Category: Movie Recap

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Venom (2018), a recap (part 2)

Previously: A spaceship belonging to Carlton Drake’s Life Foundation crashed in Asia, carrying several mysterious “organisms” (AKA symbiotes) as well as J. Jonah Jameson’s astronaut son, who immediately died and passed on a symbiote to an EMT worker. Meanwhile, Drake didn’t like the probing questions...

Venom (2018), a recap (part 1)

A movie about a Spider-Man villain whose origin and abilities are intrinsically tied to Spider-Man… where Spider-Man doesn’t appear, and which is completely devoid of any references at all to the Web-Slinger? How could this possibly result in anything but an Amazing Spider-Man 2-level disaster?

Green Lantern (2011), a recap (part 7 of 9)

Previously: Hector instantly got all fat and gross and deformed and went full evil, and Hal saved the day by turning a crashing helicopter into a speeding projectile (just go with it). Carol became Discount Lois Lane to Hal’s Discount Superman as he romanced her in the air, then revealed he’s a member of a galactic peacekeeping force...

Green Lantern (2011), a recap (part 6 of 9)

Previously: Hal was transported to the planet Oa where he received a beatdown from Sinestro, causing him to quit the Corps and Refuse the Call of this particular Hero’s Journey. Back on Earth, Hector gave his students a lesson… in how thinking of him as a "freak" gets your ass shotputted across the classroom...

Green Lantern (2011), a recap (part 5 of 9)

Previously: After beating up a former coworker or two or three, Hal got yanked to the planet Oa, where he received a brain-dump from Tomar-Re about the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps and got to witness Sinestro give a half-hearted pep rally speech. Meanwhile, Hector Hammond was infected by what might have been Parallax’s jizz.

Green Lantern (2011), a recap (part 3 of 9)

Previously: Abin Sur was surprised at home by a visit from his old friend Parallax, which left him nearly dead and on his way to Earth to find a new Green Lantern. And we met Hal Jordan and watched him do a test flight that left him nearly dead; his plane crashed and presumably so did Ferris Aircraft’s stock...

Fantastic Four (2015), a recap (part 7 of 7)

Previously: Victor returned from Planet Zero, and three minutes later decided to have his revenge on the people who rescued him. He murdered scientists, soldiers, Harvey “Big League Chew” Allen, and Franklin Storm. Our team of heroes were powerless to prevent him from… killing everybody? Trying to rule the world? No, actually...

Fantastic Four (2015), a recap (part 6 of 7)

Previously: After an apparent year of absolutely nothing happening in the lives of our heroes, they all got put to work by the military, much to the dismay of Sue and her dad. Meanwhile, Reed was on the run in Central America, where despite his crafty brownface disguise, the government was able to track him down and use Ben to apprehend him.

Fantastic Four (2015), a recap (part 2 of 7)

Previously: Reed Richards and Ben Grimm were young kids who, despite Reed’s best efforts, grew up to be teenagers. Reed finally got someone to take notice of his teleportation machine, which turned out to actually be a portal into another dimension, because this is the version of the Fantastic Four where nobody goes into space or gets bombarded by cosmic rays....