Iron Fist Season One Nonspoiler Review

untitledOn Friday, Netflix released season one of Iron Fist, the latest MCU show. Like many others, I heard the show was very low rated despite not reading any comments given because I wanted to watch the show with no outside opinions. So, I fired up my PlayStation and decided to watch several episodes to get an overall tone of it. I ended up watching the entire season from start to finish without any breaks. Compared to the other shows, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, Iron Fist is by far my favorite of the shows.

Danny Rand comes back to New York City after being declared dead after 15 years. He tries to reconnect to his old life but his old friends, Ward and Joy Meacham, but they don’t believe he is who he claims to be. Danny begins his journey to reclaim his life and fulfill his duty as the Iron Fist.

I know all art is subjective, but I don’t see why this show is very low rated unless there is a more logical reason behind this. For example, nobody was able to watch it before March 17th or its some kind of marketing stunt were people will talk about it being doomed from the start. I’m not saying that is the reason just some examples that I thought of to explain why people would consider this great show bad.

In any case, if you love the MCU and the Netflix shows, Iron Fist continues the “Marvel Streak” with a great story, great characters, and a lot of connective tissue from the other three shows. Give it a watch this weekend and you’ll won’t be disappointed.

Flash Theory: Who is Savitar?

Warning: This post contains spoilers to “The Flash.” Catch up on the show if you don’t want to be spoiled.

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The last few weeks on “The Flash” has increased our wonder on who is underneath the armored villain Savitar. Some have speculated that it maybe Wally, HR, Future Barry, or even alive version of Eddie Thawne. Most have significant evidence to back up each theory as well evidence to go against them.

That’s start out with the obvious theory. In the “New 52” DC comics, Future Barry Allan tries to murder his past self to avoid the killing of his loved ones. Savitar in the show looks like Future Flash. We have a message from Barry from 4o years into the future, telling The Legends of changes he made to the timeline. Savitar even said that he is the future Flash and talked to Team Flash as if there is a personal connection to them all. However, these reasons do not explain how Barry trapped Savitar in the Speed Force unless he’s pulling a Two-Face and sees the two of them as two separate identities. And let us not forget that Barry would not kill Iris in any timeline.

After the events of “The Wrath of Savitar,” Wally got sucked into the Speed Force, Barry was there was Wally took the Philosopher’s Stone, and is faster than Barry. It would be easy to say that Wally is Savitar, but in “Into the Speed Force,” Barry managed to get Wally out of the Speed Force. Not to mention, I don’t think nobody is fooled in thinking that Wally would not kill his sister.

I know that as soon as I said HR might be Savitar, you probably said, “That’s repeating Season One.” Personally, I agree with you and don’t put much stock into HR being our villain this season. I’ve heard he can be annoying as a character, but I think contribute his quirkiness to being on addicted to coffee. Not to mention CW can’t possibly think using the same trick for a third time in a row.

Ithink people want to see Eddie Thawne return to the show in some way, and what better way to return as a villain. We saw Eddie being pulled into the Speed Force in Season One. After almost two years seeing everything that Barry has done and what he will do, getting the recognition of saving Central City, and having a future with Iris. It might be enough to make Eddie go crazy with anger for Barry. Out of all the theories, Eddie would seem the most likely because the only reason why he wouldn’t be Savitar is Rick Cosnett, the actor who portrays Eddie, is busy with other projects and can only appear a few times.

These are the most popular theories fans have created, but after seeing “Into the Speed Force,” there is one last possibility. Jay Garrick could be Savitar. He was there at the start of the season, stopping Barry from changing time once again. Jay was the one to inform Barry about Savitar and was first to suggest throwing the stone into the Speed Force. And where is Jay now? He took Wally’s place in the Speed Force so both Barry and Wally could leave it. If Jay is the man underneath the armor, it would make sense why Barry and Wally left him in the Speed Force, and the more I think about it more connections can be made to believe that Jay is Savitar.

However, fans were displeased with Hunter Zolomon claiming to be Jay Garrick at first, and I don’t think fans of the show would continue to watch “The Flash” if the writers threw The Golden Age Flash under the bus for real. I’m sure what ever the answer is I think the writers will give us a good end to the season.

#Schmoedown Tuff Beats vs The Nerd’s Watch & Bibbiani vs Dewberry

Warning: This post gives commentary on the latest set of Schmoedown matches. If you have not seen the matches yet and do not like spoilers, watch the matches first than come back and read the highlights.

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ThiTuff Beats Vs The Nerd's Watchs week saw the return of three people who came off their last matches in defeat. Tuff Beats faced off with new team The Nerd’s Watch who consisted of Ken Napsok and new comer Rachael Cushing. In Round One, The Nerd’s Watch pulled a three point lead over Tuff Beats at 10-7. They decided to spin first in Round Two but passed on their first choice in “Action/Adventure,” and they managed to score an astonishing ten points with Tuff Beats stealing one point from them. New comer Rachael Cushing scored most of the points. Team Tuff Beats landed on “Spinner’s Choice,” which Nermoroff choose “Horror/Thriller.” They scored an additional 8 points, making the score 20-16 with The Nerd’s Watch leading by four.

Round Three didn’t last long as Nemoroff scored the two-point question. Johnathan Voytko did his best, but he could not answer their three-point question and the five-point question. The match resulted in Tuff Beats being TKO by The Nerd’s Watch, showing newcomer Cushing to be a formidable opponent.

WilliaScreenshot (45)m Bibbiani returned after his defeat against JTE. Everyone proclaimed that his was the one to defeat Dan Murrell despite Rocha doing it first. On Friday he faced off against Elliot Dewberry. Booker T made another “Keys to Victory” video, having equal advice for both competitors unlike last week. Dewberry came out to the song from “Beauty and the Beast-Kill the Beast,” which is fitting because the live-action adaptation came out on the same day. In Round One, both competitors were neck-and-neck with Bibbiani leading with a score of 6-5.

Bibbiani blasted through his second round with ease in the category of “Classics.” He scored an impressive seven points. Dewberry did not have the same luck because he landed on “Mixed Bag.” I will say this, he does have balls to go with it despite Macuga shouting against it. Dewberry scored four points with Bibbiani stealing a single point. The score at the end of Round Two was 14-9 with The Beast still in the lead. Dewberry avoided the knockout and entered Round Three, but he could not answer any of his question, resulting in , like “Beauty and the Beast,” Bibbiani winning his match. Bibbiani was able to prove that he wasn’t a one-hit wonder like everyone had claimed in recent weeks and is able to fight against other competitors who have been with the Schmoedown for years.

 

 

 

Logan Non-Spoiler Review

Inx the year 2000, we were introduced to Hugh Jackman as the Marvel’s iconic X-Men Wolverine. Before the film came out, people were complaining that the role should not be given to an unknown actor. After the movie came out, not only did fans love the movie but also loved Hugh Jackman’s performance. He continued to play the character for 17 years, longer than the creation of the MCU or any actor who portrayed a superhero character before 2ooo.

While Jackman has done his best to keep himself in-shape to make every iteration more like the character from the comics, eventually the day would come that another actor would replace him. However, if he has to go let him go out with people praising his last movie. Some would call “Logan” the greatest comic book movie ever, but I don’t agree with statement. Perhaps it’s because we have the MCU, Warner Bros. struggling to setup their DCEU, and Fox making X-Men movies, which are mostly entertaining, don’t conlohannect as well among their competitors. I have my preconceived notions on what is classified as a “comic book movie” and “Logan” does not fit in those ideas but rather than in “drama.”

When I first heard that this was going to be Jackman’s last performance as Wolverine, rumors were going crazy at what storyline they were going with. One rumor that kept circulating was the “Old Man Logan” storyline, but Fox could not do a “faithful” adaptation since most of characters from that appeared are owned by different studios. But comic book fans will tell you that X-Men Days of Future’s Past was not like the comic book version. So, despite not being 100% faithful, “Logan” took some of the comic ideas and make their own version that gives added emotional weight to a character who has seen horrors over his lifetime.

logan3The real delight of this movie is the introduction of Laura Kinney, aka X-23. For X-Men fans, they know exactly who this character is, her tragic past, and what this means for the X-Men franchise. She was created in the animated TV show “X-Men:Evolution” in season 3 and became popular enough to be added into the comic book cannon. Now, in Jackman’s last movie as Wolverine, Laura appears to him and uncovers where she came from as they try to avoid being captured by her pursuers. This movie perfectly introduces us to the character, and I’m sure Fox executives are trying to find a way to put her into other movies. Personally, I would not mind if they put Dafne Keen as X-23 in other films regardless if the timeline doesn’t make any sense or contradicts this movie. Overall, if you have been waiting for a great Wolverine standalone movie, go see this movie and enjoy the Rated-R violence, you would not be disappointed.

#Schmoedown IGN vs Nerdist and Clark Wolfe vs

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Warning: This post gives commentary on the latest set of Schmoedown matches. If you have not seen the matches yet and do not like spoilers, watch the matches first than come back and read the highlights.

On Tuesdayign-vs-nerdist, we saw Team Nerdist returning with Dan Casey bringing in Racheal Heine to help him against debuting Team IGN’s Eric Goldman and Jim Vejvoda. This match proved which was better to have: experience or intelligence.

In Round One, Team IGN scored an impressive 12 points with Vejvoda answering every question correctly while the experienced Team Nerdist stumbled scoring only 6 points. Although starting off strong, IGN lost some footing in Round Two in their category “Tim Burton Movies” but recovered answering their last three questions correctly without using Multiple Choice option. Team Nerdist was able to steal a single point, but they weren’t able to avoid being knockout. At their turn spinning the wheel, they ended up on Opponent’s Choice, resulting IGN choosing “Bio Pics” as their category. Nerdist gained a single point, and IGN stole 4 additional points. The final score was 22 to 8 with IGN winning their match in Round Two. As unfortunate as Nerdists loss was, Team IGN dominated both rounds gaining 22 points. Usually that score would be a descent score in three rounds, but they did it in less than two rounds. I would have loved to see what would have happened had they gone through all three rounds.

Friday’s match was the match that everyone wscreenshot-34as waiting for. “Classy Clark Wolfe vs JTE” had been brewing for a long time. JTE once asked Wolfe to join him as his teammate but ultimately declined to join Mark Reilly as “Wolves of Steel,” and he has never let it down since. At first Mark Reilly was ready to take JTE on in a singles match after his victory over Sam Levine, but Clark wanted a chance to take JTE down before her parent.

screenshot-31What I love about the people over at Collider is that they consistently change a few things with every match whether it’s new rules or new players. This time in “The Tale of The Tape,” they had both players in front of a green scene and captured a video rather than a picture. Both of them had more attitude which made the viewing a pleasure to watch. Another thing they had was former five-time wrestling champion Booker T gave a “Keys to Victory” video, rooting for Clark Wolfe and hoping she would KO JTE in Round Two. Lastly, they changed the point-system in Round Three eliminating the 1 point question and replacing it with a 2 point question.

Wolfe led Round One with a score 5 to 3, proving that JTE might be a jerk but can hold his own against any competitor. With Wolfe in the lead, she spun the wheel landing on “Comedies,” opting out and landing on “Animated Movies.” She secured 3 points with JTE not stealing any points from her. But her fortune seemed to spun in her direction as JTE spun and landed on “Opponent’s Choice.” Being the classy woman she is, Wolfe sarcastically asking the Schmoes if he could spin again. Of course, she choose “Horror” for JTE, but he fought back answering three out of four questions right and scoring 3 points while Wolfe stole a single point from him. Round Two ended with Wolfe still in the lead with 9 to 7.

Round Three was a tennis match were JTE and Wolfe answered their 2 point and 3 point questions correctly. Wolfe still maintained a 2 point lead, but JTE needed to answer his 5 point question and pray that Wolfe couldn’t answer her last question. Unfortunately, JTE could not answer his question in “Comic Book Movies,” resulting in Clark Wolfe winning the match. However this might prove to be interesting because now Clark has to face off with her own partner Mark Reilly in the coming days. Although they are going to battle each other, I have no doubt that they won’t be aggressive towards each other, and we’ll see a great match similar to Mark Reilly’s match with Sam Levine.

 

Movie Trivia Schmoedown Single’s Title Match: Dan Murrell vs John Rocha

Warning: This is post gives commentary on the latest match on the Schmoedown. If you have not seen the match yet and do not like spoilers, watch it first then come back a read the play-by-play.screenshot-20

If you have been following the matches like I have, you know this was going to be a great match from the start. Dan Murrell, Heavyweight Champion of the Schmoedown, has never lost a match. John Rocha also knows his movie trivia. Even though he doesn’t have an impressive strike like Murrell, he is the No. 1 contender and isn’t to messed with. The Four Horsemen had a ruff start to the year after Rocha and Matt Knost lost their belts to Team Patriots, and Bibbinani lost to JTE. Rocha has his eyes on every belt, but can he recover The Four Horsemen’s pride with this Title Match? First we must go through the pre-game match between Drew “The Godfather”  McWeeny vs Mike “The Killer” Kalinowski.

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In Round 1, McWeeny missed only one question simply because he wasn’t able to write down his answer in time. If more time was presented, he would have answered every question correctly, but he was still managed to maintain the lead with a score of 7-6.

Round 2 debuted the new wheel where McWeeny  choose to let Kalinowski spin first landing on “90’s Movies.” Thinking that it was a good category, he accepted it but ended up proving to be his downfall. McWeeny was able to steal 3 points from Kalinowski while he was able to only score three points. McWeeny had a perfect round, scoring eight points and ending Round 2 with a nine point lead, 18-9.

Kalinowski was able to avoid the knockout, but he needed to answer every three questions to tie the game. He managed to answer his 1 point and 3 point questions but failed to answer his last question. McWeeny was able to TKO Kalinowski with a fail score of 18-13.

Screenshot (26).pngEven before Round 1 of the Title Match could begin, Dangerous Dan Murrell and “The Outlaw” John Rocha start duking it out with Murrell placing the belt near Rocha’s reach. Rocha responded by saying that he was going to take it, but Murrell asked if he was going to clean it. As round one began, two contenders showed equaled strength answering the same five questions correctly and missing three questions, tying Round 1 with a score of 5-5.

Their strength continued in Round 2 where Rocha spun the new wheel and ultimately landing on “Animated Movies.” He managed to score six points but he would later regret for not choosing to take multiple choice on his third question because Murrell was able to steal two points from Rocha. Murrell had an equally great round, only missing one question which allowed Rocha to steal back an additional point. They finished Round 2 with Murrell taking the lead 13-12.

In the Betting Round, each contestant wagered two points in the category of Horror/Thriller. They each answered the question correctly. The Speed Round proved to be Rocha’s greatest moment. The Outlaw buzzed in quickly before they could be finished. He managed to receive three points but lost one when he couldn’t answer the question in time. Rocha and Murrell were tied with 16 points each.

In the fifth round, Rocha was only able to score his five point question in the category of Dramas. Dan Murrell had already answered his one point question so he had to answer his five point win the match and keep his belt. He answered his three point question with some struggle but receiving the points to his score. Murrell’s five point question was in Directors with who directed The Burbs? He answered, unsure if his answer was correct.

Kristen Harloff shouts that the winner Screenshot (27).pngand . . . new champion is John Rocha and Bibbinani rushed over to hug Rocha. In the end, both contestants exchange a hearty handshake and hug each other, giving each other the respect they deserve. In the final interview with Dan Murrell, he was insulted that no one from the Lion’s Den came to support him despite stating otherwise. He further announced that he was dropping out of the Lion’s Den saying they lost their “Alpha [Lion].” The final score was 21-20 with John Rocha taking the belt with sites on the Patriots to reclaim the Team Belt. It was an awesome match, one of the greatest matches I’ve seen, with the Finstock and Macuga match next to it.

Movie Trivia Schmoedown Single’s Title Match: Dan Murrell vs John Rocha

Warning: This is post gives commentary on the latest match on the Schmoedown. If you have not seen the match yet and do not like spoilers, watch it first then come back a read the play-by-play.screenshot-20

If you have been following the matches like I have, you know this was going to be a great match from the start. Dan Murrell, Heavyweight Champion of the Schmoedown, has never lost a match. John Rocha also knows his movie trivia. Even though he doesn’t have an impressive strike like Murrell, he is the No. 1 contender and isn’t to messed with. The Four Horsemen had a ruff start to the year after Rocha and Matt Knost lost their belts to Team Patriots, and Bibbinani lost to JTE. Rocha has his eyes on every belt, but can he recover The Four Horsemen’s pride with this Title Match? First we must go through the pre-game match between Drew “The Godfather”  McWeeny vs Mike “The Killer” Kalinowski.

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In Round 1, McWeeny missed only one question simply because he wasn’t able to write down his answer in time. If more time was presented, he would have answered every question correctly, but he was still managed to maintain the lead with a score of 7-6.

Round 2 debuted the new wheel where McWeeny  choose to let Kalinowski spin first landing on “90’s Movies.” Thinking that it was a good category, he accepted it but ended up proving to be his downfall. McWeeny was able to steal 3 points from Kalinowski while he was able to only score three points. McWeeny had a perfect round, scoring eight points and ending Round 2 with a nine point lead, 18-9.

Kalinowski was able to avoid the knockout, but he needed to answer every three questions to tie the game. He managed to answer his 1 point and 3 point questions but failed to answer his last question. McWeeny was able to TKO Kalinowski with a fail score of 18-13.

Screenshot (26).pngEven before Round 1 of the Title Match could begin, Dangerous Dan Murrell and “The Outlaw” John Rocha start duking it out with Murrell placing the belt near Rocha’s reach. Rocha responded by saying that he was going to take it, but Murrell asked if he was going to clean it. As round one began, two contenders showed equaled strength answering the same five questions correctly and missing three questions, tying Round 1 with a score of 5-5.

Their strength continued in Round 2 where Rocha spun the new wheel and ultimately landing on “Animated Movies.” He managed to score six points but he would later regret for not choosing to take multiple choice on his third question because Murrell was able to steal two points from Rocha. Murrell had an equally great round, only missing one question which allowed Rocha to steal back an additional point. They finished Round 2 with Murrell taking the lead 13-12.

In the Betting Round, each contestant wagered two points in the category of Horror/Thriller. They each answered the question correctly. The Speed Round proved to be Rocha’s greatest moment. The Outlaw buzzed in quickly before they could be finished. He managed to receive three points but lost one when he couldn’t answer the question in time. Rocha and Murrell were tied with 16 points each.

In the fifth round, Rocha was only able to score his five point question in the category of Dramas. Dan Murrell had already answered his one point question so he had to answer his five point win the match and keep his belt. He answered his three point question with some struggle but receiving the points to his score. Murrell’s five point question was in Directors with who directed The Burbs? He answered, unsure if his answer was correct.

Kristen Harloff shouts that the winner Screenshot (27).pngand . . . new champion is John Rocha and Bibbinani rushed over to hug Rocha. In the end, both contestants exchange a hearty handshake and hug each other, giving each other the respect they deserve. In the final interview with Dan Murrell, he was insulted that no one from the Lion’s Den came to support him despite stating otherwise. He further announced that he was dropping out of the Lion’s Den saying they lost their “Alpha [Lion].” The final score was 21-20 with John Rocha taking the belt with sites on the Patriots to reclaim the Team Belt. It was an awesome match, one of the greatest matches I’ve seen, with the Finstock and Macuga match next to it.