Superheroes For Super Hire: Fandom, Ownership & Knowing When To Pass It On

A Special Feature by Carl Wilson

Are We In A Crisis Event?

You know that bit in every Batman film where Bruce Wayne goes inwardly moody and retires, before inevitably emerging from his cavernous chrysalis like a fabulous, black peacock?

It’s basically one of your classic Crisis events, and while anyone interested in the future of superheroes might not yet have realised it, we are currently living through that moment…

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Special Features: An Introduction & Invitation

Anyone who has ever bought a DVD or Blu Ray knows that sometimes the best stuff on the disc might not be the main feature, but some of the deeper-dive material on disc two (long live physical media!).

Here at Late Reviewer, the new Special Features are pieces written by friends and followers about films, themes, characters, performers… whatever they want to write about, really.

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A couple of fun cameo appearances

There’s an argument that any cameo you notice could pull you out of the film and ruin your viewing experience, and there’s a truth to that.

In my opinion though, there’s a time and a place for a great cameo – and they often work best in films that might not take themselves too seriously.

That’s what we’re looking at with this week’s Quick Read… and one that might not have aged so well.

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By The Decade: What’s Next?

When I started Late Reviewer, my intention was to channel all the negativity I’d been feeling during the pandemic into something positive and creative, and engage with a new community on social media.

While it hasn’t quite rid me of all my negative energy, I’ve been delighted with the response to the site on social media (Twitter especially) – I’ve had really nice chats with really nice people on all things film, but the response to the weekly By The Decade pieces have been particularly overwhelming.

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