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  1. Bastard of Boston

    Elseworlds -- Arrowverse crossover

    I'm hoping the fact that they're teasing it so far in advance means that they're taking a movie-like approach. Meaning, this won't be a quick/rushed shoot. I hope it means they're writing the script now and lining up an extensive list of characters they plan to use, including ironing out cameos by famous DC TV shows of yesteryear.
  2. Okay, believe the hype. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is something special. I think it'll do for comic book films what Deadpool did -- absolutely propel them forward. The movie doesn't break the fourth wall like Deadpool, but there was something really meta about it. It was the way it engaged the comic book medium. This was a cartoon, but it felt almost like a moving comic. That's the best way to describe it. The way it used narration boxes, the different styles of animation all happening at once -- it was a visual masterpiece. A literal comic book movie, which engaged comic books like no other movie could before it. The story itself was a ton of fun. I loved the way it didn't hold your hand. It just assumes everyone knows who these characters are, no matter how obscure/strange. Yeah, there was the dossier-type origin breakdowns, but they made them all entertaining via the visuals -- the exposition didn't matter. Can't wait to see more films based in this universe!
  3. Bastard of Boston

    Elseworlds -- Arrowverse crossover

    It's the weird film vs. television schism. For whatever reason, WB is content to half-ass television content as they continue to try and make their films work. I'm not sure what they think they're accomplishing. All of these "We're going to give you the thing you want, just not really" tactics are becoming tedious. That Crisis tease for next year was pretty freaking great. My expectations are through the roof. I want to see Lynda Carter Wonder Woman...the characters from that horrible Birds of Prey show from the early 00s...definitely Tom Welling or Rosenbaum from Smallville...damn it, throw in some movie characters of yesteryear, like Chris O'Donnell as Robin or Alicia Silverstone's Batgirl. I want it all.
  4. Bastard of Boston

    Elseworlds -- Arrowverse crossover

    The main thing I take away from this crossover is how badly I want a Superman show. Hoechlin does such a fantastic job in tonight's part three. It made me mildly annoyed at the device they used at the conclusion of the episode to explain away his impending absence. All due respect to Melissa Benoist, who is an amazing Supergirl, but there will always be a part of me that resents Supergirl for making a Superman show more complicated. Though, Superman in space is a great premise to set it apart from Supergirl. Hell, DC should just get over the movie issue and give us a World's Finest show starring both Superman AND Batman. So...did Ollie just sacrifice his relationship with Felicity? God, I hope so.
  5. Bastard of Boston

    MCU - X

    The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Scott Derrickson will be back to direct Doctor Strange 2. I'm glad -- I liked the first one, and after his house burned down, he deserved some good news.
  6. Bastard of Boston

    Elseworlds -- Arrowverse crossover

    I find Legends to be unwatchable. Text book example of a show "not meant for me." The irony is this appears to be the show finding its niche. Puppets. Unicorns. Stuff. It's constantly trying to do something more ridiculous than the prior week, and I honestly find it obnoxious. The other shows are all on the same level to me: I find Supergirl to be a little boring. I don't like how they're taking some of the more fantastic elements of the mythos and making them mundane. I love Brainiac. I'm enjoying his role. But I find the constant use of a human guise to be indicative of the show's problem. It feels regular. I don't want this show to feel regular. The Flash does better with showcasing episodes that feel "special." I like the introduction of XS. That said, it tends to just do the same thing season after season, but I guess time travel is the show's mission statement. I'm just tired of Wells being reintroduced, more ridiculous than the last time, and I'm becoming bored with Flash's supporting cast. Arrow is doing intriguing things this season. The show works best when Felicity and Ollie are as far removed from one another as possible. I enjoyed his stint in prison. Green Arrow now working with SCPD publicly opens up new opportunities for the show, and the future flashes are a nice changeup from the flashbacks. I always seem to forget Black Lightning is a part of all this, and I'm not sure whether it's a strength or weakness of the show. Ultimately, I think the show suffers from lack of a compelling big bad. They're heaping all of this on Tobias's shoulders, and I just don't think he's strong enough to warrant all this time as the focal point for the heroes. RE: Part two of the crossover, I was excited to see the Arrowverse's take on Gotham. I also thought they set up a compelling premise for the Batwoman show. You just know Batman is destined to appear on Batwoman at some point.
  7. Bastard of Boston

    Elseworlds -- Arrowverse crossover

    Soooo, where's everyone at with the CW shows these days? Considering the regular conversations about them have ceased, it appears we've taken all we can take. I still tune in week-to-week out of habit and continually ask myself why. Anyway, the yearly crossovers seem to be where the shows finally deliver on their promise of fun over-the-top superhero shenanigans. I should probably just stick to watching these crossover events each year. The season arcs are never anywhere near as satisfying. Elseworlds part one was a ton of fun. My minor complaint is that I have no idea why they didn't go with a "Ollie is Flash and Barry is Green Arrow" premise over the unnecessarily convoluted "Ollie is literally Barry and Barry is literally Ollie" premise they went with. As someone who remembers a time when the TV show Smallville was all we had to watch, I have foggy fond memories of the show. I should probably never go back and rewatch, as I'm sure even the things I remember liking are terrible. That said, the Smallville theme blaring as the crew went to the classic Smallville farm had me absolutely giddy. I enjoy the guy they have playing Superman. Still hoping they find a way to include some of the legit Smallville cast in the crossover somehow. Seeing the Monitor was mind-boggling. Never did I believe there would come a day. So amazing. And we're going to Gotham next. Early glimpses at Batwoman have been promising.
  8. Bastard of Boston

    MCU - X

    Obligatory post-trailer I cannot fucking wait for this movie post. What a week. Marvel is dropping serious heat -- Captain Marvel, Endgame, and Spidey this weekend. I will never tire of this universe.
  9. Bastard of Boston

    MCU - X

    Black Panther secured a Golden Globe nom for Best Picture. Into the Spider-Verse, best Animated.
  10. Bastard of Boston

    MCU - X

    Yeah, loved that dynamic shot of her flying through space, blasting things. If nothing else, I feel like the movie is going to be a spectacle. Really excited for it -- much more than I was after trailer 1.
  11. Bastard of Boston

    MCU - X

    She's back!
  12. Bastard of Boston

    MCU - X

    Shang-Chi being developed as an addition to the cinematic universe. Also, new Captain Marvel trailer drops tonight.
  13. Bastard of Boston

    MCU - X

    To go along with those reports of the Loki and Scarlet Witch shows, Disney is now rumored to be developing a Bucky/Falcon show, per Variety.
  14. Bastard of Boston

    Titans -- a DC Universe Series

    I thought episode two was pretty damn good. I enjoyed it much more than the pilot. Maybe it's mostly because I really enjoyed seeing Hawk and Dove pulled directly from the page. Emphasis on directly. At least with Robin, Hawk, and Dove, it appears there's no apprehension in adapting the ridiculous in juxtaposition with the "gritty real world" setting -- reminds me of Snyder's Watchmen movie in this regard. Apparently, even the street-clothed Titans will eventually get their comic costumes.
  15. Bastard of Boston

    Titans -- a DC Universe Series

    Yeah, I don't blame you. But I'm so jaded by "darkdarkdark," it's become white noise to me. I accept it as a thing which happens, like a creaky floor I just walk over without thinking about anymore. It's so weird to me that DC is going in this direction with a Titans show.
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