So it weirdly seems fitting that this is how Deadpool would pop up in the MCU. Not a huge cameo, not a reality bending movie, but a reaction trailer to a Ryan Reynolds movie. Granted, Free Guy looks great but honestly Deadpool and Korg are a fun duo and I hope to see them together again. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
It’s the end of an era and this is the final Fox X-Men film before handing the keys to Disney and the MCU. We’ve had greats and pitfalls, but whether your opinions on it all, it’s been a huge part of a lot of nerds lives- my own included. It’s a shame this ended with a wet fart.
About a decade has passed since X-Men: Apocalypse and the X-Men are beloved icons of mutant acceptance; Charles Xavier, now a face of generation and inspiration to millions, is finally seeing his dream come true. The X-Men are heroes working with the US government and Magneto started a peaceful mutant colony. On a space mission, the crew encounter a space storm that threatens the space shuttle; Jean Grey sacrifices herself to contain it. While she seems unscathed, her powers are growing and she’s losing control. Can the X-Men stop their old friend before she’s fully engulfed by the Phoenix.
So we’ve seen this story in X Men: The Last Stand ; in fact the director wrote that movie. In some ways he did it better, in others much worse. First, I’m going to say I love how this movie portrays Prof X and McAvoy steals the show; a lot of the story covers the sins of Xavier and shows him in a darker but honest light as a character no movie really has. Sophie Turner is better this time around and I like her arc as Phoenix better than the last one we got but she’s just not enough of a standout to carry the movie. The biggest atrocity this movie has is the editing; the movie feels clumsy and feels like its tapped together with how choppy the transitions are. Most of the acting is just bland except for a few moments here and there and the what little action their is pretty bland too. In the end, while not a absolute travesty, it a really lame finale to the X-Men saga you can skip. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
On the run after being declared a fugitive after Civil War, Natasha Romanoff is used to lonely undercover gigs and being on the run. She’s also used to losing family. When attacked by a skull-masked assailant known as the Taskmaster, Natasha is faced with a terrible fact that the Russian organization that created her and countless Widows is still at large and it’s up to her and her old spy family to bring down the “Red Room” once and for all while being hunted by a enemy that not only as adapted to Natasha’s fighting skills but the other Avengers as well.
Ok, I’m not going to bullshit anyone here, I hated this movie. Not every MCU movie was a gem but at least had redeeming features and was entertaining to various degrees; I was not entertained by this movie. The plot is a bad recycling of Captain America: Winter Soldier with none of the epic fights, drama, or characters that movie had. The fights are few and far between and are so over the top, I couldn’t get invested; knowing Widow was going to survive this movie sure as hell didn’t help the tensionless action either. Taskmaster, a badass menace in the comics, is a boring droid pretending to be Winter Soldier that’s story is both predictable and uneventful. The comedy is forced and cringe, often added to some really serious moments which multiplies the cringe. The pacing is awful and this movie dragged. I will say the main cast tried their asses off but drowned under the shit script and honestly Black Widow deserved a way better movie than this. In the end, I don’t recommend this movie and I hope this was just a fluke because if this is the trend, the MCU is toast. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
Oh dear…another Marvel cash grab. While I didn’t have much faith in the Avengers game, Guardians isn’t really filling me with much faith either. I got serious Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale series flashbacks here and the gameplay we got to see didn’t wow me what so ever. Hopefully I can be wrong, but time will tell. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
I sighed through my way through this. I always found the Eternals a fascinating part of Marvel lore but they are definitely some of the weirdest parts. Did they need a movie? Not really and to add insult to injury, the trailer tells you how their existence poops on the MCU a little bit. Like most I’ll watch it but I’m not looking forward it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
Here it is, the debut of Carnage, a fan favorite gritty psychopath and nemesis of Venom. First of all, again, actual Venom and especially Carnage look great. Everything else looks lackluster. I’m hoping for the best and I know Hardy will give his all but will it be enough? May the gaming gods bring you glory.
So besides Eternals and the host of sequels in the MCU for phase 4, Shang Chi is a interesting addition I admit I don’t know much about. I know the movie will feature the true Mandarin, set up from Iron Man 3 as well as being hinted at in the subtitle. The movie looks pretty interesting and the fight scenes look pretty cool. I’m curious to see what’s to come. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
As a Alien fanboy, I bet you want me to be excited for this new game in the Aliens universe. Truth be told, I’m not. I wanted another horror game, not another action shooter. The graphics look fine but I’m not really impressed at the look of the Aliens. Maybe it will be good and slay those awful memories of that game we don’t speak of, but I’m not holding my breath. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
Well, I guess it really ends an era of Dark Horse’s Aliens comics. How do I feel about the Alien debut in the Marvel Universe? Eh. The art looks nice but will we get the gritty, lore filled stories we deserve or simply just cash grabs? Time will tell. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
Norrin Radd, the Silver Surfer, has both been a beacon of hope throughout the cosmos with his incredible powers but also a signal of terror under his former master, the all powerful Galactus. Separated from the Guardians of the Galaxy after a battle with Thanos, lost in a black hole, Norrin finds a another massive threat: Knull, the King in black. Strained, using a dangerous amount of power he manages to escape Knull’s grasp, but not without getting wound. His shell damaging, blackening, and his power bleeding he is guided to safety by a young Ego, the living planet, who is dying from a cancerous asteroid. Norrin discovers his greatest fear inside of Ego, but it may be the only key to stopping Knull and defeating the darkness.
I love the crazy cosmic side of Marvel: Guardians, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, and now Surfer. I really enjoyed this book more than most Marvel stories in a long time and that’s a huge compliment. There are a lot of cool fights and Norrin is a sympathetic hero fighting to redeem himself at any cost. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous, I love the psychedelic nature and coloring. The only issue I have is the action can be hard to follow and if you aren’t up to speed with the King in Black you may find parts of the story tough to follow. I honestly want to know more and read more into the character and his adventures; I highly recommend for a different Marvel reading experience. May the gaming gods bring you glory.