Black Lightning – Review

I don’t think I have ever watched any super hero tv series, I have always preferred their movies instead. Maybe it is because I just can’t bear a story line being stretched for so many seasons.

Anyway, someone made me sit and watch Black Lightning and I must say, it wasn’t what I expected at all.

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First of all, the characters all looked like they were made for the parts they were playing and the general feel of the first episode made me want more. Two episodes down, and I am surprisingly not fed up yet.

I find the villain (Tobias Whale) very compelling and unique, another example of how the actors fit their roles perfectly.

 

The only thing negative I can say about Black Lightning for now, is that it’s a cliche story and the costume on the main actor (Cress Williams) looks a bit ridiculous and awkward.

Too tall maybe?……

 

B vs S; Dawn of Justice

As usual, Batman and Superman movies always deliver. They have the perfect combinations of sexy, action, story line and characters. What was the hype about Ben Affleck not being the right person to play Batman??? As far as I am concerned, he nailed it; don’t even get me started on how bulked up he was (phew). His dexterity and command of the latest Bat mobile/gadgets was a delight to watch.

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Henry Cavill (Superman) played the role like it was created for only him. We got to see Superman in a slightly different way, not just sweet and saving people (especially Lois Lane); but angry with a menacing look.

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For fashionistas out there, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) wore the most daring and provocative dresses; leaving little to the imagination. She was a perfect infusion of femininity and strength in what looked like a “male” dominated superhero movie.

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Finally, the villain (Jesse Eisenberg – who I thought at first was Michael Cera) played Lex Luthor like the all too familiar psycho we all expect the bad guy to be. Great job!

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The Celtic Clan

Well it seems that you can’t miss superhero’s these days. They are everywhere from movies, TV series, kids toys and cartoons and even where it all began; comic books. But an interesting fact is that most of these superheroes are American. Where are all the other superheroes from other countries? So I went researching and found a whole universe of superheroes from all corners of the globe.  There were hundreds of small press publishers that are adding more culture and flavour to the all American superhero genre.

One such comic is “The Celtic Clan”, which is an Irish independent comic book published by Punt Press. CC TeamThe comic stars    Celtic-Clan-2-Cover

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Ireland’s premier super-powered team who has a secret base underneath New Grange and fight an ongoing battle with an ancient race of shape-shifting reptilian’s who call themselves “The First Race”. The members of The Celtic Clan includes “The Athlete”, a former junkie and the speedster on the team.

There is a duo of heroines called “Legacy” and “Nymph”. “Legacy” fights crime with her shield and spear, (the Gae Bolg) which she inherited from Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Nymph who is half human and half fairy is her partner). The other members on the team are “Ard Ri”, a former high king of Ireland who is now more bog than man and the mysterious “Citizen” who wears full body riot gear which is adorned with the Irish tricolour and then “The Druid”, a former man of science who was transformed by Newgrange into a man of mysticism.

The last two members are “The Celtic Tiger” (an overweight, anthropomorphic tiger, former MMA boxer with a bad temper) and finally; time lost axe welding St Patrick (yes the one and only St Patrick ). It is a 32 page fully colour ongoing comic and at this moment 3 issue have been released .

The Celtic Clan comic book can be picked up at http://www.comicsy.co.uk/thecelticclan/store/products/the-celtic-clan-2/