I saw Logan this weekend, and I was in tears. Not only because we say goodbye to Wolverine, but because it is both a masterpiece and a huge critic to nowadays USA. I went to the cinema knowing that this was the last time I’d see one of my favorite X-men on the big screen. But I also knew I’d welcome a new character: Laura.
If Superhero movies were serious, they would be like Logan. It has action, emotion, and a deep story within. Like an onion, Logan offers us layers of different meanings and great performances. Both Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart deliver the most credible Wolverine and Professor X ever. Plus, adding Laura to the plot has been brilliant!
I didn’t expect to talk about Iron Fist so soon again. Yesterday I saw episode eight, and I was in total awe. I was the only Jackie Chan fan in the room who caught what the scene was all about. [SPOILER ALERT! Heavey spoilers of a scene of this episode!] Danny, Colleen and Claire end up in China to find the head of the Hand. At a certain point, he has to go through a door, but it’s guarded by a drunken Chinese. When I saw the beginning of the scene, I knew where this was going to end: with a fight. Not an ordinary fight, but a fight where the Drunken Master gets more power the more he drinks.
Jackie Chan’s movie, the Drunken Master, is very funny and awesomely performed. I saw it first in Chinese with English subtitles years ago, and I was hooked in Hong Kong movies. Jackie is a drunk who fights kick ass when he has alcohol in his veins.
I’m watching Iron Fist, and despite all the odds, I like it. I’ve been reading all the drama around the series. However, I must say that I don’t fully agree with all what’s been mentioned. Before you decide to kill me, consider the following: representation goes beyond stereotypes. It means that we all have patterns in our head and expectations with each other. Also, take into account that I haven’t finished the entire series and I might change my mind. However, this is what I got for you for the time being. When reading this also remember my personal experience, since it will help you understand why I feel so close to Danny. I lived during eight years in Tokyo, I learned a lot there, came back in Europe, and people saw me as a lunatic. Fortunately I didn’t end into a psychiatric ward, nor had to punch anyone with my fist.
[MILD SPOILERS AHEAD. If you don’t mind the mild spoilers, please be my guest and keep reading this review.]
Have you seen the new Wonder Woman’s new trailer? It points at a great movie coming up! That’s why I’m so happy with it. However, I keep being cautious. Why? Because I didn’t like what DC has done with their movies lately. I haven’t liked any single one of them, to be honest. So, Wonder Woman seems to come as a great relief for me.
It appears that Wonder Woman is a kick-ass Amazon who will help humanity during WWII. My only hope is that DC won’t mess her up since she is one of their pillars. Although I’m a Marvelite, I do like some DC Superheroes. And one of them happens to be Wonder Woman. So, if they mess her up, I won’t be hitting the cinemas for a DC movie ever again! (Yup, I’m that harsh)
Today I want to explore the art of embracing my Dark Side with villain archetypes. We have a tendency to love villains more than heroes. Although we think of ourselves wonderful people, some of us tend to root for the villains. Meanwhile, we talk all about positivity and try to be our best. However, we do have a dark side. How we manage it make us villains or heroes for the people around us.
In ancient times, people used mythology to explore their bright and dark sides. We can believe we’ve forgotten this stage in evolution, but we aren’t that different from our ancestors. The only difference is what archetypes we use. Instead of Hercules, we choose Superman. Our myths are found in pop culture, not in ancient books anymore.
So, when we are having a rough time, and we start thinking about a thousand ways to Hulk-smash someone, instead of thinking about unicorns, we would probably be thinking about Darth Vader and Loki. Let me explain.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! This week we’re going to explore the first issue of Champions, a new comic book from Marvel. It all starts when Ms. Marvel quits the Avengers, fed up with their way of doing things. As she puts it, adults punch a lot but don’t fix anything. As she quits, she calls Nova and Spider-Man to a meeting to talk with them. She proposes to do something as a team, and do things in a different way. And so, they start recruiting some other heroes. They start with the Hulk who is trying to save some miners from a collapsing mine. Unable to do it alone, the arrival of the team proves a great help. And so, he joins them.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! This week the Unbelievable Gwenpool starts fighting the Teuthidans, an alien squid race from outer space. While she hides from these squids, she finally makes it to meet the client. He turns out to be a very ordinary and boring guy. He aims to bring normalcy to the comic book universe. Said in other words, he wants to make of his Universe one that resembles ours. A Universe without Superheroes, Mutants, etc.
Gwenpool has fooled the squids by putting her outfit on a baby pig. It seems that the squids aren’t very smart yet.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! This issue of the Unbelievable Gwenpool is a collection of all her appearances in the Marvel Universe before she got her own title. We can see her with Howard the Duck, and in a Christmas special. In Howard the Duck, she is very crazy. I adventure to say that she is crazier than in her own title. She stole a virus from Black Cat, sold it to Hydra, only to recover it again and save the world. Of course, she is nuts and almost kills Howard in the process.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! This week Gwenpool gets in serious trouble. We left her talking with Spider-Man in his room. And now Gwenpool is trying to help Spider-Man discover who set up a bomb in his school. It turns out; she already knows who that was: a kid who in another Universe killed Miles’ mother. Although Morales doesn’t believe Gwenpool that much, he goes with her to prevent the boy to keep putting bombs elsewhere.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! Today we’ll explore the Unbelievable Gwenpool #5. In this issue, Gwenpool is meeting another Marvel Superhero: Spider-Man, Miles Morales! We left the team answering a client’s call just when Gwenpool had gotten rid of M.O.D.O.K. Because they haven’t decided who is the boss yet, they send Gwenpool to the meeting of the client. Not to be suspicious, they ask her to use regular clothing and the metro. And that’s where she meets Miles Morales.