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It’s that time of year again! San Diego Comic-Con is burning up the pop culture charts this weekend, and once again, I’m stuck here on the entire opposite side of the country! To compensate for my absence, I’ve been working on my own tradition for this week: designing my own roster for famous superhero teams!
This year, we’re going to do the Exiles!
The Exiles are a team of alternate reality versions of famous superheroes who are banded together to travel the Multiverse correcting mistakes and having wild adventures. The original Exiles team back in the early 2000s was my favorite comic at the time and ran for over 100 issues! But every attempt Marvel has made to relaunch the team has ended in failure. And I was recently pretty mean to the latest relaunch attempt in my weekly comic reviews. So I’ve decided to put my money where my mouth is and offer my own take on the Exiles lineup!
Join me after the jump for my pick of weird, alternate reality versions of popular characters who I would bring together to form a new Exiles! And feel free to share some of your own fantasy roster in the comments!
The growing Ant-Man franchise might not be the biggest money-maker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I still love it like all the rest! In fact, I kind of love it a little more, because Ant-Man is my favorite superhero in the MCU. And I’m so glad that his movies are so much fun!
Movie Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.
I’m a little disappointed that we’ve got to wait all the way until March for Captain Marvel. That’s a long wait! Of course, I say that knowing that years fly by like the snap of a finger in adulthood, and it will be March before we know it, and we’ll be complaining that, “Jeez, it’s already March”, and another entire year will have passed to bring me and all of us closer to the grave…
But hey! Ant-Man and the Wasp! Join me after the jump for my full review. And expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie!
Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out this week, a movie celebrating two shrinking superheroes! Being the search engine conscientious blogger that I am, I’ve decided to tap into that zeitgeist and make a List of Six about shrinking superheroes!
But not just any shrinking superheroes! This is a list about weird and obscure ones, because who needs yet another list on the Internet about superheroes we’ve already heard about? Ant-Man and the Wasp, and their various spin-offs, aren’t included on this list. I’m also leaving out the Atom at DC Comics, the other most famous shrinking superhero. If you have enough interest in comics to read my blog, I’m confident you already know all about those shrinkers.
Join me after the jump for six more shrinking superheroes that you may have never heard of before!
Despite a big dip in quality, and despite Disney planning its own streaming service before too long, the Netflix Defenders shows are still going and we got the second season of Luke Cage this past weekend! Seeing as how I’m never going to quit these shows, I binged the whole season over the past few days and want to share my thoughts. Largely, I liked it!
TV Rating: 7/10 – Good.
The second season of Luke Cage was a definite upswing from the past few disappointing seasons of the Netflix Defenders shows. It was a solid, enjoyable season with some standout moments and episodes — though not nearly as many as I would have liked. I definitely echo what pretty much every other critic says about these shows: 13 episodes is way too many. Not a single one of these shows has produced a season-long storyline that requires all 13 episodes. It’s weird why they keep trying. Do they really not have any other tricks up their sleeves? Like some entertaining one-off episodes or something?
Regardless, I liked the second season of Luke Cage. Join me after the jump for my full review! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the entire season.
Why is the Jurassic World franchise the only major movie franchise starring dinosaurs? How is that the world we live in? Dinosaurs are awesome! Everybody loves dinosaurs! Why does no other franchise try to grab onto that big, brass thunder lizard ring?
Especially when there are so many great dinosaur franchises out there to pick from!
Far be it for me to suggest Hollywood come up with some original dinosaur ideas. Just do what Hollywood does normally and grab an existing TV or book franchise and give it a live action movie. Why they haven’t done this yet for at least half this list is beyond me. Maybe Steven Spielberg has some sort of iron grip throughout Hollywood on dinosaurs? That’s probably the only excuse I will accept.
Dinosaurs are awesome. There are plenty of dinosaur cartoons, video games and books out there. Join me after the jump for my suggestions for new live action dinosaur movie franchises!