Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Heartfelt Apology to Arrow

Greetings,

So a while ago I wrote a review of Arrow. I said a bunch of stuff. The dialogue was crappy, the episodes were mostly interchangeable, but I was sticking around for the action sequences.

I guess I learned that it’s always a bad idea to critique a TV show that you haven’t seen all of (which is why I haven’t said anything about Peter Capaldi, by the way. I need to finish the new Doctor Who season first). The episodes increased in diversity as they went, the plot got more interesting, the comics were brought into it more… I overall regretted that review enough to write this post now.

That said, the dialogue is still crappy, and I’ve decided to just watch The Flash instead due to time, and because it’s a better way to get my DC fix. However, I totally recommend Arrow, and suggest you watch for a while. I promise it gets better.

Over the weekend (unless I forget), I’ll be reviewing The Flash, by the way. I’d do single-episode reviews, but I really only like doing that for longer-running TV shows (like Doctor Who or even Agents of Shield), so I’ll refrain until Season 2 or 3. Thanks!

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My (very thorough) ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Teaser Trailer Breakdown!

The excellent marvelmoviemaniac broke down this trailer. I kind of had to share it.

SUPER MOVIE MANIAC

FIRST SHOT:
The first shot is a great establishing shot. I love the way the camera is titled kinda to symbolise how the world has began to turn ‘upside down’. The city scape is definitely not New York and I don’t think it belongs to anywhere in America for that matter. The orangey/yellow filter hints towards Africa? The warm feel kinda draws me to Africa and seeing as though one of the main settings in the film is Johannesburg then I’m gonna go with that. Ultron’s voice over, “I’m gonna show you something BEAUTIFUL…” This shows Ultrons creepy sadistic nature.

shot 1

NEXT:
We see things blowing up, nothing more than a destructive puff of smoke. What’s more important is the next shot of people running away from it. What exploded exactly? That warm filter is still there so my guess is this part is still in Africa.

shot 2

NEXT:
An angry crowd of…

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