I actually saw “Man of Steel” back in August and meant to review it long before now. The fact that I am finally getting to it in December probably doesn’t bode well for my opinion of the film, but in all fairness it just came out on Blu-Ray a few weeks ago so there is still a shred of timely significance here. By now, you have seen the film and decided for yourself if it was worth your time, and if you haven’t then look at this review as a way to convince you to pick it up at Redbox or be a really cheap bastard and just find it online. I won’t fault you either way as long as you give it a chance.
And you should give it a chance. As the title suggests, “Man of Steel” most certainly didn’t suck (setting the bar high, I know), but it also never quite reached the heights that I hoped it would. That’s saying something too, because Superman spends a lot of time flying to and from space in this movie. More lame jokes along with the rest of my review can be found after the jump.
Welcome back to our Walking Dead Death Rankings! It was a strange week in the zombie apocalypse, as the only character on our list who was even in this episode was The Governor. What followed was an attempt to humanize the man who slaughtered his own people and his best friend last season, and I don’t think I’m alone in saying that it came completely out of left field.
As for our rankings, things are going to be a bit different this week. Seeing as Rick’s group was nowhere to be found, we don’t think it makes a whole lot of sense to rank those characters again and will simply stick with our post from last week. This will be a separate set of rankings, where several new characters will make their debut on our list as we discuss at length The Governor’s attempt at redemption. It may be unorthodox, but we just take what the show gives us and lately it hasn’t been giving us much.
Welcome back to our Walking Dead Death Rankings! Last week was set-up for numerous deaths and we were expecting plenty of blood. As is the norm with The Walking Dead, we were disappointed. Only poor Dr. S perished (Spoilers! Oh, too late? Sorry I’m new at this). Dr. S’ death means that Kevin scored 14 points while Jesse scored 13.
Now that the Pig Flu is over it seems like the group will be pretty safe for a few weeks. Also The Governor has returned! I look forward to his inevitable stare-down-to-the-death with Rick. Here are this week’s rankings.
Yep, for the first time, Kevin and I are both reviewing a certain movie. Yeah sure, it’s a little redundant, big whoop, wanna fight about it?
“Thor: The Dark World” marks the return of everyone’s favorite hammer-wielding Asgardian, and I think it’s safe to say that Thor is back in a big way in this film. Some time after the end of “The Avengers,” our title character is attempting to restore peace to the Nine Realms, while Jane Foster stumbles upon the Aether, an ancient evil that the Dark Elves used to try and control the universe a really, really long time ago. The God of Thunder becomes concerned and takes Jane to Asgard, where she sticks out like a sore thumb, punches Loki in the face and puts everyone in grave danger, forcing the estranged brothers to work together to save their home. Quite thrilling, right?
Thor: The Dark World opens up with information overload.
We learn that thousands of years ago a weapon called the Aether was used by beings known as Dark Elves to send the universe into darkness. The Asgardians stop them and the Aether ends up being hidden not to be discovered for thousands of years. Meanwhile Thor has been fighting for peace in the Nine Realms while his lover Jane is stuck dating Roy.
This amount of exposition is pretty exhausting and sets the stage for the downfall of the film.
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So please ignore the fact that we haven’t posted in nearly 2 months. And please ignore that we are starting our Walking Dead coverage 4 episodes into the new season.
With that let’s move into our Walking Deathwatch Rankings. Each week Jesse and I will rank the Walking Dead characters from least likely to die to most likely to die. If a character does perish then we earn points. For instance if Glenn dies this week then Jesse will have ? points and I will have 11 points.
I could literally hear my heart pounding with each passing second. “Coward”, Walt snarls at his former partner, and Jesse is more than happy to retort by spitting in the face of the devil himself. A fight ensues, these two would tear each other apart if they could, but Hank and Steve separate them and force them into different cars. Now it’s time for an exchange between another pair of partners, only it couldn’t be more different; this is one of the utmost respect. Hank, who can’t help himself from grinning, pulls out his phone and calls Marie, and she is beyond relieved that he managed to do the unthinkable. Grantland’s Andy Greenwald already singled out the line that followed as being the real gut-wrencher, and it’s the one that killed me too. “I gotta go, may be awhile before I get home. I love you.”