Category Archives: Property review

Property review: Ultimate Avengers (animated)

ULTIMATE AVENGERS Lionsgate/Marvel Ani­mated Fea­tures, 2006 Ulti­mately awe­some: Avengers car­toon passes test We should start out by say­ing that we’re long­time comic fans. We’ve fol­lowed Marvel’s heroes for years and we’ve read issues of the Ulti­mates when it debuted. There’s … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Watchmen (film)

WATCHMEN Warner Bros., 2009 Who watched the Watch­men? Sadly, not many When you have a suc­cess­ful and highly regarded graphic novel as a basis for a movie, there shouldn’t be prob­lems with the result­ing prod­uct. And yet, Watch­men didn’t exactly set … Con­tinue read­ing

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Animated property review: X-Men The Animated Series

X-Men the Ani­mated Series Vol. 1  |  Buena Vista Home Enter­tain­ment, 2009 X-Men ori­gins told cor­rectly If there ever was a quin­tes­sen­tial prop­erty in the 1990s of comic book ori­gin, it’s X-Men the Ani­mated Series. The Fox sta­ple in the early … Con­tinue read­ing

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Comic property review: “The Spirit”

The Spirit’ lack­ing in focus, exe­cu­tion “The Spirit” Lion­s­gate, 2008 Despite reviews to the con­trary, “The Spirit” isn’t a bad movie. It is a mess in some spots and it requires mul­ti­ple view­ings to fully under­stand what’s going on but, over­all, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Comic property reviews: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movies

In the first quar­ter 2011 of Gam­ing Insurrection’s The Strip, we took a look at all three Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles movies. Read on to see how we feel about Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles II: The … Con­tinue read­ing

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Comic property review: “Punisher War Zone”

Third time’s a charm for Pun­isher “Pun­isher War Zone“ Mar­vel Knights, 2008 If you can ignore the fact that this is the third attempt at bring­ing Frank Castle’s tale to big screen, you will love Pun­isher: War Zone. This is … Con­tinue read­ing

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Comic property review: ‘300’

Hot, sweaty, loud: ‘300’ gets it right ‘300’ Warner Bros., 2007 You don’t have to know much about the ancient Greek Bat­tle of Ther­mopy­lae to enjoy what Frank Miller’s 300 has to offer. You also don’t have to have a lot … Con­tinue read­ing

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Comic property review: ‘Superman Returns’

Attempted reboot of Super­man fran­chise an admirable effort Super­man Returns Warner Bros., 2006 The reboot of the Super­man movie fran­chise was long in com­ing. Let’s face facts: Super­man IV was a dis­grace to the franchise’s name, Christo­pher Reeve was rolling … Con­tinue read­ing

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Comic property review: ‘X-Men’

X-Men Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox, 2000 Mutant peace­seek­ers find suc­cess in first of tril­ogy If you get around some of the changes to the sil­ver screen adap­ta­tion of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s merry band of mutants, you’re bound to find … Con­tinue read­ing

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