Monthly Archives: June 2014

Movie review Edge of Tomorrow


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Every year we get a Hollywood flick based on certain pop culture material that is not marketed properly and yet it turns out to be a classic. Doesn’t matter if it doesn’t do as good as rest of the summer blockbusters but it definitely makes a statement.

In the times when Marvel and DC movies are ruling the box office no one takes a movie made on Japanese Light Novel seriously. It seems to be lost in the crowd but you know that it is out there somewhere.

The movie is centered around Major William Cage who dies while fighting with aliens called Mimics only to find himself awaken 24 hours before he goes into the battle. Cage lives the same 24 hours over and over until he starts wondering whats going on and contacts Seargent Rita Vrataski played by Emily Blunt who realizes what is happening to him.

It turns out that since he killed the Alpha he has got a power to reset each day after his death and sense the Omega mimic when it is nearby which once killed will kill all the mimics hence Cage’s training begins to succeed in the battle.

The story goes in its natural pace that it never sounds out of place or boring. Performance by the actors is top notch and after a long time Tom Cruise is seen with a new style and persona. Director Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) surely knows how to make an action movie worth watching.

Rating 4/5

Seeding Future’s End in New 52


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The Legion of Super-Heroes #23 finales seems a bit important for things to come in the DC Comics New 52.
Below are SPOILERS from August 2013′s LOSH #23 and year one and year two issues of Legion Lost, #10 and its finale in #16.
You probably already know the Legion of Super-Heroes was cancelled and the speculation about what some panels from its conclusion could signify or even undo.
The book sees the Legion of Super-Heroes asked (ordered?) to disband.

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At this point we can speculate that it could be a multiverse crisis similar to the Crisis series from pre-New 52. As you can see that there are 4 Mr. Terrific being display in the image from different universes and they might not be all good as Grifter is shooting at one of them. There is also a robin which can be from the past, present, or an entirely different universe. Looks like Lois will play a role in the event. It might be something similar to the one she played during Flash Point. Booster Gold is also in the image and he played a prominent role in the Dc Comic weekly 52 that led to Infinite Crisis . All signs point to a showdown of infinite Earth (Well 52 of them at least). There are other things to point out such as Superman, Hawkman, and the ship in the background but there is not enough information to work off. Sound off in the comments if you spot more hints to Futures End.

Original Sin – Three characters who likely killed the Watcher


 

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After a long long time Marvel comics is up with a series that is as good as Civil War and Secret Invasion and the way it is proceeding it is supposed to reach the same level with coming issues.

One question that everyone is busy guessing is that who killed the watcher and here are my guesses.

3.    Dr. Doom – It’s been a long time since Dr. Doom was relevant to any storyline but that is not a reason for him killing Uatu. Doom is known for making hatching schemes that he can go as far as he can to protect even when he knows Watcher wont interfere why take a risk.

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2.   Dr. Strange – Another Doctor you must be thinking but Strange has been into messy stuff before and probably sold his own soul. Few issues earlier he recruited help of Punisher and has wiped Captain America’s mind. Punisher is known to get away with murder so what if Dr. Strange mind controlled him into killing Uatu and then wiped his mind. What actually happened will be seen in coming issues

1.   Red Hulk – For a key player and known as an investigator Rulk is mysteriously absent from the entire series till now makes me wonder why. Red Hulk is known to gather information by whatever means possible but can he go as far as killing Uatu and taking his eyes, well he can. He has punched The Watcher before and went on toe to toe with Silver Surfer thanks to Loebforce also Red Hulk has used Huge weapons earlier so he makes a top suspect of killing all seeing all knowing Cosmic Entity known as The Watcher.

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I don’t know why but even after 3 top suspects my mind says that it might be Richard Rider who might have made his hands dirty by killing Uatu. This is the best way to bring Rider back in 616 universe storyline and Uatu is the only guy on whom Rider should be pissed because he didn’t help him. If my guess is true then the original Nova might be coming back pissing off a lot of fans in process.

Or what if it is Black Bolt, he blinded Uatu in Earth X series to prevent him from seeing him release Terrigen mist in Earth’s atmosphere. Also he is absent since Thanos allegedly killed him during Infinity storyline before which he released Terrigen Mist.