What Does Last Jedi Tell Us about Episode IX?

Despite all the controversy and differing reviews regarding The Last Jedi, I liked the movie and thought it gave some great insight into where the franchise is going. I like some of the changes; I'm not as fond of others. Fair warning, there will be a lot of spoilers in this post, so if you … Continue reading What Does Last Jedi Tell Us about Episode IX?

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Kirk or Picard?

I was listening to some Weird Al recently and heard the song "White and Nerdy." One of the lines in the song is "The only question I ever thought was hard was do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?" It got me thinking about the classic Star Trek debate. My thought is that … Continue reading Kirk or Picard?

Strengths and Weaknesses in the DCEU and MCU

A while ago, I wrote a post comparing the DCEU approach to the MCU. I focused a lot on suspension of disbelief, and how Marvel's light hearted tone allowed for a greater level of forgiveness than DC's darker approach. Now, after each franchise has released a few more movies, I've decided to go back and … Continue reading Strengths and Weaknesses in the DCEU and MCU

Will Video Game Movies Ever Surge Like Comic Book Movies Did?

I read an article a while ago (sorry, I can't find the link) that discussed video game movies and why none of them live up to expectations. That got me thinking about the difference between video game movies and comic book movies. Both comics and video games started as "nerd" activities, but playing video games … Continue reading Will Video Game Movies Ever Surge Like Comic Book Movies Did?