Episode 53: Blood Bags and BOOM Brags

Your hosts this week: Adrian “Krownz” Lopez, Edgar “Eddie T” Torres, and Nathan “Soldat Renard” Miller

NEWS

  • Everyone that didn’t go to BlizzCon last year finally gets to see what Orgrim looks like!
  • Bad News/Good News for The Simpsons
    • Bad News is voice actor Harry Shearer has left the show. Cue sad emoji.
    • Good News is their season finale couch gag featuring Rick and Morty is incredible.
  • Ratchet and Clank movie has an amazing cast:
    • Paul Giamatti (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, San Andreas) as “Chairman Drek”
    • John Goodman (Monsters, Inc., Transformers: Age of Extinction) as “Grimroth”
    • Bella Thorne (Blended) as “Cora”
    • Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Daredevil, Sin City) as “Elaris”
    • The one and only Sylvester Stallone as “Victor”

THE STACK

Oh, Killstrike #1, BOOM! Studios

Jared, a new father, fears parenthood. An old comics fan, he turns to them for comfort. But when he unwittingly lets loose his favorite character, Killstrike—a single-minded, vengeance-loving anti-hero—onto the world, Jared must find a way to send him back before he harms all the people he loves the most.

THE GOOD

Great artwork and colors. Very vivid, yet whimsical, which is funny for a comic about a homicidal anti-hero. Humor plays off of the dark atmosphere well. Great references to real comics.

THE BAD

We would've liked to see more liberties taken with the art, such as more “gutter-breaking" and generally more creative panel work. Story set-up at the beginning of the comic felt gimmicky/not presented well. Being a limited series, we fear four issues may ultimately hinder the story's pacing. That's left to be seen, however!

FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆

KEEPIN' IT REEL

Mad Max: Fury Road, Village Roadshow Pictures

In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.

THE GOOD

Cinematography was great. Stunts were ridiculously realistic. Awesome Joker vibe from characters Nux and Slit. Musical war rig was fantastic. The pacing between dialogue and action was great. The story was written well to both the action fans and people looking to get more in-depth.

THE BAD

The runtime felt a little long for an action flick. Character development for the wives was lacking. Blood bag Max is completely fine after pumping blood to Nux for so long. Dialogue felt muddy to explain where each tribe came from.

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★

Check out Krownz's full, in-depth review here.