28 August 2015

TMNT- Casey & April #3

Originally written for Flickering Myth.

"Casey and April are separated and both must face the Rat King’s maze alone. Clues to the Pantheon await just out of reach, but Casey and April may not be able to find them if they cannot find each other."

I always try to remain positive. Maybe a story that starts off disappointingly will turn things. Maybe the positive aspects would be enough to get through; some nice artwork or a cool action scene. 

21 August 2015

Run All Night (2015) in 100 Words

You won’t find the more OTT elements of Neeson’s action hero transformation here; Run All Night is all grit and broken glass.  

18 August 2015

TMNT #49

Originally written for Flickering Myth.

Review of #48

“A final battle looms as Karai decrees a “Gauntlet” battle between ancient foes Splinter and Shredder but first the Turtles must defeat the Foot mutants— Koya, Bludgeon, Bebop & Rocksteady!”

Though this issue is hugely riveting, with great art and a thrilling conclusion, I couldn’t help but come away amused by it all. That may be an odd thing to say when the stakes are so high and we’re so close to the issue 50 ‘conclusion’, but my amusement stems from one idea.

10 August 2015

Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015) in 100 Words

In a world of reboots and interconnected universes Gods and Monsters makes for a refreshing change. It’s essentially an ‘Elseworlds’ tale, with animation supremo Bruce Timm in a producer role. 

7 August 2015

Fantastic Four (2015)

10 years ago Batman Begins introduced the term ‘reboot’ and became the shining example of how to introduce audiences to a character and their world. Since then, mainly due to Marvel, we’ve been spoilt with the overall quality of comic book films. A golden age you might say.