Have you ever seen a group of siblings all varying in personalities? Most of them seem to be spoiled apples but then there’s that one kid who exceeds all expectations and goes forth to not only avoid the same path but create a greater, more amazing legacy of its own? Well, now we know who that sibling is in the DC family… Well, it’s still Wonder Woman but Justice League did manage to come behind and be a serviceable movie, nothing more. And… That’s kind of a problem.
This may prove fatal to many who were hoping Justice League was the movie to put the DC Universe on the same playing field with Marvel Studios. Truthfully, I own more DC comics than Marvel so I do wish for DC to get on a stable path, they just can’t seem to find their formula. Keep in mind, being an okay/good movie is not bad, at least it wouldn’t be until you realized the movie had a $300 million dollar budget. That accompanied with the opening week of around $96 million, it then stars to become ugly. Several months ago predictions of the movie making $130 million were considered being pessimistic and now look at where we are. Continue reading “Why Justice League Was Okay… And That’s Not Okay”→
So even though I totally should have reviewed the X-men movie, I had to get this off my chest. So earlier I reviewed the season 2 of The Flash airing on the CW station. In there I mentioned how Barry was starting to wain on me and unfortunately it seems that the writers have already run out of things for Barry to care about other than saving the day.
The first season worked so well because we were with Barry as he learned his powers and we slowly learned about him. We understood his obsession with finding his mother’s killer and saving his dad. Once he accomplished that, we had have him focus on his love life which- while entertaining – was undercut by the knowledge that yes, he will ULTIMATELY end up with Iris West.
So it’s been awhile, I’ve been in a bit of a writers strut but I’ll save that story for another time. Lets talk some nerd television!
So I just caught up with Flash and finally completed season two!
So what do I think of the season as a whole? Well lets see:
So the show is still considered the best comic book show on T.V. NowI don’t feel that’s solely due to its quality. For one it remains consistent in our minds because it has a longer run than the Netflix Marvel shows. With the declining quality of Arrow and the somewhat unstable popularity of Supergirl, Flash has very little direct competition.I still think that it IS the best we have so far but I guess that means we’re moving in the right direction.
Now for the season itself, I found myself reliably intrigued by most of the episodes but hardly blown away by any of them. There were a sum of cool events that carried some cool premises but when executed I was left with a simple, “oh cool”. Perhaps that was enough since I did come back every episode hoping that the Flash would evolve or least do something remarkably cool.Instead I’m given interesting scenes that either disappoint me or give me hope… then destroy them
So we all know the movie is coming out soon- like next week soon, so I’ll make this short and sweet with my final thoughts and predictions after seeing the last trailer.
Before that, I must say, I find it rather amusing how this movie has been kinda sucking publicity-wise with its trailers, that it took so long for it to excite me. The last trailer opened with Batman jumping beating down some fools in the most Batman-ish way to date, well live action that is. It showed us what MANY of us wanted to see, and that was Batman NOT being a little punk for the entire trailer! I mean look back at all these previous trailers and they’re pretty much saying, “Look how uncool this guy is”. Not only have shown several clips of Superman merely playing around with him but there was vital scene that really bothered me. It was scene where Batman’s car bounces off Superman’s body Mario-Kart style(which is embarrassing enough) but then gives that “Do you bleed” question while facing Clark’s back. Then after Superman gives him the “B**** Please” look,
he leaves so Batman can finish his epic threat to…. the sky. It just made Bats look so weak and pitiful and maybe that was the intention because…. mission accomplished.
This trailer showed what Batman excels at and how formidable he is overall. All we needed to see was that Batman has even a slight chance against Superman. That what’s non comic nerds want to see, they want to see how in the world could Batman even come close to the Man of Steel. While that should have BEEN the major focal point, we now know they’re gonna buddy up and fight Doomsday based on the last trailer (still salty about that one). Personally, I just want to see the conclusion of their conflict and I can leave the movie once DD shows up. I want to see their opposing beliefs, I want to see them make their stance and I want to see them clash! I want to hear that iconic speech Batman gives Superman at the end of their fight. Now the last scene of the trailer showing Bats blocking Supe’s punch to show us that “Hey, this fight will not be so one-sided okay”?!
I’m excited for Wonder woman even though her solo movie clips looks horrible but I did enjoy the ONE LINE SHE (FINALLY) SPOKE!!! I think BvS shot themselves in the DoomsDay reveal, this trailer is a nice redemption and I will be there opening day for the movie. I’have close to no doubt that movie will be good, yet I’m aware there is a high chance that it can go real south at any wrong turn. My predictions are it will be a C+ but I’ll let you all know when I watch it.
So let’s talk about the recent trailers that popped up on the interwebs!
Now I know everyone who’s owned a friggin bat-symbol shirt has gave their reviews and reactions to these trailers but to me I found the Suicide Squad and Deadpool trailers as a symbol of something even more pivotal.
So for those of you who follow Arrow, I’m sure you’ve seen the most recent episode which concluded with Oliver and Felicity riding home in a lovely happy-ending fashion. Somewhere along the way in their nice limo, they wandered into friggin old time Harlem. Black vans pulled up around them and blasted the car Boardwalk style! Oddly enough this was one of the most intense scenes of Arrow. We know Team Arrow has fought mystical and super powered beings but this was one of the few times they felt truly in danger. Moving on- Oliver shields her from the bullets like the G he is but she still gets shot and is not responding.
Then… I sat there… aloof to these burning emotions that swelled up inside my heart. My thoughts were blank as the color of purgatory and my lips slowly quivered from shock of reality that just birthed before me. My life’s story at that moment had only one defining word….
Okay let’s casually talk Arrow this season thus far
. If you wish to not read everything just scroll down and pick an episode, they’re all mostly quick thoughts. Enjoy.
Now Arrow starts off in the most yeah-this-wont-last-long scene with Oli and Felicity living that white picket fence life. Ya know that guy who used to be a playboy, then turned killer, then turned vigilante? Yeah he trades cooking options now. You know I would have enjoyed Oliver having a much needed break but there was nothing that would lead us to believe he actually enjoyed this boring nonsense. Come to think of it… What does Oliver like to do for fun? I mean really, he had a party guy’s past life but now that he’s older did we establish what he calls fun? Anyway, the poor man’s Defenders(Speedy, Diggle and Laura) are getting wrecked by this group of well trained, armed men called the ghosts.
So Oli and Felicity have to come back and help the team. Since Arrow can use the Felicity plot device to find mostly anyone, they now have the Cisco plot device from the Flash TV show to provide Oliver with a new outfit more akin to the comic counterpart.