Go to Hollywood movies for entertainment. Go for illumination and inspiration when the quality of the production is at the highest level. But never go for a history lesson. Not in the literal sense. Movies are not reliable historical documents.
The issue is renewed with this weekend's wide release of Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. Like some other Oscar contenders -- including Lincoln, Argo, The Master (perhaps ... probably) and even obliquely something as fanciful as the musical Les Miserables -- Zero Dark Thirty is inspired by historical events. Yet, in no case can the viewer believe everything seen or heard.
The 10 worst superhero movies of all time Okay, Iron Man 3 is solidly a hit with both critics and fans. So before Man of Steel, R.I.P.D., Kick Ass 2 and Thor: The Dark World land in theatres, we thought now was a good time to take a look back at some comic book film adaptations that have missed ... Read more