Category: TV


This is something I stumbled across and thought I would share.  It is a cool pilot and being a fan of the original series (which I own, and will review when we get closer to the Flash premiere) I thought this was new, exciting, and fun.  There are a lot of Easter Eggs to other heroes, villains.  One especially cool villain that we don’t see, but see his name plate.  We get the thought that this Arrow/Flash universe is bigger than just Arrow’s Starlet City.  Also this opens up the thought that Metahumans will be apart of the Arrow series too.  Enjoy and leave comments about what you think.

Flash Pilot

Jason Allen

 

 

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I think I’m going to start a segment called “Something Cool”  And to jump start this with who or what else than The Batman.  Hopefully this brings everyone back to their childhood with this one.  Also there is just something epic about the music in this and when I watched it on tv as a kid.  Enjoy!

 

Now from my last post you can tell how much I love Star Wars.  The Clone Wars series as a whole has been great and has answered so many questions or rather fixed with better explanation the issues with the prequels (except the constant issue of Jedi being morons).  These lost episodes make you wish Cartoon Network didn’t cancel the series or at least let them finish what they started.  But we can’t cry over spilled Force milk (ok that sounds gross).

I loved almost every episode of these lost episodes.  Yes I could even withstand Jar Jar Racist Binks.  The great thing about these episodes they start to delve into the bigger issues in Episode 3 and beyond.  We see how Order 66, is executed (no pun intended) and established.  We get to see how Force users can exist after death (Force Spirit).  These episodes also get to show us the bad ass which is Mace Windu (well outside of the Gennedy Tartakovsky Clone Wars mini series).  We also get 4 episodes of Yodi on a journey.  Now I have always been a Yodi hater after Episode 2, with the Yodi vs Count Dooku match.  The Stars Wars world was impressed by Yodi and I was simply left thinking “He didn’t do crap to Dooku with all that flashing jumping and flipping”.  I started to hate Yodi even more after Episode 3 and he just quit during the Darth Sidious fight.  Yet here we get an awesome Yodi and Darth Sidious fight, that was more impressive.  So much to like and makes you wish again the Clone Wars team could have got an actual Series finale.

Not much I didn’t like these episodes, except the Anakin/Padme crap.  They have a 3 episode storyline that is almost as unbearable as Hayden Christensen’s acting in every movie he has ever done.  But even that garbage established the beginning riff between Anakin and Padme.  Now these episodes did give me those “Why are Jedi so FREAKING stupid” moments.  I don’t know if this was a consequence of knowing how it all ends or just poor common sense writing, regardless as a fan you get irked by the clueless force navigation of the Jedi Order.  Count Dooku basically tells Obi Wan, Anakin, and Yodi that Darth Sidious is in the Republic and again it is chalked up to, “The Dark Side is liars blah blah blah”.  After all the evidence that you have been given and all the answers you can’t figure out, you never once think that maybe Dooku is telling the truth.  Or that every lead some how goes back to Palpatine.  At one point they even say it and they all dismiss it has coincidence.  No wonder your whole Order almost went under.

It sucks to say goodbye to this great series that in every episode tried to correct all the misfires of the prequels.  At least we have episodes VII-IX to look forward, and maybe we can get lucky and NetFlix will revive the series to finish 13 more episodes (fingers crossed).

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Jason "Big J" Allen  @UnsportsmenBigJ

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VOD: Justice League: WAR

Man of Steel 2 aka Superman vs Batman, pleeazze!  Push that back as long and far as you want to.  We don’t need that as long as we have the DC animated universe.  This time with a new installment Justice League War.  TRAILER PLEASE

So as the trailer probably showed this is an origin story for the formulating Justice League.  Just to put it out there I’m a huge DC animated universe fan.  The work Bruce Timm and Paul Dini laid for this universe still works today, now they are not attached to this project, but those cartoons and movies growing up made my love for comics as well as the heroes.  So I absolutely loved this movie!  It is not as gruesome and adultified (I know not a word) as Justice League: Flashpoint (Spoiler:  They killed kids and Batman carries a gun), but it has its blood.  This movie tells a slight different story of the Justice league coming together (from what I have heard this takes after the New 52, which explains alot).

First difference is Cyborg.  Cyborg is part of the team and not Martian Manhunter, yet this doesn’t bother me because we need more brothas in the superhero game (Not drunks like Hancock, or uppity Kings like Black Panther… joking).  In all seriousness I like the change because Cyborg can handle all the heavy tech/computer savvy info being thrown at us.  Another difference is the extremely over underlined romantic tension between Superman and Wonder Woman (yes they are dating in the New 52).  Also they made Billy Batson better known as Shazam an original member.  You still get Batman, Flash, and Green Lantern.

The movie revolves around an extremely massive Darkseid that is coming to terraform the Earth, so I guess Darkseid didn’t watch Man of Steel, because I could have sworn that was the plot that General Zod tried to hatch.  Just like a villain to steal an idea and suffer the same results.  I enjoyed the fighting and action, every character got a chance to shine and show why they can hold their own solo.  Naturally we had to go through the usual, “we are solo heroes and eventually we learn to work as a team to save the day”.  Some of my favorite parts were naturally everything Batman was a part of.  Some of his lines and conversations are just classic, even Hal Jordan makes a “True Blood” reference when talking to Batman.  I’m glad they didn’t make Batman unbeatable, they did show his vulnerability.  They also did the consistent Batman being 3 steps ahead of everybody.  Now I’m one of the biggest Superman fans there is and I always get pissed off when they make Batman a physical equal, to a certain degree, when they face off.  This movie finally does justice (no pun) to the question; what would happen if Batman didn’t have time to prepare and just ran into Superman and a fight took place?  It seems the New 52, which this is based off, has depowered Superman a bit.  Now don’t get me wrong he is still an unbelievable force, but at certain points when I thought he would dominate he didn’t or rather couldn’t.  It’s so much to like about this film.  Wonder Woman was amazing in it and you really get the Amazon Warrior feel from her.  Just the brutal and excited way she fights really hammers home her love of battling and war.

Only thing I didn’t like is the short 79 minute running time.  I thought it could have used 15-20 more minutes of feeling out the characters feeling each other out, but hey I can’t complain, it’s not a Joss Whedon film.  This movie is like Green Lantern breaking his arm and has to switch hands to use his ring.  Same cool powers, still really good constructs, but with a slightly different feel.  If you can find this film digitally watch it now, if not it comes out Feb 4th on DVD,  it is a MUST SEE!  I Pay For It So You Don’t Have To, but pay if you have to for this one!

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Jason "Big J" Allen  @UnsportsmenBigJ

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