Why Rick and Morty resonates

By pretty much every metric, Rick and Morty is a success. Whether it’s the record setting viewership, immense social media power (I’m Pickle Rick!!!), or the numerous think-pieces done on the series, no one can say the critically-acclaimed animated series is a failure. But the real question is, why does an animated show about an … Continue reading Why Rick and Morty resonates

Advertisements

Why Star Trek is needed more than ever

This past week marks a significant milestone for the Star Trek franchise. It has been 30 years since the debut of the stellar Star Trek: The Next Generation while also the premiere of the newest TV incarnation, Star Trek: Discovery. Though there have been consistent movies since the 2009 reboot, this is the first TV … Continue reading Why Star Trek is needed more than ever

The lost vision of a galaxy far, far away – Why Star Wars keeps losing directors

The Star Wars franchise is having a rough time right now. It’s a weird thing to say about a series as beloved as Star Wars, especially since the franchise clawed its way back into cultural relevance after the under-whelming prequels. Since being bought by Disney back in 2012, Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, has … Continue reading The lost vision of a galaxy far, far away – Why Star Wars keeps losing directors

The 3 things the Bond franchise needs to learn before Bond 25

The James Bond film franchise is a true testament to the ever-lasting appeal of the titular super-spy. James Bond has survived since the 1960s because he is always in a constant state of change.   Bond has been played by 6 actors, across 24 films, over 50 years. In all that time, Bond has had to adapt to the film and societal climate he … Continue reading The 3 things the Bond franchise needs to learn before Bond 25

Keep the X-Men out of the MCU

The X-Men are one of Marvel's most iconic franchises. There are dozens upon dozens of X-Men comic books, from the mainline series to the spinoff character books such as Deadpool and Wolverine and spinoff team books such as X-Force and X-Factor.    While always a good seller, their popularity grew in the mid-90s with the X-Men Animated Series and their popularity skyrocketed in the early 2000s with the … Continue reading Keep the X-Men out of the MCU

Why the MCU needs Spider-Man

Spider-Man is my favorite superhero of all time. I was a kid of the 90s and grew up with the classic 90s cartoons. I saw the animated adventures of the X-Men, Batman, and Superman. But none of those heroes spoke to me in the way Spider-Man did.  Initially, I think everyone is drawn in by the spectacle of Spider-Man. His … Continue reading Why the MCU needs Spider-Man

Top 5 games Nintendo should make for the Switch

With E3 2017 now in the history books, it’s time to look back at the announcements from the biggest video games conference of the year. Overall, E3 2017 seems to have left gamers this year feeling meh. Just meh. By no means was it a terrible show, it just left everyone feeling underwhelmed. That’s the price we … Continue reading Top 5 games Nintendo should make for the Switch