That new laptop came with $100 credit at the iTunes store. That has led to some other TV viewing, beyond the Doctor Who and Star Trek repeats that I so often write about. I can’t really imagine taking on another series of episode by episode comments, but I thought I’d share my thoughts and opinions on some of these fine samplings… Continue reading Recent Television Viewings – SHIELD, Veronica Mars, Falling Skies
There are a number of things that make Captain America: The Winter Soldier not quite perfect. Natasha’s speech to the governmental enquiry at the end is a bit self-righteous and silly. SHIELD seems to have been infiltrated absurdly easily. Arnim Zola is abruptly re-introduced and then destroyed in one exposition-filled scene. The villain is immediately obvious from his first appearance—and really, ever since the film’s advanced publicity material began to be released (although at least that’s overtly revealed quite early on). And there’s something more than a bit convenient about how the three giant Death Stars in the sky can be overcome by replacing three easy-to-access, unguarded circuits boards.
Yet in spite of this the movie is a huge success, and continue to show that Marvel has learned a thing or two about keeping this franchise strong, as all of their films since The Avengers can attest. Continue reading Captain America: The Winter Soldier
It’s been a few days since I’ve seen this movie, and I’m still not sure what I have to say about it. Continue reading Thor: The Dark World