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Aquaman | James Wan

December 21, 2018
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Imagine a script development meeting where everyone involved in making Aquaman sat down to solve one all-important question: “How do we make Aquaman cool?” Now imagine if the answer was, “What if we don’t?” After the DC comics cinematic universe failed to take off as confidently as Marvel’s, Aquaman seemed doomed to failure.…

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Furious 7 | James Wan

April 2, 2015
Furious 7 (2015)

You can claim to be invested in the Fast and/or Furious series for fancy cars, or for the characters and the laid-back diversity of the cast, or the occasional welcome nod to feminism, but really it’s all about the action. When Fast Five and, to a much greater extent, Fast & Furious 6 began to increasingly abandon the needs of both narrative coherence and economy, along with the boorish dudebro machismo of the earlier installments, this left room for more and more cartoonish spectacle…

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