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Gotta love these fun little videos, and How It Should Have Ended is one of the good ones! Their Deadpool 2 video was apparently written from fan submissions! And some of those are pretty funny.
Except all the parts where it seems like the HISHE crew is just writing their own Deadpool fan fiction. Like, the alternate scenes/endings stuff takes up less than half of the video before they go on an extended riff connected to their Infinity War video. I would congratulate the film for not also falling back on their Superman/Batman cafe scenes, but they make sure to get in an extended Batman riff, too.
Eh, still a fun video to laze about with on a Thursday.
Light week for reviews this week. I got wrapped up with a couple of things, and it was a pretty light week for me anyway. But we’ve got new Batman, Power Rangers and Captain America, so at least it’s a good week.
Comic Book of the Week goes to the latest issue of Mister Miracle, not least of which for one sequence that beggars belief to exist in a DC comic at all. It has to be seen to be believed!
Meanwhile, a couple different titles might be dropping in and out of my reviews as we go along. I kind of fell behind on a couple of books, which is why Justice League and Immortal Hulk don’t get a review this week. But I’m going to actively keep reading and maybe drop in a review here and there. We’ll see!
As always, if there’s any comic you’d like me to check out or like me to cover full time, just let me know in the comments.
Comic Reviews: Batman #52, Captain America #2, Go Go Power Rangers #12 and Mister Miracle #10.
Avengers: Infinity War is out on DVD this month, so the question has returned as to why Thanos couldn’t simply use the Infinity Gauntlet to wish for more resources instead of wiping out half of all life in the universe. Part of what made the movie so good is that Thanos is such a compelling villain. He believes whole-heartedly that he’s doing the right thing, that this evil act is for the good of the universe. According to Thanos, planets and their peoples will thrive and avoid overpopulation if he arbitrarily wipes out half of them. He knows it’s a tough call to make, but he believes he is the only one strong enough to make it.
Thanos thinks he’s helping.
But wouldn’t creating double the resources also work, and keep everybody alive?
I don’t think so at all.
First of all, you’ve got to remember that Thanos is a mad man. He’s not some altruistic hero out for the greater good. He’s comfortable with genocide, so he’s going to go with genocide.
Second of all, with the release of Avengers: Infinity War on DVD, we’ve got an official answer from the people who created the movie:
“Well, he was told ‘no’ to an idea that he had that he felt was the only solution, and then was proved right to himself when that solution was not acted upon,” Joe Russo said. “So his messianic complex — he is now committed to following through on the idea he had many many years ago. He is not a stable — although he appears stable at times, he is not a stable individual.”
That seems like a pretty solid explanation to me. But there are a few more reasons on top of that, if you’ll allow me to explain.
Good news, everybody! It turns out that Scream, my favorite of the symbiotes, is in the Venom movie after all! I had no idea. The other day, when I shared the latest trailer, I complained that SONY had settled on Riot as the villain. He’s the least interesting of the five Separation Anxiety symbiotes. I suggested they use Scream, the bright yellow female symbiote. She looks damn cool.
A couple things happened after I watched that trailer. First, I watched it again and saw the woman with the symbiote blade arm thing at about 1:54 in the trailer. I wasn’t sure what to make of that. I just assumed it was more symbiote craziness.
Then I saw online that that actress is Michelle Lee, who is playing Donna Diego, according to IMDB. And Donna Diego is the real name of Scream, the female symbiote.
So how do you like them apples? My favorite symbiote is in the movie after all! I hope she’ll still be bright yellow, with badass blade hair!
There’s a new Venom trailer today, chock-full of so much Venom and symbiote action! Thankfully, this trailer confirms that Venom won’t only be in the final five minutes of the film, as had been rumored. Looks like the big guy is gonna be all over this movie!
I remain cautiously optimistic about Venom. On the one hand, most people have not been happy with SONY’s output. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the Amazing Spider-Man movies. So there’s a very good chance I’ll probably enjoy Venom. I’m disappointed that SONY and Marvel couldn’t work together to make Venom part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I’ll make my peace with that. There’s always sequels if the Venom movie succeeds.
For some disappointing reason, the villain of the film has been revealed as Riot, possibly the least interesting member of the five Separation Anxiety symbiotes. Out of all of those symbiotes, Riot looks the worst. He’s just a big, muscular, dark guy — exactly like Venom. Why not go with Scream and have a badass yellow female symbiote for the villain of your film? Even Lasher and Phage have unique looks.
There are rumors that Carnage will show up as a tease in the film, but that’s like when they teased Evil Sinestro at the end of the Green Lantern movie. A sequel is not guaranteed for Venom, so why save your best moves for later? I suppose that’s the risk all superbero movies must take. It worked for Batman Begins when they used the Scarecrow and saved Joker for the sequel.
Will it work for Venom? We’ll find out on Oct. 5!