Friday, September 29, 2017

Marvel's Inhumans Pilot Episodes (TV Premiere) EXPECTATIONS (Minor SPOILERS from the IMAX Release)

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After a… less-than-impressive IMAX run earlier this month, Marvel’s Inhumans will finally arrive on ABC tonight at 8:00 PM ET, as the first two episodes (the same ones cut for the “movie”) make their small-screen premiere.  After seeing this earlier this month in theaters (or, more likely, not seeing it in theaters!), what are we expecting tonight?

Note that a lot of this will be adapted from my Expectations for the “movie.”  You have been warned.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weekly MCU Review for September 23

Another week, and more MCU news!  Pretty light week, but Thor: Ragnarok’s premiere date is approaching, and Inhumans premieres on ABC this Friday.  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Weekly MCU Review for September 16

Another week, and more MCU news!  Not much going on, but Inhumans debuts on TV in under 2 weeks.  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Friday, September 15, 2017

How I Would Have Made the "Inhumans" Movie BETTER

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As I stated in my previous article about Marvel’s Inhumans and why it’s not worth seeing in theaters when you can see it on ABC in a few weeks on September 29, Inhumans fails to deliver on the IMAX experience.  There are a few nice shots of Hawaii and a couple cool uses of effects, but that’s about it.  Not enough to justify seeing it in theaters.

Of course, it’s not enough for me to leave it there.  No sooner had I started on my “review” when I started wondering what I would have done differently to take advantage of the IMAX experience with regard to Inhumans.  So that’s what I want to do today, is take the Inhumans movie as Marvel TV and showrunner Scott Buck appear to have positioned it, and look at how this IMAX premier could have been done differently (read: “better”).

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Defenders Season 1, Episode 4, "Royal Dragon" REVIEW (SPOILERS)

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This is going to be a really quick review since I have so much more I need to be doing today and I didn’t get a chance to write this before today.

We’ve hit the midway point in The Defenders with episode 4—which seems weird to say, considering that every other Marvel Netflix show is 5 episodes longer than this one!  And it’s in this middle episode that we really get a chance to see all of the cool character interactions we have been looking forward to in this series.  Episode 3 ended with the four main heroes teaming up to take out a small army of Hand ninjas; Episode 4 is the follow-up as they get to know each other and figure out their next moves.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Weekly MCU Review for September 9

Another week, and more MCU news!  Still not all that much news to report since Inhumans will not begin on ABC for another few weeks and we still have a couple months until Thor: Ragnarok.  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Defenders Season 1, Episode 3, "Worst Behavior" REVIEW (SPOILERS)

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Three episodes in, and The Defenders is finally starting to bring together the super-team and ramp up the plot.  This is when all of the heroes finally meet and team up to fight against the villains—and it’s also when the villains of the season start to get fleshed out.

Monday, September 4, 2017

An Open Letter to the Powers Behind Marvel's Inhumans

Note:  When I published my “review” of Marvel’s Inhumans, I fully intended my next article on the movie to be a proposal for a better way they could have done it.  However, after I finished writing that article it occurred to me that with the projected box office for Inhumans plummeting like a rock since Friday, Marvel, ABC, and IMAX are probably (justifiably so) concerned about the future of Inhumans as a TV series.  So I decided to put the other article on hold in favor of this open letter to Marvel, ABC, and IMAX.

Note 2:  There will be a couple of minor spoilers for the movie/pilot, but nothing major.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Weekly MCU Review for September 2

Another week, and more MCU news!  Not much going on this week, though Marvel’s Inhumans is in theaters for the next couple weeks (read my “review” before running out to see it).  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Marvel's Inhumans IMAX "Movie"—Is It Worth Seeing It in Theaters?

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I don’t really want to spend a lot of time on this mini-review, so I’m just going to cut to the chase.  I just finished watching Marvel’s Inhumans in our “local” IMAX theater.  This was a time commitment of around two-and-a-half hours because this “local” theater is 30 minutes away and Inhumans is 75 minutes long (plus previews).  Further, an IMAX ticket at this theater costs just under $14.  So in other words I spent an hour in the car and $14 dollars to watch something which I can see (with 9 minutes of additional footage) for free 4 weeks from today (Marvel’s Inhumans debuts on ABC on Friday, September 29).

This is my basis for answering the following question:  Is it worth it for you to go see Inhumans in theaters these next 2 weeks?

In a word?  No.  It’s not worth it.