more seats to print more money. And the easiest way to start printing money is to go with an established movie franchise. Like Superman! But the real reason we need a new Superman movie (as opposed to needing a new Spider-Man movie)…
The history of genre movies is littered with massive, lavish failures — movies that took hundreds of millions of dollars and tossed the money down a sinkhole. But some of the movies that everybody "knows" were box office disasters actually did really well, when you look at the numbers.
Since Sucker Punch failed to conquer the box office, there's been lots of speculation about why it was a box office failure. Was it too stylized? Was it the reviews? Did it fail to appeal to women or older adults?
Costume and special effects designer Steve Johnson (who recently unveiled photos of Tim Burton's sparkling Superman suit) has now posted costume art from Superman Returns and J.J. Abrams-scripted Superman Fly-By. Check out art of a revamped supersuit...and Doomsday.
It's time for another io9 flashback, with this awesome video remix of every scene we could find where a human punches an alien. Set to L.L. Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out," for maximum impact!
It's really true: You can't judge a movie by its trailer. Some of the worst movies had trailers that made us go, "Hell yeah, I wanna see this now." Sometimes they even make it look like a totally different movie.
James Bond saves the world sometimes. So does Captain Kirk. But at least in the movies, superheroes don't - they're too busy fighting personal spats. Here's why superheroes on the big screen should save the damn world now and then.
When superhero/supervillain costumes succeed on the big screen, it's a miracle. But it's also rare. The movie superhero outfits are a multiverse of fail, and here are 40-odd examples of total costume catastrophe. Brace yourself, this won't be pretty.
Disappointment sometimes seems the natural state of mind for science-fiction fans, but it's because we have so much hope. We raise our hopes again and again, only to suffer crushing disappointment. Here are the 10 worst letdowns of the 2000s.
Fans online are planning to lobby Warner Bros into releasing a re-edited, special features-laden version of Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, thinking that it could uncover the hidden masterpiece in the released version. But... is there a masterpiece hidden in there?
Warner Bros. may not have been planning on making another Superman movie anytime soon, but now that Star Trek's JJ Abrams is announcing his interest in the project again, could that change...?