• Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    DC’s new take on the clown prince of crime gives a terrific portrayal of realistic issues

     It’s strange to say that a failing franchise could dig its way out of the mold of zero effort; most notably being literally any DC film since Batman Vs. Superman, due to their need to catch up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the time. However, in 2017 the box-office-busting superhero film Wonder Woman came along and showed that DC can satisfy at least film-wise without catching up to the Marvel hype. From thereon, DC could do no wrong with successors like Aquaman, Shazam!, and yes, even Teen Titans Go to the Movies. Getting right to the point, it’s safe to say there’s no need for DC to top their…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lighting Strikes again for DC & Warner Bros with SHAZAM!

    It is not a shock that some may think that, on the whole, Marvel Comics tends to surpass DC Comics in terms of quality, especially when it comes to their cinematic endeavors in recent years. The DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU) has only had one notably good film with Wonder Woman. I cannot speak to the quality of Aquaman as I have not seen it, but the mass majority agree that, while not horrendous, it was definitely a slight step down in quality. With all of that said, I am happy to report that DC’s newest release, Shazam, is not only good as it surpassed Marvel’s latest release, Captain Marvel, but…