Friday, July 29, 2016

Just Take My Money Already

Look, I'm not going to bother to link to all the cool trailers that dropped at Comic-Con. If you're reading this, I'm going to assume that you know how to work the internet and can look shit up for yourselves. (Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, Doctor Strange all looked amazing- in addition to, Season 2 of The Expanse- gotta finish Season 1 at some point, and Season 3 of The Flash.)

But let's talk the highlights of the week:

Wonder Woman

Just take my damn money already. There's absolutely nothing that I don't like about this trailer. I love, love, love that it's a period piece- and a World War I period piece no less. I don't really have a lot of knowledge about the source material for Wonder Woman (I know she's an Amazon, I know she comes from Thermiscyra?? I know her name is Diana- that's about it.) but it seems to draw heavily on Greek Mythology, and as a long time lover of Greek mythology, I'm a huge fan of that.

As for Wonder Woman herself, well hell... "What I do is not up to you." If that doesn't make a believer out of you, I don't know what will. Everything about this looks awesome. So, just take my damn money already.

Justice League

This was a nice surprise and might accomplish the feat that detractors of Aquaman might have long considered impossible- make him into a bad ass motherfucker. The opening shots of this trailer, with Batfleck assembling the Justice League and then Aquaman flinging a liquor bottle to one side before vanishing in a wave- it's beautiful.

They seem to have an interesting take on The Flash (Ezra Miller) and I was somewhat dubious about him being cast when I first saw him, but I'm in now.

True confession: I know next to nothing about Cyborg, but okay.

I'm pleasantly surprised by all of this...  it's a clean break with the bwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa and grim dark of the Dark Knight-Batman Begins-Man of Steel arc of films. Yeah, I'd like to see more of this.

I'll say this for this double shot of DC Goodness- it makes me want to delve into that universe a little more. I've been all on the Marvel side of the aisle thus far in my exploration of the genre...  with all these DC movies in the pipeline I might have to do some digging and some reading in the other comics universe to get my knowledge on.

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