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Monday, 29 May 2017 17:46
Injustice: Gods Among Us was only just the beginning. NetherRealm, the same video game studio that develops the Mortal Kombat series has yet another blockbuster Fighter franchise on their hands. Injustice delves into an alternate DC Universe where Earth’s greatest hero, Superman, becomes the type of tyrannical villain he was once sworn to oppose after he executes The Joker. The snowball effect of that event creates a world where our heroes and villains are drastically changed and the status quo of the DC Universe is flipped upside down. The first game’s story mode had the heroes of a more familiar Earth come to help Batman’s rebels battle Superman’s regime, but this new installment shows us the aftermath of that story. A new threat emerges as Brainiac (who is responsible for the destruction of Krypton in this reality) attacks Earth’s cities and enlists the world’s vilest menaces to aide him. Read more...
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Friday, 11 November 2016 14:55
Welcome back to the weekly episodic breakdown of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on ENR. Last week the entire perspective on this show changed and the DCTVU is never going to look the same. This week the team travels to 1987, visits their younger selves and learns in detail about the tides of change and how it applies to our time travel heroes…er legends. Read more...
Published in Movies & TV
Friday, 04 November 2016 17:11
With episode 4 of Legends of Tomorrow the stride has finally been hit Though for this viewer it was more a sudden understanding of what the CW was trying to accomplish that chaged my perspective of the show dramatically. If you have read my reviews of the first three episodes you know I have been both critical and praising of the show but this episode changes everything. And by changes I mean the name of the game. Read more...
Published in Movies & TV
Sunday, 30 October 2016 14:41
To make a show primarily focused on time travel is a difficult thing when you rely on the headiness of the plot to anchor the viewer rather than the emotional bonds of less intricately plotted shows. One of the easiest ways to do this however involves making the time periods relevant and interesting enough to tell more self-contained stories within the larger. But with Legends, as we have discussed, there is a serious piece missing from the series, even more than last season’s freshman run. You see, the best parts of the CW superhero lineup on the other nights of the week is the deep thematic approach that is not taken here and those themes tend to make us emotionally connected to them. Read more...
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 17:42
Barreling into the darkness at a rapid pace is never wholly comfortable, even if you are just a witness to it. With each installment of season 4 the creative team at Arrow seems to be doubling down on Ollie’s commitment to the light and with each installment the narrative demands that life kick mud all over the team – what is left of it.  We have explored in detail the thematic balancing act the show has maintained between the scripted and intentional narrative and the implications that serve as undertones for the thematic heart of the show. Read more...
Published in Movies & TV
Thursday, 25 February 2016 18:10
For three seasons Arrow was a very dark vigilante crime drama full of bleak Nihilism and little hope. But for 14 episodes, Oliver’s commitment to the light and hope of a hero has yielded new and fantastic results for his new life. But in his failures, since the dawn of the show’s first season, comes his hardest lessons. Now his earliest flaw of keeping secrets could change everything for the season’s direction as episode 15 “Taken” resets the Arrow Template that has been used to build so many successful shows since. Read more...
Published in Movies & TV
Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:16
Nathan5Nathan Fillion is Nova!!! Wait...wait. The director, James Gunn, just tweeted. He’s not. Wait! Wait! He’s in a cameo! WE’LL TAKE IT! This has been the emotional roller coaster that we geeks have been going through in the last 48 hours. Finally, it had seemed that our darling Firefly/Serenity/Castle star had finally joined the Marvel family, and then...it was all taken from us. And now, there’s a glimmer of hope. Nate may not be Richard Rider, but he will be SOMEONE, and you’re not going to give him a meaningless role. Heck, even Gary Shandling’s tiny role as Senator Stern has become memorable and spawned an internet sensation (see Captain America: Winter Soldier AND like, the internet). Read more...
Published in Movies & TV
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 16:06
Marvel-vs-dc-girlsFor the few years there has been speculation on who would play what hero on the big screen when the movie gets made. When Iron Man was announced there was a fever pitch played out in detail on the web by us geeks. The same thing occurred with the Bat films, Man of Steel caused an internet riot and Superman/ Batman has folks writing the President of the United States to get him to weigh in on their side. I think it is all good fun and have been known to pass on the funnier things I see to my compadres here at ENR. Read more...
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