Supposedly this is the one. The producers are saying that tonight’s “The Bridge” is the episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that puts it all together, all the subplots that have been running throughout start to make sense. Did they pull it off? We’ll see tonight as Agent Coulson recruits Mike Peterson, from the series pilot, to take on the evil mystery of Centipede. Join me, after the jump, for my thoughts on “The Bridge,” the show’s mid-season finale.
The Avengers are no strangers to time travel or timeborn threats, but this time they face not only the might of the sinister Doctor Doom, but also a timeline tampered with to make Doom master of the world, and the Avengers never formed. Find out what happens, along with me, when I review this week’s episode of “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” – “Planet Doom,” after the jump.
Last week’s episode was all about friends and their secrets. Dracula saved Renfield from the clutches of Browning’s torturers and he danced with Mina. But, did that little waltz around the room reveal a secret that can be used against him? Nothing gets past Ninja Jayne. Suspicions are growing; no one ever sees Grayson during the day. Will Van Helsing perfect the serum that will enable our little stud bunny to walk in the sun? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
Thor is a twit.
He’s boastful, arrogant, temperamental, and downright stupid. His half-brother, Loki, got the advantage on him more times than not, and Thor’s ususal response was to hit him with a hammer or come crying back (well, ok, screaming and yelling – that’s more manly, after all) to the Allfather, Odin. I can’t blame Loki for playing games with the Asgardian; he kept falling for them. He was quite possibly the easiest Mark in Norse myth, and for the trickster Loki, a source of endless entertainment.
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The Hulk crash lands from space with amnesia and a message of doom. The Avengers must help the bruised and confused Hulk piece together his previous day to find out how to prepare for this threat to Earth. Wait a second, isn’t this the plot to Dude, Where’s My Car?? Check me after the jump for my thoughts on “Hulk’s Day Out.”
Sooo… did you see Thor The Dark World yet? If not, get a quick primer from JP Fallavollita’s review here on Biff Bam Pop!. You may need it because this week’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is sort of a sequel to it. What all the fanboys and fangirls have been clamoring for, a more direct connection to the Marvel movies, is finally here. Maybe. Join me after the jump, for my thoughts on “The Well.”
Earlier this year, when the first trailer to Thor: The Dark World was released, I found myself surprisingly excited. Here was what looked to be a bit of a throw back film; a bit of a Marvel Studios homage to the those great swashbuckling sword and sorcery movies of the early 1980’s: Conan, The Sword and the Sorcerer, The Beastmaster and Krull. Those were movies that I loved as a kid – and love even more now.
With Thor: The Dark World, it seemed liked the eightification of comic book films was upon us. And in this particular case, I was ok with that. There was no better decade for this kind of genre than the decade that spawned all of those cool movies of my youth, happily spent at the video rental store.
Thor: The Dark World, was more than that, though. It was a movie that combined muscular heroes and dreaded villains with big-budget sets and fantastic special effects with well-known actors, working inside a shared fictional universe, playing well with at least three other important film franchises. A truly twenty-first century aesthetic.
It’s Saturday. Let me tell you more about the movie, Thor: The Dark World after the jump.
In the opening episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” much was made of Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson welcoming his team to Level 7, but now Ward and Fitz are sent on a Level 8 mission where they may be expendable. Who can they trust? Can they trust the management at S.H.I.E.L.D.? Can Coulson and his team save them? Let’s find out together in my recap and review of “The Hub,” after the jump.