Monday, April 04, 2016

Ask JKM a Question: The Shadow (1994)

A reader, Ed, writes:

"I recently read your review of Dick Tracy (1990)  and you seemed pretty conflicted about it. 

What are your thoughts about another  1930s superhero movie: The Shadow?.

I am a strong defender of the film. I feel it is so much better than its reputation suggests. It has everything you need: humor, romance, and great style. 

To me, it is what Dick Tracy should have/could have been.

How about writing a review?"

Ed, thank you for writing. 

When you submitted this question back in March, I went back to watch The Shadow (1994), and will do just as you say.

I will be featuring a review of The Shadow on Tuesday morning, here on the blog, as well as a look back at the collectibles from the film on Wednesday.  

What do I think of the film?

Check in again on Thursday, but for right now, only The Shadow knows...

Don't forget to ask me your questions at


  1. There was also Darkman (1995) and a version of The Spirit (1996) that came in the wake of the success of the original Batman seems that the 90s were kind of a dark age for superhero films while at the same time they anticipated the superhero movie boom of the 2000s.