“GOTHAM” The Mask Spoiler Review

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So in this episode we get introduced to both Hush and Black Mask. Similar to how Hush is done in the comics he is around the same age as Bruce, but we see in this version that he bullies Bruce and they get into a fight. In the comics they’re friends, now this is the first time we see Hush so they may become friends as the series goes on.

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With Black Mask they show him as a business man who hires people by having them fight to the death, and who ever wins gets the job. In the episode he wears a black Japanese mask. Foreshadowing what he will become one day. I was excited when I saw the title to this episode because I’ve been wanting to see a live-action version of Black Mask. So far this show has picked up when it comes to villains origins.

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The Penguin is getting stronger and stronger, you can see his power in the crime world getting bigger. Fish Mooney really wants to take down Falcone but we don’t really know why. She got some paper that she said could unravel Falcone’s whole operation. However I think Falcone knows that Fish is up to and now that one of her henchmen told Penguin that there’s someone close to Falcone that is working for Fish Mooney.

Barbara is just like Iris on The Flash series, she’s so underwritten and serves no purpose then to be a love interest to out main character.

We get to see Catwoman again, I really hope they explore her character out more. She the only classic Bat Man villain that has no been really explored a lot.

I just can’t wait to see Scarecrow and Hugo Strange!

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“FLASH” Plastique Ep. 5 REVIEW

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This is my least favorite episode so far from the series.

Going Rogue was so good and having this episode fall it was disappointing. The Iris character in my opinion is the most horribly written character in the show. Her only purpose on the show is for someone for Barry to fantasies over. You could kill her off in the show and it wouldn’t hurt the series, actually it could make it better.

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We get a metahuman who’s meh, she was really underdeveloped and then they just kill her off. The only real strong parts of the show was the appearance of General Wade Eiling played by Clancy Brown (aka Mr. Crabs) and the relationship him and Dr. Wells. When Dr. Wells tells Plastique to kill Gen. Eiling, because he knows something. We learn in a post-credit scene that GRODD was an experiment that Dr. Wells was working on and Gen. Eiling wanted to get his hands on him as a weapon, like how he wanted to use Plastique as a weapon.

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If Dr. Wells is from some sort of future then he knows that GRODD will become General Grodd and one of The Flash’s super villains.

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So the Dr. Wells’/Gen. Eiling story line was the strong part of the series, the whole Barry and Iris story line was the weak parts.

I’m excited to see what they’re going to do with the ARROW/The Flash crossover!

“CONSTANTINE” Spoiler Review

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So we all know that the film based on the very Dark Horse Comic CONSTANTINE starring Keanu “WHOAAAA” Reeves. Well with shows like ARROW, THE FLASH, and GOTHAM DC Comics is ruling the airwaves right now. These shows are dark and well put together, GOTHAM is getting better. So NBC jumped on the band wagon and has given us CONSTANTINE!

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This show in my opinion rants right up there with ARROW with the dark tones and writing. CONSTANTINE is a very interesting character and this representation is honest to the comic. Matt Ryan is fantastic in the role, he embodies the character so well and you can tell that he is tormented by his past,

We learn that John Constantine is a man who wants to escape who he is and what he;s meant to do. After he accidentally damned a little girl to hell who was taken over by a demon while in the process damning his own soul to hell. Haven given up the life of an exersist and demonnologist he is roped back in after the ghost of his mentor tells him to find his daughter and defeat the demon that is out to get her.

We get to meet our side characters, Manny an angel who wants Constantine’s help to track down and defeat demons that are on earth. Manny tells Constantine that if he helps him his soul could be saved.

The other character we got to meet his Constantine’s “oldest” friend Chas. Who may or may not be some sort of superhuman.

In the 2nd episode we get to see Constantine at his best. Fighting demons, and being a smart ass. We also get to meet another new character Zed Martin, who may have some sort of telepathic powers as she has drawn countless pictures of Constantine.

The show has sort of a Noir feel to it, and since it lives in the world of “magic” they have the right to use characters in their catalog similar to Shazam and Black Adam.

So DC has done it again, I just hope MARVEL can catch up with AGENT CARTER and DAREDEVIL.

Scarecrow coming to GOTHAM, sort of…

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So the producers of GOTHAM have announced that Scarecrow and Jonathan Crane will make an appearance on the show. However he won’t be the Scarecrow, his father is going to be. Jonathan Crane is going to be the same age as Bruce, in the new comics his father experiment with fear gas and his father tested it on him also.

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So ether his father will be a doctor at Arkham Asylum or just some lunatic creating toxic weapons. Arkham is going to be the main story arc around the midseason of GOTHAM.

I ended up liking what they did with Zasaz on the show, and I’m interested to see what they do with the Scarecrow. I just hope they don’t kill the father character off, put him in Arkham or having him escape.

“GOTHAM” Ep. 7 Spoiler Review

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Jim Gordon is a BAD ASSSS!

Finally the Jim Gordon we’ve been waiting for, everyone thinks he’s this weak little detective but in reality he can kick some ass! This episode started out strong. We see that The Penguin is growing in the world of organized crime, having his own guys now. We see that Harvey isn’t happy with Gordon that he lied to him. Fish Mooney is also not happy that Oswald is alive because he knows her plan to bring down Falcone. Although I think that Falcone knows that Fish is out to be the top mobster in the city. We get introduced to Victor Zasaz in this episode, he’s an enforcer of Falcone sent to pick up Gordon. I was afraid that they would mess up Zasaz and yes they changed is origin a bit, but we have to also remember this is a prequel series. But he’s a cold blooded killer, we see him kill a hurt cop (and they show it happen point blank range), and then he takes a box cuter and cuts a tally mark in his arm (which they also show and its terrifying).

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This is the darkest episode of the season so far. I think once you bring in a character like Zasaz in you’re gonna change things. The Penguin is becoming a more influential figure in GOTHAM’S crime scene. You can tell that he’s playing Maroni to what he wants, and by the end of episode you find out that Falcone is using Oswald to bring down Maroni and Fish Mooney.

Fish Mooney said it in the episode that Falcone doesn’t seem to worried about Maroni and his crew. He’s been around a long time and he knows how the system works. Even when Gordon comes to arrest him he’s not worried, he pulls the strings in GOTHAM. He knows that Gordon is a good cop, and if he needs his enemies out of the wa he’ll need men like Gordon to take them in. Getting more people out of the way means he’s business grows.

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Zasaz is still just a low level enforcer, but I’m pretty sure they’re going to send him to Arkham Asylum where he’ll grow to be more crazy.

Harvey comes back to help Gordon, knowing he’s dead one way or another. Plus he knows GOTHAM and the crime scene. I see them like Kevin Costner and Sean Connery in The Untouchables. They’re going to clean up GOTHAM, even if that means their life is on the line while doing it.

The exposition at the end seemed a bit forced. However you can also see that Penguin is playing Falcone as well. He wants to be on top and will do anything to get there.

A storm is coming….

“ARROW” season 3 Ep. 1-4 Spoiler Review

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So I finished ARROW season 1 & 2 on Netlix and now I’m starting season 3.

Season 2 was dark and very violent and the Deathstroke character was the perfect villain, much more entertaining then Merlin in the first season. Now in season 3 we get Ra’s al Ghul as are main villain.

We start the season with a sort of flashback villain, Vertigo. I think that character type will be a constant bad guy Oliver has to face. This first episode was OK, I’m not a huge fan of him and Felicity getting together. When they go out it just felt awkward, a forced romance. I like that they take Oliver off the island and show us how he knows who Amanda Waller was. We saw a tease oh her shoes in the past seasons. The big WTF of the episode was when Sara got killed, this scene reminds me a lot of the ending to the first episode of HOUSE OF CARDS. We have a cool main character that we got to like and are interested to see where she goes and then she gets killed off.

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In the 2nd episode is OK, its there to only help push Laurel’s story arc of becoming the Canary. The scene where they buried Sara’s body seemed out of place. They’re just burring her body at a very lite cemetery…alright then. We also get to see Tommy again in a flashback, that was cool I guess. We also find out at the end of this episode that Thea is being trained by her father Malcolm to be a fighter, or a killer like him.

The 3rd episode Oliver finds out where is sister is hiding and goes to bring her back to Starling City. Instead of an Oliver flashback in this episode we get a Thea flashback, showing her the months of Malcolm training her. We also get a plot where Diggle has to stop a rogue agent who wants to sell identities of agents, which includes Diggel’s wife. Thea finally decides to go back with her brother, but you can tell she’s not the same Thea who left Starring City.

Episode 4 gets really juicy when Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter/Sara’s former lover comes looking for her. She tell’s Oliver that Sara was checking on leads that Malcolm Merlin was still alive. So everyone suspects that we was the one who killed Sara. We get to see a dark side of Laurel in this episode who at this point wants revenge over the death of her sister. As the story goes along you start to see that yes Malcolm is a killer, but he was most likely not the one who killed Sara.

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My guess its someone that Ra’s al Ghul sent, since we find out when we see him that he never fully expect her in the League of Assassins. We learn in the flashback that Weller was for a fact the one behind the attempted plane crash that Oliver stopped on the island. We also learn that on the plane was Chine White, the triad villain in the first season. So that character is going to be factor in this season some way or another.

Now on new character I want to talk about is Ray Palmer played by former Superman Brandon Routh. In the comics he’s a good guy, he’s funny so far in the show and I really doubt that he’s a bad guy. I think by the midseason episode we’ll see him team up with Oliver and his team.

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So that’s my thoughts on the first four episodes of season 3 of ARROW, I’ll be reviewing and spoiling this weeks episode on Thursday!

Victor Zsasz in GOTHAN, is this Good or Bad?

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A lot of villains have been speculated to make an appearance in GOTHAN. Victor Fries, Hugo Strange, The Joker, but one name that really got my attention was Victor Zsasz. Such a great Batman villain and he was so under used in Batman Begins and I’m excited to see how they use him in GOTHAM. Cause lets be honest the last few villains we’ve gotten are not up to par to some of the big named villains.

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GOTHAM and ARROW have already shared villains with the Dollmaker and now GOTHAM and FLASH are sharing an actor. Anthony Carrigan played The Mist in THE FLASH and is now playing Zsasz.

The new promo FOX has given us though is a bit silly. First the Penguin just walks in the police station and now Zsasz just jumps in and demands to see Jim Gordon…oh gezz. It’s cool that we get to see the cuts on his body and him cutting himself. But from this trailer does worried me that the show will take this dark sinister character and just turn him to just another mob hitman that could be replaced by any other character.

I guess we’ll have to wait for ep.7 “Penguin’s Umbrella”

“AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” Ep.6 Spoiler Review

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In this episode we get to learn a bit more about Ward and his past. We see his older brother once again, and you wonder who’s the lesser of two evils in the family?

This episode focused a lot around relationships:

Sky and Ward

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Ward and his brother

Mockingbird and her ex-husband

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The US Government and SHIELD

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One of the characters I’m interested in seeing how they progress as the season continues is Gen. Glenn Talbot. He’s a huge HULK villain, and he was ruined in the horrible HULK film, and I want to see if later on we see if he becomes a bad guy or if they change this story arc and he does end up working with SHIELD.

The main plot of the episode is that HYDRA kills people at a UN meeting and claim they are SHIELD agents. So Coulson makes a deal with Ward’s brother, who is a US Senator, that if he announces that SHIELD is good and HYDRA is bad he will give Ward over to him.

Now Coulson knows that Ward’s brother is not a good person, but he needs him if SHIELD is going to defeat HYDRA. Also Ward’s brother tells Coulson that he didn’t hurt his little brother, he clams Ward was the one who did it. If you look at Coulson you can tell that he most likely doesn’t believe him or he just doesn’t care.

Then we get this cool scene where Ward’s brother goes on LIVE TV and says that SHIELD is good and that the US Government must work with SHIELD. That scene is Intertwined with Ward’s transfer and his escape. Now he kills some soldiers and looks VERY pissed off! So Will he continue to be a bad guy or is trying to turn over a new leaf?

I’m so excited to see what they do with the midseason episode and if the MARVEL announcements will change the course of the show?

“THE FLASH” Ep.4 Spoiler Review

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What’s the one problem in having a character like CAPTAIN COLD and MR. FREEZE? Ice or cold puns galore!

Yes we did get out fail share of cold puns in this episode, but its not Batman & Robin.

Wentworth Miller play a very CHILLY bad guy, with is monotone voice that reminds me of MR. FREEZE from the Batman: Animated Series.

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In the episode CAPTAIN COLD is out to get a diamond, OK that’s a little like Batman & Robin. He’s the biggest FLASH villain and he pushes Barry to limits he hasn’t faced yet. He’s not a metahuman so he uses skills and a cold gun to get what he wants. He’s scary because he shows little to no emotion, plus I like how he got away and didn’t get caught.

I liked how Felicity Smoak made an appearance in this episode. I really want to see her and Barry get together.

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I just don’t like how Barry is crushing on his half-sister, I also want to see Iris’ relationship with Eddie get more involved and then maybe see him become a bad guy.

You can also tell that Dr. Wells knows more about Felicity then what he said at the lab. We know he’s from the future so he most likely knows something could be a game changer for ARROW. Also he’s line about how Barry has not gone as fast as he can, he then corrected himself by says that’s what they speculate. Those hits is what makes this show GREAT!

Best episode so far, best villain so far and with the after credit scene I wonder who CAPTAIN COLD is teaming up with. At first I thought it would be Caitlin Snow’s “dead” boyfriend aka FIRESTORM, but no its someone else. I’m sure we’ll find out soon wh it is.

“GOTHAM” Ep.6 Spoiler Review

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Much last weeks AGENTS OF SHIELD there’s a lot going on this this episode. I just feel like the detective stories get so tangled up by these other plot points happening that it takes away from the real story.

We get to see a flash back of Harvey with with old partner, played by Dan Hedaya. We see that Harvey at one point was just like Gordon, a cop who didn’t sit back for back up, but jumps in to find the criminal. Harvey and his partner are out finding the Spirit of the Goat Killer. In the process Hadaya gets injured and Harvey kills the Goat Killer.

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Cut back to present day and the killer is back.

In this episode we get to see more of Edward Nigma and its very entertaining, I like where this character is going. He’s a bit creepy, but right now it seems harmless and awkward. He throws out some riddles, but its not pushing it on us.

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We also get pointless scenes with Bruce Wayne, Catwoman, and The Penguin. All those scenes could have been saved for the next episode.

Also Penguin and his mother have a very uncomfortable relationship, and that’s all I’ll say about that.

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So we have this not so bad story of a Goat copycat killer, but when we finally find out that the doctor who is treating one of the victims father Harvey somehow notices something that makes him realize its her. Then he mentions how she was the doctor to the previous Goat Killer, OK if that’s so why didn’t Harvey look into that in the first place?

So that’s where the story lacks.

Also the ending where Gordon gets arrested for “Killing” the Penguin is a good way to end the episode, but then Penguin walks into the police station and announces that he’s alive. Why? Have it end with Gordon and Harvey being arrested and end on a cliffhanger.

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All and all, this isn’t a bad episode but I’m still unsure if it will last a 2nd season.