Movies

Posts regarding films based on comic book franchises.

Podicus Wrecks #67 – Fables Storytime and Current Opinions

J. R. is flying solo for most of this episode, so you get some of his opinions on the Avengers: Infinity War trailer, Brian Michael Bendis leaving Marvel to go to DC, and Doomsday Clock #1. Jacob drops by for a Better Know an X-Man, featuring Thunderbird 3. Then J. R. wraps up by summarizing the first Fables story, “Legends in Exile.”

 

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Thor: Ragnarok review

Thor Ragnarok posterLet me start by saying that I may be one of the few people that enjoyed Thor: The Dark World. No, I do not think it is a very good movie, but I liked the interplay between Thor and Loki. The supporting characters, like Jane and Darcy, were fun to have around. The movies had a message about improving yourself and being worthy of the great honor that has been handed down to you. And they were not bad movies. Both Thor and Thor: The Dark World were positively reviewed. But, Marvel decided to director Taika Waititi and writers Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Chris Yost change things up with Thor: Ragnarok. While I did enjoy the movie, I am not completely on board with all the changes. Major spoilers below.  (more…)

Review: “Justice League”

Some minor and mild spoilers below.

I watched this movie as a fan. I’m by no means a comic book historian or expert; I’m only read maybe 20 issues of anything. I know most of the back stories of the major protagonists and a little bit of Steppenwolf’s history. So, you won’t see any grumbling about how this character wasn’t like the books or how Steppenwolf was apparently different from his comic incarnation. I watched the movie as a fan.

What I watched was a very entertaining, pretty good movie.

For the rest of the review, go to my page, HERE.

Podicus Wrecks #63 – Upcoming movies

This week, Anthony and J. R. are talking about upcoming movies they are interested in, premiering between Nov. 2017 and April 2018. They start with their thoughts on Thor: Ragnarok, and continue with their thoughts heading into Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Black Panther, and others. Jacob then pops in to offer his take on the trailer for The New Mutants. Casey then has his minute recaps of the “The Damned” and “Monsters” episodes of The Walking Dead. Finally being wrapped up with some thoughts on Super Mario Odyssey and news from Blizzcon.

 

Podicus Wrecks #59 – The Death of Superman

With the 25th anniversary of “The Death of Superman” story line approaching, we thought we would share our thoughts on that event. Find out what happens when a character created solely to kill Superman fights Superman. Does a JLA that includes Bloodwynd and Guy Gardner stand a chance against Doomsday? Who is Lex Luthor Jr. and why does he have red hair? Is there a correct way to kill characters? How should big story points be marketed? What in the world is going on with the DC movies? Those questions and more are answered within this episode.