Reader Mailbag 3/31/2016

Posted: March 31, 2016 by Micah in Randomnicity
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Hey guys, so full disclosure: there is sickness in the camp. And by camp I mean… me. Which in retrospect was a real weird way to put that. Anyway, as a result of said sickness I’m pushing back my big: “Batman V Superman: Oh My Goodness So My Opinions” review and just answer some of your questions before crawling back into my sad sickness hole.

Micah, have you watched Daredevil Season 2? What did you think of it? – David

I actually have, David! And honestly I thought it was pretty great! I wasn’t a huge fan of Daredevil Season 1, I mean, it was fine. It was better than it could have been, I guess. It was clearly about 4 episodes too long and Foggy constantly whining about how these things that were happening weren’t entirely convenient for him was a MASSIVE annoyance, but it was fine. I thought Season 2 was WAY better paced (though it still did drag in the middle) and I thought the Punisher was fantastic, definitely the best part of the series. There was less whiny Foggy, less giant baby villain (Fisk) and on the whole just a tighter series. I think I still liked Jessica Jones better but Jessica Jones had David Tennant so… yeah.

I’m interested to see where it goes and where this whole (for lack of a better term) Netflix-verse will go. I mean I don’t expect Luke Cage to shake things up as much as this season did (Jessica Jones also didn’t really change much about the world) but I expect Iron Fist and Daredevil Season 3 (cause there definitely will be one) to go very heavy on the super natural/magic corners of the Marvel universe, helped no doubt by Dr. Strange’s movie this November. Just gonna  be interesting to see how introducing magic into a series like this will change it.

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Probably the best part of season 2. Not counting the blessed lack of Foggy’s “cry face.”

Are you gonna review Batman V Superman? – Kathy

Yes I will Kathy. I just said that up there.

Why aren’t you excited for Jungle Book, Micah?? Whatever happened to you? – Kyle

I don’t know Kyle. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just getting crankier in my old age. The trailers just make this look like the exact same Jungle Book movie as before just with live action and a new voice cast. An awesome voice cast to be sure, but the old one also had a great voice cast. Once again, I’m not saying this is a bad idea, or that I hate this movie or anything. I’m just not super excited about it, I might see it, I might not. If you’ve got kids, take your kids, I’m sure they’ll enjoy it. I’ve been on this ride before though.

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That snake seems to have taken ALL the steroids.

You’ve talked about Supergirl a couple times, what do you think of the series now?  – Eliza

An interesting question Eliza. First off: I really like Supergirl. It’s by no means my favorite show, but it’s really good in a semi kind of retro way. Which leads us to the larger point, the big Supergirl/Flash crossover that happened last week which I really liked!! It was fun. Kind of (not to tip my hand too much for my forthcoming review) the exact opposite of Batman V Superman. One of the great things about Supergirl is that it really is a very retro super hero show. It’s hopeful and fun and talks a lot about family and love and all that kids comic book stuff. This stops it from being really highly regarded or as great and moving as some other shows to be sure, but it doesn’t want to be those shows. It’s a good solid show, where fun, likable characters live in a hopeful world where right can triumph over evil. And that’s great. Batman V Superman was largely a story of grim, unlikeable jerks who sat around staring at each other and moping about how terrible it is to have super powers or whatever they were going on about.

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It even had a cool, old school poster!!

I’m not saying Supergirl is the best show on TV by any means; it’s not even my favorite super hero show, but it is refreshing just to see a show bring things back to a lighter, more happy feel when everyone else seems to be going the opposite way.

Well that’ll about do it for me guys. I’m gonna hobble back into the Cove of Sickitude. I’ll see you on the flip side!!

As usual you can write in the comments or email thoughtswemighthavehad@gmail.com, to have your questions put in the mailbag.

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Comments
  1. Laura says:

    I’ve read a lot of Batman vs Superman reviews, but I can’t wait to hear your highly regarded opinion. Get better soon to grace us with your thoughts you absolutely did have!

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