Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #28, and this week’s question is a pretty straightforward one.
Who are my favorite comic book villains?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #28: Favorite Comic Book Villains
Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #3, and Rod brought up a question connected to both the X-Men (his favorite comic book series) and the Legion of Super-Heroes (my favorite).
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #3 – X-Men in the Legion of Super-Heroes
I feel like this is a topic I’m not very good at writing. Certainly, there are lots of things I’ve complained about in a lot of films, but usually if it’s not very good, I’m finding problems in the writing and directing more than in the performances. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #30 – Questionable Casting Decisions
It’s harder to define a film series than it used to be. Is Lord of the Rings three films long or six? What’s the longest running Spider-Man series – five movies, or three? Is the X-Men one big series, or three or four different ones? Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #26 – Long-Running Film Series that are Worth Watching
Recently I’ve made another trip overseas, which means more movies on a plane! Although it was not an especially long trip, and a lot of it took place overnight, so I only got two movies in this time.
(Incidentally, even though this is a blog post about movies, it’s not part of my 47 Movie Blogs series, as I chose the topic myself, rather than having it chosen for me).
Long-term readers will know that my usual philosophy when choosing what to enjoy on intercontinental travel is to find films that make me curious but are not too demanding. In other words, films I kind of want to see but that I’m not all that hopeful about and therefore am glad to see for free.
To this end, I’m waiting for the day that GI Joe: Retaliation turns up, but failing that I was happy to tune into a recent superhero film that I’d missed in the theatres…
Continue reading Movies on a Plane: More Global Destruction Than You Can Shake a Mutant At
I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past with my friend Rod (a birthday gift – thanks Rod!)
Now, we are both comic book fans, but to me the X-Men are simply another comic franchise–one which has given me a certain amount of enjoyment and has produced some good stories, but which overall isn’t any more special to me than any other. However, for Rod, the X-Men are his favorite comic. Seeing it “brought to life” in the movies like this is more aggravating for him than it is thrilling. The constant story changes, the strange casting choices, the random continuity adjustments – they all conspire to rob him of the enjoyment he’d like to have. Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past (Spoilers!)
Just came from watching The Wolverine, marking my 7th thing from my list of media events of the year that I was looking forward to that I now have behind me. I enjoyed it, more than I would ever have expected to. True there are some weaknesses and some questions that began to emerge as I reflected on the film on the way home, but they pale in comparison to what there is to enjoy. Still, this is my blog commentary on the film, so… Continue reading The Wolverine