Monthly Archives: February 2016

How “Star Wars Battlefront” Muffed Up

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I had never played any of the Star Wars Battlefront games until the 2015 “soft reboot.”

I’ve been told by countless friends and acquaintances that it was a grand series; known by many for its fun campaigns, thrilling multiplayer environments and, most of all, its total immersion into the Star Wars universe.
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“Deadpool” Kills the Cinematic Superhero Universe

deadpool_2016-widePerhaps the most frustrating aspect of a new superhero property entering the cinematic universe is the obligatory origin story. Because it’s a new character or collection of characters, Hollywood assumes it’s audiences will never understand or appreciate them until we see their origin story — it’s called “en media res” folks, Google it.

A young Bruce Wayne falls into the bat cave before losing his parents. Iron Man blasts his way out of a terrorist cave after building an exosuit out of scrap metal. Peter Parker gets bit by a spider and exacts revenge on his high school bullies.

Origin stories have become commonplace and unfortunately tedious.

“Deadpool” is guilty of being yet another superhero origin story, but as the titular anti hero says himself, this is a different kind of superhero story.
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