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Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, & Deadpool

Good, Bad, and Super

What is better than the review of a movie or TV show? The review of two TV shows plus one of a movie, of course.

If you’re interested in my to-the-point opinions of the TV shows Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, both based on DC comics, and Deadpool, the movie based on a Marvel character, then read on and enjoy!

Supergirl

7/10 Supergirl

Being the geek that I am, I’m sure it’s no surprise I gave Supergirl, one of the new TV shows, a chance.

Thankfully, while it doesn’t have the best special effects scenes solely due to budget limitations, the scripting and acting is enjoyable. Heck, I might even be tempted to say it’s quite good.

I’m not yet caught up to the latest episodes but the early episodes for the show have successfully hooked me – I’m looking forward to seeing the next episode. There’s an overall story developing, a collection of actors doing a very good job delivering their roles, and thus the show is something I recommend. Well, obviously, I recommend it if this sort of geeky stuff appeals to you but, if it does, I think you’ll enjoy Supergirl.

And it is nice having a show focus on a female character and tackle that aspect head on. More power to the ladies!!

Also, to be clear, no, it isn’t as good as Marvel’s movies. Let’s make sure that’s clear – it doesn’t have the same budget and thus not the same calibre of people working on a movies but, for a TV show, it’s delivering the entertainment goods.

Legends of Tomorrow

3/10 Legends of Tomorrow

So, I decided to give the new TV series, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, a try.

In the beginning episodes, it was not great but it was entertaining enough to continue watching with the hopes of things coming together as the series told its story.

Well, the story got better developed but the scripting went downhill. Hardcore. Some of the actors did a good job and managed to make the show remotely enjoyable but, when their scripts suck, there’s only so much they can do…

You might enjoy it but, for me, I gave it its chance to win me over and it failed.

Deadpool

10/10 Deadpool

A quick review for the Deadpool movie to follow – stop reading if you want to avoid any hint of spoilers. Ok, you have been warned.

A couple years ago, had you asked me if I would want to see a Deadpool movie, I would have laughed at you. To say I’d have had no desire to see it is an understatement. Now? After seeing it this weekend, I’m looking forward to watching it another time.

And then a third time. And then another one after that. And…

Seriously, on many levels, this movie is superb. No, not just “good.” Nope, “great” doesn’t cover it either. No – it is a superb movie. Name an aspect of movie making – script, acting, effects, and more – and I’m willing to say it was done exceptionally well in Deadpool combining into one of the best comic-inspired movies out there. And that’s a market that includes the first Avengers movie, the second Captain America movie, and Guardians of the Galaxy, all three of which I consider as close to a perfectly executed comic-inspired/superhero movie as one could hope for. For Deadpool to join that group of movies is something I never thought possible but it did.

Seriously.

Now, if you don’t like comics or similar stuff then you probably won’t enjoy this movie but, if you do like superhero stuff and, especially, if you like the Deadpool character (I’m looking at you Yvon), then I suspect this will become your all-time favourite flick. Well, all-time until they come out with a sequel movie, which is in the works, which I’m now enormously looking forward to seeing.

Oh, and if you see the movie, be sure to stick around to see the end of the credits, especially if you’re in the 40-something age range. There’s a little scene that is so wonderfully amusing there, you must see it.

Yup. Deadpool. It blows my mind that I’m highly recommending it but I am. Go see it. It’s damn good.

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