Entertainment Musings 5/8/17, including FCBD and Dark Tower reax

FCBD Guardians of the GalaxyIt was a busy week for the website last week, including reaction to some new trailers that dropped and a few reviews of advance copies of Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) comics, one of my favourite times of year!

I gave top marks to the Guardians of the Galaxy/The Defenders double-header, good scores for the nostalgic trip down memory lane for Underdog, and then poor grades on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Plants versus Zombies double-header.

On the trailer front, we had an interesting one for The Dark Tower, based on Stephen King’s novels.  I’m pretty torn on this one as the series of 8 books is my favourite from King and I have been waiting a long time to see a movie made out of them.  I think the casting for The Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and The Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) is spot on, but from the trailer I’m not entirely sold on the plot.  This first movie is based on the first three books, so we’ll see how it goes, but I’m cautiously optimistic for this one.

The DefendersI’m a huge fan of all the Marvel shows on Netflix, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist and to finally see a trailer for the television show that assembles them all together into The Defenders was pretty awesome.  I loved seeing all of the characters together on screen and can’t wait to see how they are all brought together and what common foe they will all be fighting.  It’s also a shorter season at 8 episodes instead of 13, so I’m crossing my fingers that the plot moves quicker than some of these shows did individually (i’m looking at you Iron Fist!).

Did you see any good movies or watch any new shows this weekend?  Drop me a comment below and let me know what you’re watching.

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