Tag Archives: property

Property review: X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Cen­tury Fox/Marvel Enter­tain­ment, 2006   X-cruciatingly bad x-ecution   We get that the X-Men film prop­er­ties reside in a dif­fer­ent uni­verse than the comic book ver­sion. And we have no prob­lems sus­pend­ing dis­be­lief when asked. But … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Dr. Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme

Dr. Strange: The Sor­cerer Supreme Lion­s­gate, 2007 Dr. Strange DVD con­jures fine story Dr. Strange is strange, indeed. He’s got the poten­tial to be a top-tier char­ac­ter, yet he’s not out there for Mar­vel that much. How­ever, he has received … 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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Otaku #03: Death Note Vol. 2

Death Note Vol­ume 2 fills out its pages with inter­est­ing twists Pre­vi­ously in Otaku, I reviewed the manga Death Note, which tells the story of high school ace Light Yagami who finds a death note, a note­book with the power … Con­tinue read­ing

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Marvel character highlight #04: Juggernaut

NAME: Cain Marko AFFILIATION: Broth­er­hood of Evil Mutants, X-Men SPECIAL ABILITIES: Unstop­pable force once mov­ing, super­hu­man strength, endurance and immor­tal­ity through the gem of Cyt­torak. BACKGROUND: Cain Marko became part of Charles Xavier’s fam­ily through the mar­riage of his father and … 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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