Say what you want about the Rebuild of Evangelion movies. The sheer amount of craftsmanship and detail on display, from the design of Tokyo-3 to the intricately detailed support systems for the pseudo-mecha themselves, remains a treat to watch.
However, there is something Evangelion 3.33 gets so fucking incomprehensibly wrong that despite the movie’s confident, thoughtful direction (say what you want about the plot and source material, but Anno thoughtfully raised his middle finger towards the entire audience and you can’t do that without confidence) I can’t in good faith recommend it to anyone who loves titan-sized whatever-the-hell-the-evas-are-supposed-to-be stomping around.
Man of Steel is a decent film. Some might even say great, if you measured greatness by the sheer amount of things that get punched to pieces. Sometimes I do, because I’m easy to please.
However, it does not exactly have a great Superman in it. People much smarter than I, fans of the character across different generations and well-versed in all forms of Superman media as well as the many different versions of Superman, have written at length on the subject.
I’m actually here to talk tokusatsu and the Amazing Spider-man 2 (or Amazing Spider-Man: Rise of Electro for those of you who live in Britbongland, areas that were previously Britbongland colonies or have trouble keeping track of numbers, reboots or number of villains in each movie). Let me preface this by saying this is going to be long and probably a bit personal, and by no means do I consider myself an expert in the fields of spidermanology, tokusatsuism and superman…ism.