Month: March 2017

Justice League trailer

So, here we have a trailer for the upcoming Justice League.  There’s a lot of stuff shown, but I don’t think you can really tell from the trailer if Warner Bros. has really changed their ways.  Sure, the movie looks good, but visuals aren’t what people have complained about in Zack Snyder movies.  I’m probably over-thinking it, but it definitely seems like WB wants us to think Justice League will be a bit less grim.

First thoughts are that I really think Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman are going to determine if this movie is any good.  Does the movie get bogged down introducing those characters, or do their appearances flow naturally with the pace of the movie?  Also, where’s Superman?  Yes, I know what happened at the end of Batman v. Superman.  But really, is anyone expecting him to not show up in Justice League?  Personally, I don’t think you should put Superman in any of the marketing.  If/When he shows up, let it truly be a surprise.

Podicus Wrecks #31 – A Mutant Named Xorn

In this episode, we have a follow-up to how terrible Anthony and J.R.’s brackets have turned out, we discuss writers being duly credited for the stories they write (2:09), this week’s “Better Know an X-Man” features Husk (7:32), Jacob gives us a lesson on the convoluted history of Xorn (12:47), and we wrap out by talking about some video games we have been playing (43:28).

Kong: Skull Island review

kong skull island posterThis is a story about love, loss, life changes, ambition, carelessness, and judging others.  But mainly, it is the story about a giant gorilla.  A really giant gorilla.  A really giant gorilla on an island that looks nothing like a skull, but may have some rock formations that kind of looked like a skull, maybe.  Overall, this is a fine movie.  It is nothing that you will remember in a month or two, but while you are watching it, you are entertained.  And is that not what a movie should do?  Every movie is not either the greatest ever, or crap, but that is a topic for another day.

Back in 2014, Warner Bros., with Legendary Entertainment, decided to relaunch a giant monster movie universe with the release of Godzilla.  It was also a fine movie, with enough Godzilla goodness.  Now, we get the next installment with Kong: Skull Island.  But, there are some odd things about this follow-up that seem a little weird.  (Mild spoilers ahead.)  (more…)

Green Lantern Corps was…something all right

I’ve been taking some time to pour through the history of some of the characters I’ve always taken interest in, but for whatever reason (a love of the X, mainly) have failed to get around to actually reading.  I’m trying to learn more about the history of the DCU, mainly, and lately I’ve been focusing on Green Lantern.  Not Green Lantern, galactic police force like you know it now, but the rather sitcom-like family style of Green Lantern Corps back in the still just post-Crisis days.

I’ve found a new respect for John Stewart, an irreplaceable love for the GL squirrel Ch’p, and…well, I don’t really know what to say about Killowog.  You see, GL Corps was about breaking down barriers, be them race, age, sex, or whatnot.  But sometimes it gets a little TOO much.  Like aging a 14-year old girl to adulthood via power ring so she can date Hal Jordan.  Or this:

 

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From Green Lantern Corps #206, written by Steve Englehart and drawn by Joe Stanton

Not quite sure that’s a barrier you want to be breaking.  Post-Crisis DC was a weird place.