I’m so glad I splurged on that Playstation 4 earlier this year, because the new Spider-Man video game is spectacular! I daresay it’s the perfect Spider-Man game, with a great story and super-fun gameplay. Barring some sort of 1:1 fully immersive VR experience, the new game from Insomniac is as good as a Spider-Man game can get…until the inevitable sequel!
Video Game Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic!
The web-slinging is fun, the cityscape is expansive, the fighting is a blast, with a ton of moves and so many web attacks I lose track sometimes; and best of all, the story and the characters are purely perfect Spider-Manery! Spider-Man for the PS4 is an event! And I daresay a sequel is already in the works, which should improve upon everything for an even better game!
I, being the helpful, no-name blogger that I am, have cobbled together a list of things I would like to see in the sequel! And feel free to share your own hopes and dreams in the comments!
Warning: There will be FULL SPOILERS for the game, so tread carefully.
At long last, our first proper look at the upcoming Captain Marvel movie is here, and it looks pretty awesome! It’s more of a teaser trailer than anything else, but the characters are established and the special effects look slick!
This is a good teaser trailer, as far as I’m concerned. Captain Marvel the character looks great in action, and the special effects of her powers look awesome, and the young Nick Fury totally plays. Here’s hoping for the best!
Also, how weird must it be for the general public that Marvel Studios is making a movie about a character named “Captain Marvel”? Obviously, comic nerds like we know the character’s long history, but the average movie goer who just enjoys the movies? “Marvel” itself is a recognizable name brand at this point. Do they think she was named after the movie studio?
Captain Marvel comes out on March 8.
Between Christopher Robin and now Mary Poppins Returns, Disney appears to be trying to make some kind of statement about adult male arrested development. Like, both movies, released the same exact year, are about men who believed in magic and fun in their youth, but have since grown up into hard, depressed middle age. And only the return of their magical influence can snap them out of it.
Like…is that me? Should I be taking this personally?
I don’t think I’m living a hard, depressed life now that I’m roughly middle-aged. I don’t have kids, so maybe that’s it. I’d like to think I was a child who believed in magic and make believe, but am now forced to confront the realities of adulthood and a true lack of magic in the world. Should I be searching for that magical influence from my youth to help me reconnect and open back up as a human being? Did building LEGO Voltron not count for that?
Just tell me what I’m supposed to do, Disney! I’m listening!
In-freaking-sane! That’s the only way to describe this week in comics! Apparently Marvel heard how light things had been the past two weeks, so they released eight comics on my read pile this week! And that’s not even counting the couple of DC Comics this week that I’m reading! Oy vey!
Thankfully, there were a ton of great comics this week, from Runaways to Squirrel Girl to Ms. Marvel to Domino! A real standout is the returned Iceman comic by Sina Grace, but I’m afraid the new issue of Fantastic Four is just a touch better, and Fantastic Four wins Comic Book of the Week!
But Iceman was still really good. I’m very excited to have that comic back! Though hopefully Marvel doesn’t drop so many of my favorite comics in the same week anymore.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #5, Catwoman #3, Domino #6, Fantastic Four #2, Iceman #1, Ms. Marvel #34, Runaways #13, Superman #3, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #36 and X-23 #4.
The Predator is out in theaters today and I’mma gonna go see it. It’s important that you readers know my Friday evening plans. To prepare you, here’s the Honest Trailer for the original Predator!
I’m not a huge fan of the monster or the franchise. I saw the original and it was good. I never saw the sequel. I just like going to new movies. Here’s hoping The Predator is good!