Mash-Up #72

Three times a week I randomly generate two dates, hunt down covers from those dates and then mash them together and force the results on you lovely people, while giving a hat-tip to the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis.

Am I right in thinking Rebirth wiped out the Superman/Wonder Woman romance and that it never happened, now? No real surprise, I guess, especially as they wanted to bring in Superman and Lois’s son Jon.

And hey look – new logo!

Hellboy Review

Spoiler free post here – unless you count the fact that the movie stinks as a spoiler.

If you’ve read THE WILD HUNT then you know much of what to expect in this latest Hellboy film. And if you enjoyed THE WILD HUNT, you will likely be disappointed by this film.

Credit where it’s due, David Harbour looks the part but then most people would under that amount of make-up. Ian McShane looks mostly bored throughout and the rest of the cast are forgettable, there to deliver a handful of lines peppered with F-words that are supposed to make you laugh, but fail throughout. The first trailer was criticised for focusing on the humour – I only wish that had carried over into the film.

It’s a mess: bogged down with exposition, moving from one CGI-heavy fight scene to another, with a tired, old seen-it-all-before ending where the protagonist is brought back from the brink by a timely pep talk.

It would be easy to blame director Neil Marshall – and Cthulhu knows I blame him for The Descent and Doomsday . . . Dog Soldiers was great but after that, it’s all been downhill – but nothing really works here. It’s just a mess of disappointing scenes bundled together.

The first Hellboy was great and even though Hellboy II: The Golden Army wasn’t brilliant, it was still much, much better than this offering.

You get two strong right hands, Hellboy, but only just.

Mash-Up #71

Three times a week I randomly generate two dates, hunt down covers from those dates and then mash them together and force the results on you lovely people, while giving a hat-tip to the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis.

Here’s a random thought for you, following this Mash-Up – who would win in Wonder Woman vs Darth Vader?

Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Okay, sure, the first Episode IX trailer looked good and all, but the thing that had me most excited in the Star Wars universe this weekend just gone? News of The Madlaorian TV series:

The first live-action Star Wars television series takes place five years after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order and follows a lone gun-fighter in the Boba/Jango Fett mold … It also looks to be leaning heavily into the franchise’s Western and Samurai film roots.

That in itself is enough to make me happy, but then they go and throw in a couple of pictures including one which, when a high res copy is available, will instantly be my wallpaper:

I have no idea how we in the UK will access the new Disney+ service but I’ll be trying to find out for this if nothing else.