This movie has its problems, but if it isn't a complete success it can lay the blame on overambition and big ideas, rather than underambition and big explosions (although, to be fair, it does have some big explosions, too).
"Wait on Captain Marvel? Really? The evidence that this character and this actress can carry a movie isn't just abundant, it's overwhelming. And the audience is here and now and scratching their heads wondering why not,…"
"It's time for you to become Mr. New 52, replacing Mr. Silver Age with a younger version of yourself who doesn't wear his panties on the outside any more!
Don't go changin', to try and please me ...
Actually, that wouldn't…"
"I finally saw this (with Action Lad) yesterday. We both really enjoyed it, for many of the reasons that have already been mentioned in this thread (but especially, for me, the Hawkeye reveal).
But my very favorite part?
The Lad leaning over to…"
"He's evolving, so maybe by the time we see him again he'll be conversing in full English.
That's what I'm thinking/hoping.
Also: (1) That was a pretty good CGI gorilla. (2) I loved Clancy Brown as a Grodd-zombie."
"Thawne was a scientist in the far future in original Flash comics.
I can't remember ever reading the earliest Reverse-Flash stories, so I guess I never knew that. Hmmm ...
Also, apropos of nothing, "Thawne" is a funny…"
"And is there part of the real Wells left in Thawne? Does he care about these people?
I'm going with Yes and Yes. Maybe it's just that I keep looking at Tom Cavanagh and wishing Ed was still on the air, but a lot of his interactions…"
"Ummm … If it’s important to your evil scheme that no one knows you can walk, why live in a house that’s virtually all window and no wall?
Also – and this just occurred to me, so yeah, I’m a little slow – in…"
"I'm unable to find a good screenshot online, but ... has anyone else noticed that the color scheme of the area outside the holding cells below STAR Labs is classic Plastic Man? It made me laugh when I realized what I was looking at."
Thanks fot the welcome! Man, you ARE old! I don't even want to think about how long I've been writing my column. I figured I had a half-dozen topics tops, but they just keep coming. I'm glad you enjoy it.
I appreciate you taking the time to tell me that. In fact, I'm right in the middle of preparing the next Deck Log entry when I took a moment to check my new e-mail.
I imagine all of us leave a bigger wake than what we realise. But it's nice to, every once in a while, have somebody tell us so. I'm glad you enjoy the column. Many moons ago, when Rich Lane approached me with the idea, my first concern (after wondering if there was enough material to keep a Silver-Age column going for long) was if anybody would have any interest in reading it.
The hit-counters tell me that somebody's out there reading it, but it's an especial treat to get a note like yours. I completely understand the business about not saying anything unless you have something to say. In reflexion, I'm the same way. Not only on threads here, but I frequent other sites regularly, and have yet to post a comment---because there's nothing I can add to the commentary.