Falling Skies Season 1 Retrospective Review

Falling Skies Season 1 Retrospective Review

Falling Skies was an American TV show that aired from 2011-2015. I’ve recently watched the first season on Netflix and I loved it. The setting has us follow a rag tag resistance regiment after the alien invasion. The characters are living from day to day learning as they go along, which allows us to learn alongside them.

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The show takes us into the grit and carnage of an alien invasion and it pulls few punches. Kids have been kidnapped and ‘harnessed’, a process of controlling the children, cities have been destroyed and people die left right and center. Besides this, the characters try to stay strong and fight for their survival and to live another day.

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The show feels like Walking Dead but with aliens, however, the fact that the enemy is sentient allows for the show to explore deeper and darker elements of survival. Such as the aliens making a PTSD ridden woman to trade information for supplies.

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The show is an exciting look into human nature and what someone will do to survive in the fall of civilization. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone that is looking a series to sink their teeth into. I cannot wait to watch the next 4 seasons and hope it keeps up the standard it has already set.

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Al Ewing for a Deadpool Comic

Al Ewing for a Deadpool Comic

Hi Guys,

After reading Rocket #4 recently, I cannot help but think that Al Ewing (Ultimates, Judge Dredd: Trifecta) would make an awesome writer for the ongoing Deadpool series or one of the Deadpool mini series that keep happening.

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In just an issue he managed to capture the sad clown nature that Gerry Duggan (Arkham Manor, Uncanny Avengers) has taken the character into over the last four years. Not only that but he was able to make the issue an honorary in Nick Spencer’s (Astonishing Ant-man, Bedlam) Secret Empire tie-in even though it wasn’t necessary but he made it seamless.

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Marvel Al Ewing stories have a soft spot in my heart as he is able to make you care for the most obscure of characters in comics like New Avengers and Contest of Champions. Not only that he has the ability to tell stories with such scope and heart like his run on Ultimates and MightyAvengers/Captain America and the Mighty Avengers.

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I could not tell you what type of story he would tell because he is able to jump in and out of multiple genres but I would be the first in line to buy it.

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Sorry I’ve Been Away

Sorry I’ve Been Away

To all those that may be reading (I know you’re out there),

 

I know I haven’t posted anything in a long while, sorry. I’ve struggled to think of different posts and didn’t want to just to list posts (Though I’m not opposed to them).

I thought I’d make this post to say I’m still alive if any of you were worried and that I will be posting irregularly (which probably isn’t a shock at this point). The idea behind this is so I can post about stuff that I feel I need to write about and not feel bad about the lack of content.

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Is Edna Mode a reformed Supervillain?

Is Edna Mode a reformed Supervillain?

Edna Mode is an amazing character that stole the hearts of everyone with her few brief appearances. However recent theories have speculated that Edna is a reformed supervillain and today we will look at some of the reasons Edna might be a supervillain.

Edna Mode’s Facility

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Rather than regular gates, Enda’s home has laser gates something resembling a lair of a villain from a James Bond movie. Furthermore, when her security system thought Elastigirl was an intruder, the system tired to kill Elastigirl with a sentry gun. I know Edna is a bit eccentric but it makes more sense if you think of her as a former supervillain. In addition, the methods in which, Edna tests the durability of the Parr family super suits is cool none the less but also screams supervillain.

Contempt for her Guards

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Many supervillains don’t like their underlings e.g. The Joker, Penguin, but Enda seems to have some extra contempt for them like she doesn’t want them there at all. It would be reasonable to assume that is the Government is monitoring heroes that they would also monitor villains too, and might even place guards to make sure she doesn’t do anything to threaten the world. Plus why would a fashion designer need guards for?

Jack-Jack’s Outfit

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Edna designed a suit for Jack-Jack with various retardants as she didn’t know his power set, even though Helen claimed he had no powers. But how would she know things like the suit needed to withstand 1000 degrees? Was she spying on the Parr family? Maybe we will never know.

A Villain’s Mind

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Designing Jack-Jack’s suit almost shows forethought about villain’s intention. Did she know that Syndrome would try to kidnap Jack-Jack? She was one step ahead of him in the aid of the Parr family. She claims to be looking for a thrill, that is why she designed the hero costumes. Many villains get bored easily and pry into the lives of the heroes.

Her Dress Sense

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Edna is dressed like a modern twist on many Disney villains. She had the cigarette holder much like Cruella Deville and the colour scheme of villains like Maleficent and the Evil Queen.

So what do you think of the theory? Do you like it or think it holds any weight? Let me know in the comments or on twitter.

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My Top Five Marvel Comics

My Top Five Marvel Comics

Honorary Mention

Infinity Gauntlet (1991): 

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The Infinity Gauntlet story was written by  Jim Starlin (Infinity War, Batman: The Cult) and drawn by George Pérez (Infinite Crisis, JLA/Avengers) and Ron Lim (Rann/Thanagar: Holy War, Infinity War), in 1991. It is one of the comics that defined Thanos as one of the most dangerous beings in the Marvel universe and is one of the comics that Avengers: Infinity War will draw inspiration from. The states are high right from the off with a snap of Thanos’s fingers and it only ramps up from there. It is a must read for any cosmic Marvel fan.

Ultimates (2015-2016)/Ultimates² (2016-):

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Ultimates and Ultimates² is Al Ewing’s (Zombo, Mighty Avengers) epic restructuring of the Marvel cosmic landscape following Jonathan Hickman’s Secret Wars (2015). With fantastic artists like Kenneth Rocafort (Red Hood and the Outlaws, Astonishing Tales: Wolverine/Punisher) and Travel Foreman (Prowler, Constantine) the comic both looks fantastic and reads amazingly. The comic takes risks and delivers on promises it makes with epic reveals throughout the series.

Fantastic Four: The End (2007):

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The 6 issue mini series was written and drawn by Alan Davis (JLA: The Nail, Excalibur) in 2007 as part of the Marvel ‘The End’ imprint which imagined a possible conclusion for some of Marvel’s big named characters. The story is about reuniting a broken family as humanity advances out into the stars much to the dismay of other alien races. It is a fantastic book it that highlights the first families influence on the Marvel universe and their family dynamic.

5. Old Man Logan (2008):

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This story redefined Wolverine back in 2008 into the character we know him as today, a no-nonsense man with a heart of gold. Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War) and Steve McNiven (New Avengers, Uncanny Inhumans) were the creative team on the comic and they worked wonders. The post hero world sees Logan trying to make a living until he has to go on a road trip with an aged Hawkeye in order to make ends meat. With all the twists and turns, every page is gripping.

4. Punisher War Zone (2012):

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Punisher is my favourite Marvel character so the story where he has to fight the Avengers single-handedly had to make my list. Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Cyclops) portrays the Punisher’s single-mindedness very well and captures a the flare of each of the Avengers. Carmine Di Giandomenico’s (Grayson, Flash) art is stunning and captures the bleak tone. It is a must read for any Punisher fan as it caps off the end the Greg Rucka run.

3. Superior Spider-Man (2013-2014):

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Superior Spider-Man was a limited series that was a long time coming, the culmination of Dan Slott’s (Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Silver Surfer) Amazing Spider-Man run. The six comic arcs had a rotation of three different artists; Ryan Stegman (Inhuman, She-Hulk), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man, Runaways) and Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man, Jonah Hex) all of who bring this story to life. It breathed new life into the Spider-Man mythos as it has had lasting elements in the current Amazing Spider-Man run. A must read for any Spider-Man fan.

2.The Vision (2015-2016):

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Tom King (Batman, Grayson) wrote an epic with The Vision, as Vision tries to have a normal life but the world seems to be against him. His family is under constant suspicion by town, he lives in and eventually the Avengers themselves as the family has a hidden secret that begins to tear them apart. The art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Magneto, Astonishing X-Men) is beautiful with epic detail on the Vision family. Finally, the covers alone by Mike Del Mundo (Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), make my day whenever I see them as they portray the Vision family as a regular suburb family.

1. Thanos Rising (2013):

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Jason Aaron (Thor, Southern Bastards) and Simone Bianchi (Green Lantern, Thor: For Asgard) bring new depth to my favourite Marvel villain by showing his upbringing as a Deviant in a world of perfect Eternals. the story is a brilliant character study outlining how sadistic Thanos can be.

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The Ables (2015) Retrospective Review

The Ables (2015) Retrospective Review

I first bought the book when Jeremy from Cinema Sins first announce that he was releasing his first book back in 2015. Two years later I decided to read it and I wish I had done it sooner as I could not put it down.

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The story is about a group of boys aged 12 that first find out they have superpowers and they are our insight to a whole superpowered community with it’s own secret customs and history. It may sound like a played out premise but there is one major difference. All of these children have a disability whether it be physical or mental, and that makes for an interesting read as they try to overcome their disabilities to use their superhuman abilities.

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The story itself takes many twists and turns but ultimately is about the boy’s journey to understand their powers and how they fit into the world. It was a refreshing breath of fresh air as it was an overall positive outlook on the world and how everyone can make a difference regardless of their difference.

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review (Non-Spoilers)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review (Non-Spoilers)

Better late than never but if Disney is still trying to capitalise on Beaty and the Beast why can’t I? I was worried about the film before it came out as I was not sure how they would approach the source material. I was afraid it would be a carbon copy of the 1991 classic. However, I think the film walks the line quite well.

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The cast itself is quite strong with my personal favourite being Luke Evans as Gaston, as he embraces the role will so much vigour and enthusiasm. Ewan McGregor as Lumiere and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth play their roles brilliantly playing off of each other to much delight. However, I found Emma Watson as Belle to be a bit flat in some moments but overall a good performance.

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The new film allowed Disney to address some of the plot holes made in the animated film, some obviously and some more subtly. The adaption to live action played to the strengths of the actors which only aided the film. Josh Gad as Lefou took full advantage of his role adding in some ‘cheeky’ moments that I quite enjoyed like paying off people in the tavern to sing for Gaston.

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The songs were all wonderfully sang as they played into the actor’s strengths and weaknesses in their singing abilities. So the songs may not have been as bombastic as the original but they were all brilliant in the context of the film. Dan Stevens as Beast even got an original song that was great and added to the Beast’s development.

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All in all I really enjoyed the new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. It was entertaining with highs and lows all keeping my attention. It is definitely a film people should watch.

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