Wakanda Fascination and Killmonger’s Logic

One of the better cinematic experiences of recent memory is the newest addition to the Marvel Franchise Black Panther, which has a phenomenal 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The original comic book, published in 1966, is credited to have introduced the first black superhero and the movie has the distinction of being the first mainstream … Continue reading Wakanda Fascination and Killmonger’s Logic

Zombies, Vampires and the Next Big Thing

The original Godzilla, in its first cinematic incarnation (1954), was a veiled criticism of American firebombing of Japanese civilian cities. Some scenes, such as Japanese defense forces impotently firing their guns at an impervious enemy, a radio announcer choosing to broadcast words of farewell rather than evacuating, the thermonuclear monster disappearing toward the sea after … Continue reading Zombies, Vampires and the Next Big Thing