You know, I was going to write a whole post about the specifics of stuff I loved about The Avengers. You’ve already seen my spoiler-free gushing (assuming you have done your homework properly). I thought about the stuff I would say – the coolness of Black Widow’s “terror” scene with the Hulk; the coolness of Banner and Hulk; the scenes that went on just a little too long, like the argument on the helicarrier; Coulson’s . . . → Read More: The Avengers (2012) with spoilers, and new things on the internet
Yesterday (well, technically today) I posted that The Avengers was one of three movies that I would see even if I had to sell my mother to the Russians, with no guilt.
Having seen it now, I completely stand by that claim. In fact, I’d consider selling her now just to see it again.
What Joss Whedon assembled here is phenomenal. Amazing. Incredible. I’m not sure I know enough superlatives to adequately capture how . . . → Read More: Review: The Avengers (2012) (no spoilers)
I don’t know about the girls out there, but I know every teenage boy has wondered what it would be like to have super-powers. What would you really do with them? Lots of movies play with that theme, but I’d argue that none is as successful at it as Chronicle.
You know why it’s successful? Because (despite what you see in the trailer) the movie isn’t really about super-powers. It’s about these kids, their friendship, and . . . → Read More: Review: Chronicle (2012)
(Man, I’m actually burning through my movie picks this year. This is awesome – big thank you to my parents for babysitting.)
Tonight my wife and I settled in for the highly anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger – and on opening weekend, no less! The trailers for this movie have looked awesome. Did the movie do as well?
Yes and no. Visually, I really think they nailed it. The costumes, the set designs, . . . → Read More: Review: Captain America
My parents came out for the weekend, which means (among other things) free babysitting. That, in turn, means movies!
My wife and I saw two movies in a row tonight: Green Lantern and Super 8.
Expectations were split for these two. I’ve been looking forward to Super 8 since the first trailer (which, btw, showed absolutely nothing taken from the movie). I had initially been looking forward to Green Lantern since it was first announced, . . . → Read More: Review: Green Lantern / Super 8 Double Feature!
Let me tell you… my back was so Thor after I spent all that time sitting in the theater.
Thank you! Tip your waiters!
Okay, seriously. I saw Thor tonight. And it scared me.
No, it’s not a scary movie. I’m not sure I even jumped once, except in excitement at how cool what was going on looked. There was a lot of work put into the visuals of this film. A . . . → Read More: Review: Thor
An extremely long time after I started it, I just finished Ex Machina‘s 50 issue run. Brian K. Vaughn puts on a heck of a story.
This is one of those stories that I think would work well as a TV series. It would be a bit different than most series, in that it covers two time periods at once, but that’s part of what makes it compelling. The basic structure of an issue is . . . → Read More: The Colors of Control: Ex Machina
I managed to see a limited release of ABC’s new show “No Ordinary Family” online yesterday. Not sure if it’s still available, but if it is these instructions will get you there.
Given the show’s premise of a family of superheroes, the pilot episode is predictably an origin story. And that’s a good word to use, too: predictable.
It was pleasant to watch, but there were very few surprises (though there were a couple – . . . → Read More: Review: No Ordinary Family – Pilot
It's funnier when you hear the song.
Of all the Justice League characters, he is perhaps the most ignored. The most ridiculed.
To be fair, he talks to fish. Some ridicule is to be expected. And really, put him up against Batman and Superman and something seems to be … lacking.
This is my new favorite superhero-related song (or see the YouTube version):
Aquamans Lament – Mark Aaron James
I never . . . → Read More: Aquaman: Lover, Fighter, or just all wet?