I’m only 5 episodes in (just started watching the 6th one), and I gotta say that so far I’m enjoying this show way more than the other Netflix Marvel series, except maybe for the first season of Daredevil. I really didn’t like Jessica Jones, and so that already made me feel less than excited about this show, considering how uninteresting Cage was treated in JJ – and then I found season 2 of Daredevil to be a bit of a letdown (not awful, but didn’t really grab me like the first season did). I was drawn in to this series from the start, loving the music and musical performances that you see at Cottonmouth’s club, as well as the way it’s shot. The cast is also proving to be great. We’ll see if this holds up for me until the end, but I’m pretty happy with what I’m getting so far.
Up until now I’ve had no interest in this – the last thing I want is to be collecting any more figures, and I’ve never had a huge desire to play games based on Disney properties, and I’ve had my fill of Marvel with the LEGO games. But I’ve been bitten hard by the Star Wars bug, and so I was interested in seeing what the game was like, which I did by downloading the Apple TV version, which is a free download, and gives you a few teaser levels to whet your appetite. I liked what I played, and so now I’m wondering if I’m going to take a deeper plunge…
I’ve been enjoying pretty much all of the Star Wars comics from Marvel since they launched earlier this year – the recent Lando mini-series was especially good – and with all of the excitement for the upcoming release of The Force Awakens, I decided to read the only two series from the Marvel books I hadn’t read. The first is a 4-issue mini-series called Shattered Empire, that is the only book so far that take place after Return of the Jedi. It was quite enjoyable, in that I’m now a bit hungry to find out more about what happens during this period of time, leading up to Force Awakens. Greg Rucka is a good writer, and the art was decent. The other series is called Kanan, is still ongoing, and tells the origins of one of the characters from the current Star Wars: Rebels animated series (one of the last Jedi). When the book launched earlier this year, it wasn’t something I was particularly interested in reading, but I binged all 7 issues that are out, and ended up really liking it. The art is quite good (less so for the one fill-in issue, but still fine), and it made me appreciate this character much more than I did from watching the first season of Rebels (I haven’t watched anything from the second season yet). If you’re looking for more Star Wars comics, the current Chewbacca mini-series is really funny.
It may be because I came in with pretty low expectations – considering that so many of my friends appear to not like this movie – but I ended up rather enjoying this. As big a comic geek as I am, I have never liked Superman, but I thought this was a pretty good take on him. I really liked the bits on Krypton – very sci-fiesque – and wouldn’t mind having an entire movie set there. As far as the action, I thought it was the best representation of super powered beings fighting I’ve seen on film – better than in the Marvel movies. You really could feel the force that was being used. I think people prefer the Marvel movies because they’re more fun – the DC movies wouldn’t be considered fun. The one thing I was really disappointed with was that they ended up introducing the stupid Daily Planet Clark Kent identity at the end – I was hoping they were going to skip doing that, as it has never made any sense that no one recognises him (but hey, in comics, you just go with it).