Marvel comics-based movies can be hit or miss, and generally take themselves entirely too seriously. But “Guardians” is an exception to the rule.
It starts from the writing. The script is more like one for an action-comedy than a serious sci-fi action movie. But not just a typical dumb-jokes action-comedy, the dialog is snappy and edgy. Some of the jokes are very adult as well. In one scene Zoe Saldana’s character comments on how dirty Quill’s spaceship is. After she leaves, he jokes with the rest of the crew that “if you brought a black light in it would look like a Jackson Pollock painting in here.”
Saldana plays “Gamora” – an assassin with an axe to grind. […] Continue reading →
So summer’s here and amongst other things that means the networks are going to play “Trick or Treat” with a bunch of new shows. I haven’t seen them all, but the ones I have seen … ugh … “Deep Hurting”.
On paper, this show has a lot of promise. An Arab/Persian ex-pat and son of the king of a “Middle Eastern” country, returns to his homeland for his nephew’s wedding. At which point the king dies and he is thrown back into the “family business” he ran away from twenty years ago. […] Continue reading →