It’s always refreshing to enjoy a summer film by Marvel. Last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy remains one of my favorite films by the studios. This year’s summer hit tries to recapture the somewhat tongue-in-cheek mood we saw last year. They more or less acknowledge this within the poster itself. Granted, this film knows what it is and how absurd it sounds. But hey, the New 52 reboot of Aquaman did that self-aware metahumor to excellent effect. All in all, it’s finely balanced with some pretty intense drama and some genuinely fascinating sequences. While I genuinely enjoyed the movie, does it stand up to previous films?
Note: Spoilers Ahead.
Please pardon the lateness, I’ve been really excited to do a review of the Doctor Who season premiere, hence why things are posted a bit later than usual.
Deep Breath Poster by Timelockgraphics.
Back around Christmas 2013, we saw Matt Smith’s incarnation of the Doctor leave as tides of change returned once more. And with it, we saw a new face. At the end of the episode, we got a taste of the “12th Doctor” played by Peter Capaldi. While his “Attack Eyebrows” made a cameo in the special from a month prior to that, we didn’t know much about him. We’ve seen many trailers of the premier as well as teasers for his new wardrobe. (3 + 9 = 12!) But, it wasn’t as satisfying as finally sitting down and watching the count down to the new episode; a new adventure for a new doctor!