Friday, April 8, 2016

This Week With The Superheroes - April 8, 2016

Arrows and Rouges Oh My!


Hello and Welcome to the Basement and this week with the Superheroes...

Tomorrow is Camden Comic Con and I'm thrilled... but that's tomorrow, this is today, and we got a week of stuff to go over, so lets do the NEWS!

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice took a 70% drop in its box office gross, and Warner Brothers in desperation mode, has moved Wonder Woman June 23, 2017 scheduled release date to June 2, 2017, apparently the first available weekend without any serious competition, plus there are re-shoots for the Suicide Squad being done to inject some humanity into it.  The lesson here is that Warner Brothers and those involve with the DC Films Universe got a shock between the poor reviews and rapid diminished returns, proving that 'dark and depressing' isn't the way to go.

 Steven Moffat that this to say regarding the Doctor Who spin-off called 'Class', '“Class is dark and sexy and right now. I’ve always wondered if there could be a British Buffy – it’s taken the brilliant Patrick Ness to figure out how to make it happen." To which I have to say this...we've already seen that, if I recall ITV's Demons was basically a Buffy rip-off, and Doctor Who's first four season under Russel T Davies ran the Buffy play-book to rather depressing results.

Anyway, Freeform, the re-braned version of ABC Family has a couple of shows in development, one being 'Marvel's Cloak and Dagger' and the other being a remake of the Brit series 'Misfits'... I've sen Misfits and while it had a cool vibe, I think it's going to get water in a bad way.... and 'Cloak and Dagger', it's been a long time since I read anything with those characters, but I won't be surprised they play these characters as total opposites who fall in love with each other...

And of course the teaser trailer for Star Wars: Rouge One dropped- certainly sets up the plot for the film to give viewers an idea of what they will be seeing  and it gives a strong action lead to a woman, so that's good... but then I saw the Walkers... those Camel looking things from Empire Strikes Back... and laughed by butt off with how fake they looked. Still unlike the trailers for The Force Awakens, this actually looks like its worth seeing in theaters.

Anyway, lets' get to this week's TV Shows... and it's a short list of shows... actually only three new shows this week as Gotham, Supergirl and The Flash were all on hiatus for some strange reason

Agents of SHIELD - Spacetime
Plot: The S.H.I.E.L.D. team tries to prove that fate is not fixed after Daisy is horrified by a glimpse of the future.
Rating: 3 out of 5... I actually watched this episode twice... and this was a confusing yet a entertaining episode... episodes with visions of the furture normally are...  is things set in stone or can things be changed...we got Daisy kicking all shorts of butt, and the team knows Ward's body is on Earth, and that he's ready to start putting his plans into motion.

Arrow - Eleven-Fifty-Nine
Plot: Oliver and Diggle find out Merlyn wants to break Darhk out of prison; Laurel gets a surprising offer; Felicity has a talk with Curtis.
Rating: 5 out of 5.... well wasn't expecting that... and I'm okay with the Death of Black Canary... because as we've already seen, resurrection is not uncommon when it comes to the Arrow-verse. Diggle's brother Andy being a double-agent and Darhk now knowing who Oliver is does just continue the trend of the big bads knowing how the Arrow and his crew are towards the end of the season... that aside, everything was really well done

Legends of Tomorrow: Progeny 
Plot: The team is split on whether to kill a 14-year-old boy who is destined to grow into an evil dictator; Sara helps Snart through a difficult time; Ray learns something consequential to his future with Kendra.
Rating: 4 out of 5... this was the 'would you kill Hitler' trope of Time Travel stories, and it's always an interesting take and was done real well here, Ray coming to terms that he's a father and didn't know it only to realize that it was his brother who had a kid that perverted his tech, plus the romance he and Kendra are having is really working. Rory and Snart slugging it out, and Rory realizing things could be a lot worse considering what he knows was handled well.. The thing I didn't care for was Young Per Degaton, I know with kid actors it's either hit or more often than not miss... and the kid playing the part was such a horrible distraction.

Well that will do it for this week... catch ya next time!

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