This week, the Cinema Excelsior team takes a look at the first commercially successful Marvel film, 1998's Blade. We examine how this little-known property sparked the modern comic film revolution and assess what makes it stand out from its dismal predecessors. Also, Nick works really, really hard to get us a sponsor. Featuring Nick Bestor, Stefan Claypool, and Derek Long.
Cinema Excelsior is a podcast dedicated to analyzing and understanding the films of Marvel Comics. Our roundtable of film PhDs, screenwriters, and comic book nerds tries to understand what makes each film succeed or fail as an adaptation, a commercial enterprise, and a piece of art.