Archive for the ‘Comic Books’ Category

Can’t say I approve of the new Supergirl series

May 15, 2015 Leave a comment

supergirl-tv-series-actress-640x360So we all know how DC has been desperately trying to catch up with Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. They’re shoehorning in all sorts of characters in Dawn of Justice and already releasing a Suicide Squad flick, chalk full of even more characters with separate back stories who probably won’t be that well established. Not to mention shows like Arrow and The Flash that are kicking off a universe of their own. Read more…

Categories: Comic Books, Television

My idea for a found footage Spider-Man movie

October 8, 2013 Leave a comment

amazing-spider-manTill now we’ve seen several iterations of Spider-Man on the big screen with varying opinions on them. Ignoring the ridiculously hilarious adaptations from the 1970’s, Sam Raimi’s first and second attempts at the franchise tend to resonate more with its arguably faithful take on the character and minor changes and oversights here and there. Read more…

Categories: Comic Books, Movies

Some thoughts on The Amazing Spider-Man

February 9, 2012 Leave a comment

So the new Amazing Spider-Man trailer premiered earlier this week.  For most fans of the comic books and first two films (let’s pretend the third one never saw the light of day), they either have serious doubts about Marc Webb’s interpretation of the franchise, or are cautiously optimistic. Read more…

Categories: Comic Books, Movies

Pre-9/11 Spider-Man trailer

September 11, 2011 Leave a comment

As today marks the ten-year anniversary of this historic tragedy, I thought I’d remember it by looking back at an old teaser trailer that surfaced when the first Spider-Man movie was being marketed back in 2001. The trailer depicts the mysterious wall-crawler thwarting an elaborate bank robbery, helicopters and all, then snagging the crooks on a massive web between the Twin Towers– spider-style.

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Categories: Comic Books, Culture, Movies

If only African politicians were like this.

July 6, 2011 Leave a comment
Categories: Comic Books, Politics

Mary Jane is a total badass.

July 5, 2011 Leave a comment
Categories: Comic Books, Video Games

Well at least the new Superman outfit won’t look like this.

July 4, 2011 Leave a comment
Categories: Comic Books, Movies

Why creative liberties in comic book adaptations may not be so bad after all.

June 6, 2011 Leave a comment

So I just saw X-Men: First Class this weekend, and I must say, I was impressed. The special effects didn’t blow me away in particular, but director Matthew Vaughn did a great job at emphasizing character over plot, and weaving together a convincing story that could even  set the stage for another franchise (though I think five X-Men movies are enough).  I would even go as far as to say that this one was on par with the second installment, but actually focuses on its namesake, the titular cast, as opposed to the other volumes, which may as well have been called Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and the Rest.

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Categories: Comic Books, Movies

What?! A black guy who thinks Heimdall shouldn’t be black?!

January 24, 2011 3 comments

Idris Elba, a fantastic actor from the UK (notable for his role on The Wire) has been cast as the Norse-based comic book character Heimdall in the upcoming film Thor. Consequently, this has been met with outrage from the Marvel Universe’s more traditional enthusiasts, and of course some white supremacists with far too much time on their hands, who argue against having a black actor play a white character. Read more…

Categories: Comic Books, Movies