is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
The review itself, written by the notoriously dismissive staff reviewer Anthony Lane, is actually not as savagely critical as most (though it hardly recommends it). As of today, the movie is scoring an abysmal 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. (It did gangbusters at the box office though.) I was initially somewhat intrigued by it, but with these reviews, I really wonder if I have the stamina.
It’s shocking to me how incompetent Warner Bros. has been at handling the Superman franchise for the past several decades, and now they’ve dragged the Batman franchise into the same mess, as if misery would benefit from company. This is the golden age of comic book movies, and the company has at least three of the most iconic comic book characters in history to work with… and the best they can do is Zack Snyder. What a colossal waste not just of capital and human resources, but also of the collective dreams of millions of fans.+