Marvel’s fourth Netflix series Iron Fist premiered last Friday to some pretty difficult reviews. Interestingly, most of those reviews had to do with the content of the series, and not with the persistent complaint of the series until this point, the implantation of the “white saviour” trope. Here was Danny Rand, a rich white kid, learning from an Asian culture on how to save the world on their behalf. Kind of rough, right? Well, as it turned out, an Asian actor was almost cast in the part, and he’s talking about why the move on the part of Marvel would have been complex and ultimately more reflective of his own experience as an Asian-American. (more…)
Freddy. Jason. Ash. All classic icons of horror. But many might not know that they were all supposed to come together for the greatest mashup the horror genre has ever seen. That’s right, at one point in time, Freddy v Jason v Ash was going to be a movie. There was a clear favorite to win the fight, but not everyone was in agreement. New Line Cinema had some interesting reasons for wanting a different character to win. (more…)
If there’s a life lesson we can glean from tonight’s very special episode of Supergirl, “Star-Crossed,” it’s a simple one: Whatever you do, don’t lie to your Kryptonian girlfriend. She won’t forgive and she won’t forget. It’s in their/her nature, apparently. Something about how all of that integrity leads to self-righteousness and such. Poor Mon-El (Chris Wood), though. Little did he know that hiding a very minor fact about his background – that he’s the Crown Prince of Daxam, his home planet, presumed lost in the conflagration that destroyed Daxam’s sister planet, Krypton – would lead to the end of his all-too-brief (for him) romance with Kara Zor-El/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). By episode’s end, Mon-El/Kara romance has been broken asunder and no man, woman (Kryptonian or Daxamite) can change it.
Actor Daniel Kaluuya’s star is increasingly rising. While well known in the UK for his roles like Skins, Doctor Who, and many others, he’s slowly becoming a big player here across the pond. With roles in Black Mirror, Kick-Ass 2, and Sicario, he’s becoming a familiar face. Of course, he played the lead in the critically (and commercially) acclaimed horror/suspense movie Get Out, which has made more than $136 million worldwide. His next movie is going to be a big one, as he will be in Marvel’s Phase 3 movie, Black Panther and King T’Challa’s second-in-command, W’Kabi.
Early reviews have been steadily coming in across the internet and it seems that the judgement on the new Power Rangers movie is hit or miss. According to some of the reviews, some of the acting (mostly from the newcomers) is lacking, but if you can move past it, the action and visuals of the Rangers in their suits and zords can make you forget all about the movie’s flaws. But is that the final judgement the movie…no, the Power Rangers deserve? Take a look at a compilation of several reviews and decide for your self.
Marvel’s latest superhero series, Iron Fist, hit Netflix this past Friday. Its response so far has been mixed, to say the least (heck, there hasn’t been this much social media outcrying since Trump took the Whitehouse). It would be fair to say, in the most generalized fashion, that this series is not Marvel’s first dumpster fire but it surely isn’t the best of their Netflix series either. Compelling enough, perhaps not. But the show has its moments, as well as some new break out characters (who else would love to see a Colleen Wing and Misty Night spin-off, eh?) and made even more connections to the Netflix Marvel Universe. At the very least, it made for good background noise.
Whatever chatter is going around the interwebz, good or bad, Iron Fist managed throw in plenty of Easter Eggs for TV and comic fans alike. Emulating Steven Rogers in The Avengers with a good ole’ “I Got That Reference”, made Iron Fist that much more bearable to watch.
Did you catch em’ all, well did you? If you missed em, Here’s some of the best Easter eggs, cameos linked to The Defenders, the MCU, The Avengers and a whole lot more! (more…)
A lot’s been said about the reshoots and re-editing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and last week the director, Gareth Edwards, revealed that despite those many changes, there would be no deleted scenes on the Blu-ray being released in a couple of weeks. So I guess we’ll never know what the “original” version of Rogue One looked like, that is unless someone involved in the early phase wanted to talk about it… Well, screenwriter Gary Whitta is sharing in a new series in Entertainment Weekly that’s all about the development of Rogue One. Spoilers to follow. (more…)
Let’s face it; the most common stereotype in superhero flicks is the damsel in distress. With most superheroes, the conflict between love and their responsibilities as a hero typically sits as the pinnacle of the entire film, and for good reason. After all, who enjoyed watching Gwen Stacy fall to her death in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Still, despite there being a clear pattern in these films, many filmmakers have begun to remove this outdated stereotype and include entirely new images of superheroes. With countless female superheroes finally making their way onto the big screen and plenty of them being different ethnicities, it only makes sense that the modern rendition of The Power Rangers would continue this trend even further. (more…)