X-Men: Days of Future Past was, for the most part, universally loved. It satisfied a lot of comic book fans, in knowing that the story wasn’t massively butchered or Brett Ratner’d (admit it, you were afraid). It satisfied the moviegoers because it retcon’d out X-Men: The Last Stand (maybe you can gather our opinion on the third movie from the last few statements). It also brought Bryan Singer back in the fold in the director’s chair, which he stepped away from in the last decade and let he-who-will-not-be-mentioned-again and Matthew Vaughn keep the seat warm for the triumphant return.
I’ve mentioned it before, (here in the S.H.I.E.L.D. trailer write-up) but I love when shows embrace social media, especially when they come up with a clever hashtag with which to brand themselves. There are few better than the HBO vampire show, True Blood, with their #WaitingSucks campaign. In addition to having something that is easy for people to spread around twitter, they put out YouTube videos as well.
Sam is the governing body who resides over all Halloween traditions in 2007’s Trick ‘r Treat. He is the physical embodiment of all things Halloween. He’s the trick or treater, the scary story, the full moon, the blowing leaves. Everything that makes Halloween what it is, he is an integral part. He is all that’s evil, all that’s good. His only demand is that you abide by tradition. What ever you do, don’t run out of candy.
After the brilliance of last week, I was completely underwhelmed by what I was served during this most recent of episodes.
Sookie’s faerie powers are getting ridiculous. Now apparently she can read the thoughts of dead people? It’s too much. It’s too weird. And who is this creepy new vampire that killed her parents? The Scarecrow from Batman Begins? Seems like he’d be pretty cool to have on the show as more than just a memory, so let’s hope we meet him for real.
It just wouldn’t be True Blood if we didn’t open with someone’s blood everywhere. This time it’s Roman’s; and his absence creates quite an upheaval at the Authority headquarters. It’s fascinating how much humanity remains in these vampires.
As soon as one strong figure-head is removed from the picture, how quickly we can all jump on board with another, even if their principles and ideals could not be more different. Most people want someone at the helm leading them through life more than they want to stand up for what they believe is right.