Thor: Ragnarok Review

Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 superhero film directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows), starring Chris Hemsworth (Snow White and the Huntsman), Tom Hiddleston (Kong: Skull Island), Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Idris Elba (The Jungle Book), Jeff Goldblum (Mortdecai), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Mark Ruffalo (Collateral), and Anthony Hopkins (Titus).  Serving as the third installment in the Thor series, the film follows Thor who must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time…

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Spider-Man: The Animated Series Review

Spider-Man: The Animated Series is a 1994 superhero action animated television series developed by Bob Richardson, starring Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jennifer Hale, Gary Imhoff, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne, Rodney Saulsberry, and Sara Ballantine.  Based on the Marvel Comics superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the series follows a young man with spider-like abilities fighting crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life. Positives: Well-written Great intro Great voice performances Great characters Great score Good animation Clever, gripping stories Witty dialogue Negatives: Poor CGI…

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X-Men: The Animated Series Review

X-Men: The Animated Series is a 1992 superhero action animated television series developed by Eric Lewald, Sidney Iwanter, and Mark Edens, starring Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Alyson Court, Catherine Disher, and Cedric Smith.  Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the series follows Professor Charles Xavier and his band of courageous mutants strike back against corrupt and bigoted government agencies as well as mutant extremist Magneto. Positives: Good animation Great voice performances Great characters Great music Compelling storylines Awesome…

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones Review

Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a 2015 superhero detective psychological thriller web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, starring Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, Wil Traval, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Tennant, Erin Moriarty, and Eka Darville.  The series follows Jessica Jones who is a former superhero who decides to start over utilizing her abilities as a private investigator in her detective agency. Positives: Great characters Great performances Great cast Compelling storyline Great score Great dialogue Great use of special effects Negatives: n/a Plot: Jessica Jones is a former superhero who decides to…

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Brie Larson is Cast as Captain Marvel in MCU

With Marvel’s Phase Three quickly on its way, there are a host of new characters who’ve never really had any shine on the big screen.  One of the most highly anticipated superhero films coming up is Captain Marvel (which was announced in late 2014), but what makes this movie so significant is that Marvel will have to tackle handling a female led superhero film. Now, 2016’s Wonder Woman was a smash hit, and revolutionary on a couple of levels and definitely set the bar high.  With the explosion of female led…

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Spider-Man 2: The Game Review

Spider-Man 2: The Game is a 2004 action adventure superhero video game developed by Treyarch, The Fizz Factor, Digital Eclipse, Activision, Aspyr, Backbone Entertainment, and Vicarious Visions.  It was published by Activision, Taito, Capcom, MacPlay, and Nokia, and released for GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, N-Gage, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable. Loosely based on the Spider-Man 2 film, the story follows Spider-Man/Peter Parker struggles between his personal life which involves Mary Jane Watson and his superhero life where he joins up with a vigilante…

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Marvel’s Luke Cage Review

Marvel’s Luke Cage is a 2016 superhero action drama web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, starring Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Erik LaRay Harvey, Rosario Dawson, and Alfre Woodard. Given super strength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a former convict by the name Luke Cage becomes a superhero-for-hire and fight crime. Positives: Great soundtrack Great characters Great performances by the cast Great use of practical Talented cast Engaging storyline Negatives: Slow paced Plot:  Given super strength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a former…

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Movies | Spider-Man

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the films follow Spider-Man and his alter-ego Peter Parker, a talented young freelance photographer and aspiring scientist, imbued with superhuman abilities after being bitten by a radioactive/genetically-altered spider as he attempts to live a normal life while protecting the city from criminals and super villains. Spider-Man (2002) The film follows Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who becomes Spider-Man and must do battle with the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). Spider-Man 2 (2004) The film follows Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) as he struggles with…

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Venom Vol.2 #34: Family Bonding Recap/Review

Family Bonding starts off with Venom’s battle with Toxin, with Toxin kicking his ass.  Wounded, Toxin has Venom on the defensive and the fight is definitely one sided.  Love the design for Toxin, who looks similar to Carnage. Before Toxin can give the killing blow, the symbiote slayer intervenes but is killed by Toxin.  More like overkill.  Toxin tore it in half then ate its head.  Venom goes at Toxin again, as his nemesis attempts to convince him that he’s just as much a killer as himself. Toxin nearly impales…

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Marvel Adventures Iron Man #1: Heart of Steel Recap/Review

Heart of Steel opens up to Iron Man suiting up, which is a pretty epic opening sequence for anybody who is wearing a mech suit.  The suit looks pretty sweet.  He comes to the U.S. Treasury to stop a big robot that looks like a hand-me-down version of Brainiac’s space ship. Why someone with the resources to build something like that would try to rob the Treasury is beyond me. The story jumps back six months prior, with Tony Stark making an appearance at the “Starkworld” Conference at the San…

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