On our poll of what we should do for an alignment grid, the top result was the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, I tried to come up with one for the MCU, but that is a tough nut to crack. A lot of characters, so how to pick?
I didn’t pick yet. Instead, I did one just from Guardians of the Galaxy. I hope you enjoy.
For more of an explanation of alignment grids (and for several examples), please check out this post. And if you have comments on this one, or ideas for a Marvel Cinematic one, let us know in the comments below!
Posted in Character Studies, Good and Evil, Movies
Tagged Alignments, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nebula, Nova, Rocket Raccoon, Ronan the Accuser, Starlord, Thanos
This weekend we went to see Jupiter Ascending, something we were debating doing. In the end, all the reviews telling us the movie was terrible, you should see it made the difference!
I feel like reviewing the movie is pretty quick and easy for me. I did not find it as bad as some did. I definitely feel like the ideas – both story/world ideas and visual ideas – were much better than the character interaction and dialog. And maybe their biggest problem is how easy it is to compare to Guardians of the Galaxy – a movie which they could have come out before, but instead came out after. So Channing Tatum comes across as a poor-man’s Star Lord, rocket-skates and all.
So I want to look more at two aspects of the film. One is the comparison to other science fiction, where I have found people comparing it to all sorts of other movies – but for me, there’s really only one main comparison. The other aspect I want to look at is the thing that I think could have made the film better – more characters! Maybe some spoilers to follow for Jupiter Ascending.
Posted in Movies, Science Fiction
Tagged Channing Tatum, Chosen One, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jupiter Ascending, Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions, Mila Kunis, Review, The Matrix, Wachowskis
Again, this year David and I are going to be looking at our Best of 2014 post. These are what each of us considers the best from this last year. I am doing mine today and David will be posting his tomorrow. Just as last year not everything necessarily was released in 2014, but it is when we experienced these items. This year we are looking at movie, tv show, book, comic, music, video game, and board game. Continue reading
We did this last year, and it was a lot of fun. What were the best and worst movie adaptations from existing source material? What we have to work from are our LitFlix, the movies we see after reading the source material. I’ll be writing about the comics adaptations of the year today, and Holly will cover the books tomorrow.
We’ve fallen behind some this fall, so the list of what we have to go from is smaller than the overall list of movie adaptations. I think the biggest deal is that we didn’t see Gone Girl, which people seems to have loved. Oh, and we haven’t seen Battle of the Five Armies yet, but expect that in the coming weeks…
Comics-wise, we are pretty good. And what a year for comics! Four big-name Marvel movies, some great independent comic adaptations, and a number of ones that may not be quite as good… which we may not have seen! So let me lay out my favorites both as a movie, and as an adaptation!
Posted in Comics, Comparative Opinions, LitFlix, Movies
Tagged Amazing Spider-Man 2, Best and worst, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Edge of Tomorrow, Frank Miller, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hercules, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Snowpiercer, X-Men: Days of Future Past