#Marvel #AgentsOfShield Season 1 – Mini Review

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Ok, so I’m a but behind on my tv watching (a rather hectic home life contributing to this) but I thought it time to try and get some done. So, as I’m a comic book fan I thought it only right that I get Marvel, Agents Of Shield watched and, luckily, found it on demand and downloaded the episodes.

Started watching and, I’ll be honest, I was slightly underwhelmed with how it started and early episodes, despite having their good points, had a few too many low ones! All of a sudden, BAM, the series really kicked into gear and the second half was some excellent comic book tv and turned into a truly excellent series and I can’t wait for Season 2 to start on Channel 4 soon!

There’s a great cast, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson is brilliant, my favourite character, Choose Bennett as new Shield agent, Skye, Brett Dalton gives great turn as Grant Ward (didn’t see the twist coming), Ming-Na Wen as The Cavalry, Melinda May (can’t believe that she’s 50) and the wonderful Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain Do Caestecker as the brilliant Fitz-Simmons.

Thrown in some great guest stars such as J August Richards as Mike Peterson/Deathlok, Saffron Burrows as Agent Hand and the ever watchable Bill Paxton as John Garrett, as well as many others, and you have a great cast and some great scenes in the ever improving series.

Oh, almost forgot, let’s not forget Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury making an appearance or two.

There have been some great episodes during the season and I’m sure we are in for more in season two.

Can certainly recommend this to any comic book fan………

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#DoctorWho (2014 Season 8) – A League Table (So Far)!!

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As the new Doctor Who series is halfway through, I thought I’d do a league table of sorts showing my favourite to least favourite of the episodes!  It’s not been an easy thing to do and I’m pretty sure I could swap and change some and I’m sure that most people will disagree (the joy of opinion).  Anyway, here it is……….

Listen
Kill The Moon
The Caretaker
Deep Breath
Robot of Sherwood
Into the Dalek
Time Heist

#RoboCop (1987) – My (Short) Movie Review……..

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(After watching last night, this is re-posted from my older blog)

Plot – In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

A cheap as chips buy from my local Sainsbury’s, RoboCop. One of my favourite movies to watch, Robocop was a movie ahead of its time.

It’s an action packed movie with state of the art special effect for its time. A super story, with lots in it that is still relevant in the world today.

Peter Weller is super as Alex Murphy, brutally murdered and whose body is then used to become RoboCop. To be honest Wellers’ performance as RoboCop himself outshines and part of his, short, time as Murphy but then, that’s how it should be I guess haha. Excellent.

Then we have Nancy Allen as Murphy’s partner, Officer Anne Lewis. Again, great performance. As Lewis she soon figures out that RoboCop is, in fact, Murphy himself.

The villain of the piece is Clarence Boddicker, played with gusto by the, always excellent, Kurtwood Smith. Boddicker, with help from his goons, being the man who murdered Alex Murphy, along with his band of goons.

Other great actors in this include Ronny Cox as Dick Jones, number 2 at OCP (Omni Consumer Products), and Miguel Ferrer as the man behind the creation of RoboCop, Bob Morton.

This movie went on to spawn not only 2 sequels of differing quality but also a TV series, cartoon series’, 4 more TV movies, comics etc etc.

As you’ll also know RoboCop has been rebooted for today and has received mixed reviews. Myself, I’m gonna wait for now before I see it and keep the memory of the original.

For me, an easy 9/10.

Cheers and thanks for reading……..