Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 282 – Barbarious, The Smasher, Frag Count, And Quickie On …

Criminal And Crimefighter

Conversations 282 – Barbarious, The

Smasher, Frag Count, And Quickie

On Reasons To Celebrate

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YOU CAN’T MAKE AN OKAY MOVIE

ALONE: “JUSTICE LEAGUE” REVIEW

I’ll just go to the end first on this. It’s a B. A B with an asterisk. See when I went to see “Wonder Woman” the reviews were REALLY good. Suspiciously good, but I figured the movie had to be at least pretty good. It wasn’t and isn’t and it made me pretty mad. If I’m going to see a mediocre movie I don’t want to expect something good and be disappointed. For “Justice League” even with it bad reviews I wanted to make sure this didn’t happen again. So I made sure I went in expecting absolutely nothing. I watched some “Batman V Superman” to set my expectations as low as possible beforehand and then I went to see “Justice League”.

Throughout the movie I had to stop myself from thinking about how easily it could’ve been MUCH better and had not think about “The Avengers” at all. “Justice League” isn’t particularly great in any way, but at least it wasn’t boring, dull, and colorless like the other “DCEU” films. Though he looks stupid and is nothing like any version of “The Flash” he was far less annoying than I thought he was gonna be. He was actually okay. “Superman” was actually in it more than I thought he would be. I literally thought he wasn’t going to show up until the very end. The scenes that were obviously written by Joss Whedon really help to turn this group of heroes into an actual team. The side characters don’t hog up too time (although Martha Kent didn’t need to be in it and Lois could’ve been in it far less). The villain is weak, but I expected him to be weaker.

That’s the nice part…. Problem is, this is the goddamn “Justice League”. This should’ve been mind-blowingly great. I mean this should’ve been “The Avengers” on steroids. This is potentially a much more powerful team. These are the OG’s man! Well, besides the “Justice Society”, but still. This is what we have though and this is the best the “DCEU” has to offer.

For some quick comparisons

  • “GotG Vol. 2 – WAY better than “Justice League”. Still comic book movie of the year
  • “Thor: Ragnarok” – Better that “Justice League”
  • “Spider-man: Homecoming” – About even. “Justice League” has more action, but “Spider-man” has a better villain, is overall written better, and has “Iron Man”
  • “Wonder Woman” is worse. WAY more boring. WAY more “Writing 101” problems

Tomorrow, we finally meet The Underwater Monarch in these comics. He’s joined by Freedom Female and Frag Count as they discuss a possible “Rotten Tomatos” conspiracy.

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 281 – “ZMT Live” With Levi Harvell, Freedom Female, And The Smasher On …

Criminal And Crimefighter

Conversations 281 – “ZMT Live” With Levi

Harvell, Freedom Female, And The

Smasher On “Monsters

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And that wrap up this week of making fun of “TMZ”. Moving on, this week’s episode of “The Flash” was particularly terrible. “Barry” teaching anyone to be a hero is pretty hilarious after the opening credits thing for “The Flash” points out he created the villains this season YET AGAIN! There’s a really ham-fisted lesson about protecting people and stuff. Also we meet a bunch a terrible annoying versions of “Wells”. Oh and we see the main villain of this season is… A guy in a wheelchair… Just like in season one. Congrats “Flash” you back to the bottom of “CW” “DCComics” show.

Also after some type of embargo or something the early reviews of “Justice League” are out… It’s not pretty. Mixed at best, and even the good reviews aren’t very good. CBR.com has an article with snippets of a bunch of them and that’s what read. You can check it out here https://www.cbr.com/justice-league-movie-review-roundup/ . I no hope it would be anything beyond okay, but we’ll see. I’ll see it Saturday and write about it here.

That’s it for this week! Check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” on Tuesdays-Thursdays. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 279 – “ZMT Live” With Levi Harvell & Special-Girl On…

Criminal And Crimefighter

Conversations 279 – “ZMT Live” With Levi

Harvell & Special-Girl On Bararious’

Legal Probelms

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I explained before the great shame that I watch “TMZ Live” and this whole “TMZ” parody thing “ZMT” is part of something I’ve been working on for a while, but I kept getting sidetracked. I finally felt like I wanted to introduce the idea. So here we are. “Levi Harvell” is based on the head guy at “TMZ”, Harvey Levin… He’s a real piece of work. A VERY strange guy.

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I said it before, but it bares repeating “TMZ” is terrible all the way around. They may be second only to “Fox News” in spreading fake information. When it’s harmless gossip it’s one thing, but they definitely steer people into what to think.

Sometime I must admit there are moments that are pretty funny. Special when people on the show my Harvey look stupid. Also they read their hate mail and that’s pretty great.

Tomorrow Levi returns with Freedom Female and Admiral Star to talk about “emotional distress” that Barbarious caused Admiral Star. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 278 – Freedom Female, Murdildahorn, & Badassia On …

Criminal And Crimefighter

Conversations 278 – Freedom Female,

Murdildahorn, & Badassia

On “Warrior Women”

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One thing that I don’t think gets explored enough is the idea that “Wonder Woman” is a princess on top of being a demi-Goddess. She wasn’t just a normal woman on “Themyscira”. Its seems like even if they wouldn’t admit it the other women on “Themyscira” would hate her. Just food for thought

Speaking of people who potentially has no friends let’s talk about this week’s episode of “The Flash”. Um.. Does “Iris” have no friends? In this week’s episode she has a bachelorette party with:

  • “Caitlyn” – a “work” acquaintance. This is even pointed out in the episode
  • “Felicity” from “Arrow” – someone she should barely even know, but at best an even lesser work acquaintance
  • And the chick her dad knocked up

Seriously?! No friends from the newspaper she worked at? No school buddies? Some she met at the gym? Nothing?! That is weird… Oh also “Flash” trying act drunk was painful. Sorry the guy can play regular “Barry/ The Flash” and that’s it.

That’s it for this week. Check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” on Tuesdays-Thursdays. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 277 – Barbarious, Freedom Female, & The Smasher On …

Criminal And Crimefighter

Conversations 277 – Barbarious,

Freedom Female, & The Smasher

On “Court Crushing”

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We finally have the first appearance of my version of “Thor”, Barbarious in these comics. Even though I could just use the Norse Gods I decided not to. I feel it’s been done too many times. So I made up my own set of Gods called the Cold Gods. Expect to see more of them and learn more about them over time.

Alright, let’s do like “Mon-El” and get into “Supergirl”.

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I’m not even going to lie I barely paid attention to this week’s episode. There was something about just curing lead poisoning that doesn’t seem to make sense, but maybe it works. One thing in general I’ve noticed is this show seems to have gotten more emotional… It’s really becoming a “girl’s show”. Not in the sense that the main character is a girl, but’s more about emotions than fighting villains. “Buffy” obviously had a female lead, but I feel it rarely if ever became a “girl’s show”. There’s nothing wrong with that, just saying. Anyways “Supergirl” ain’t great either way so whatever

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Tomorrow Murdilahorn and Freedom Female return with Badassia to talk about “warrior women”. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 276 – Special-Girl, Admiral Star, & Murdildahorn On …

Criminal And Crimefighter

Conversations 276 – Special-Girl,

Admiral Star, & Murdildahorn On

“Old Timey Talk”

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Here we’re introduced to Murdildahorn who’s basically my version of “Valkyrie”. Since “Valkyrie” is the movie let’s talk about “Thor: Ragnarok” which came out this weekend. I saw it on Saturdaty and it’s pretty good. I’d give it a B+. A lot is being said about it so let’s go through some of that

  • Is it the best “Marvel” movie?

No. “Avengers” 1 is probably unbeatable at this point. I’ve said this before, but at this point it looks like we’re at the “pretty good” phase with “Marvel”. I doubt we’ll get anything as bad the firt 2 “Thor” movie, but I doubt we’ll get anything as good as “Avengers 1”, “Captain America 2”, or “GotG 1”. “Infinity War” is the only chance and it will almost certainly be bogged down in too many characters to be truly great

  • Is it too “jokey”?

Usually this is a real bullshit thing thrown at “Marvel” movies, but this case yes the movie is too “jokey”. The jokes-to-drama ratio is not as well balanced as it in movies like “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2”. The best example of this is one scene where a character is introduced and they almost immediately fall off their ship. It’s not funny enough to make up for how much it undercuts the character

  • Is it the best comic book movie this year so far?

No. “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” is still by far the best comic book movie this year. It is considerably better than “Wonder Woman” and a bit better than “Spiderman: Homecoming”.

Tomorrow we meet Barbarious (my version “Thor”) along with Freedom Female, and The Smasher as they get into critiquing and legal stuff. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 275 – Special-Girl, Freedom Female, & Quickie On “Issues”

Criminal And Crimefighter

Conversations 275 – Special-Girl,

Freedom Female, & Quickie

On “Issues”

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So if you didn’t read my side project for Inktober, Drawtober, and Drawlloween “An October Surprise: A Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations Gaiden” (I’m not upset about it really. *Cries*) here’s a very basic recap:

  • Red Witch went insane and all of humanity
  • Admiral Star lead a team to stop her and ending up resetting everything
  • People only have a hazy idea of what happened

This comic basically is the beginning of the fallout of these events.

Alright, let’s talk some “Flash”. So this week “Cisco” met “Gypsy’s” dad “”Machette” with superpowers”. And we met “The Elongated Man”. Don’t know a lot about “The Elongated Man” from the comics, but this version seem to veer far from the source material. Some of the effect for him were particularly poor too. Also “The Flash” seriously suggest locking him up even though he hadn’t done anything basically because he thought he was dick.  There’s also this whole thing about “Gypsy’s” name being a secret and it ends of being “Cynthia”. Really? All that build up for that?! Weak sauce.

That’s it for this week. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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