10 December 2011

Dark Knight Rises Poster Teases a Broken Bat

Even though the "look at my back" is a serious poster cliche this one remains effective as it places focus not on Bane's back but on the remains of Batman's broken cowl.

Spider-Man Poster Propogates a Web of Deceit

I like the look of the new poster for next Summer's The Amazing Spider-Man, its the words I have a problem with. Thus far, all signs have indicated that a more appropriate tag line for the film would be The Retold Story. They keep trying to convince people that even though its a reboot, there is some deep dark story that just got skipped in the previous franchise and somehow this movie fits into that continuity. Lies!

09 December 2011

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Great Kryptonite Caper

This was a fun little caper and a nice way to end the series. It makes me wonder if Lana having a kryptonite necklace was an idea that sprang from the comics because of course that notion would be a huge plot point throughout the first few seasons of Smallville. By the way, nice fashion sense Lana. Does that thing get heavy?

08 December 2011

Retrospective 2011 - Part 2

 The second quarter of the year really heated up in May when Thor ushered in the Summer blockbuster season.


While not the gigantic hit that Iron Man was, Thor still performed exceptionally well around the world, especially considering the heavy fantasy element that has not always done well when coupled with superheroes. More importantly, Thor was a good movie that told a good story while respecting the source material. With Thor, Marvel proved they could build their in-continuity franchise. Thor got the summer off to a good start and was one of my favorites for the year. The gem earned a sequel to come in late 2013.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Monster Molecule

Even time travel couldn't save this dud. Superboy had to go to the future to get a really big molecule.

07 December 2011

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Space Refugees

Alien refugees left their growth ray unattended and xenophobic troublemakers turned the ray to full blast. Bad move. There were trees exploding everywhere.

06 December 2011

Onscreen History of Killer Frost

The frigid femme fatale Killer Frost first appeared in the pages of 1978's Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #3.

Jokers Run Wild in the Third Gotham City Impostors Short

I am not sure I get it, but the shorts so far have been a lot of fun. I hope they all make it to DC Nation.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Trap of the Super Spacemen

I will admit this was much improved over the past few segments. Although it still required a healthy dose of suspension of disbelief, at least the plot was coherent. On the other hand we encountered yet another race that wanted to invade earth. Yawn. Anyways, at least they implemented a power stealing machine giving one of their race Superboy's powers. Too bad he still got taken down by Krypto.

05 December 2011

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Double Trouble, Double Doom

In a classic case of act first, ask questions later, Superboy beat the snot out of a flying saucer which turned out to be some space police. To be fair, the ship did have giant rotating blades and was cutting the tops off of mountains. Suffice it to say, Superboy ended up catching the crooks who had set off to slice up a solid gold planet.