Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Halo 5: Guardians, apart from continuing the current trend for everything with a title needing a colon, looks set to continue the story of the Xbox Mascot, Master Chief. Why has this quite literally faceless space marine become so popular, and why has Microsoft cut ties with the two finest instalments in the series, purely because they don’t feature The Big Green Dude?
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Oh man, I bet you guys thought this was going to be about the European Elections. Well, so did I, then I realised I'm way too bummed out, and perhaps even TOO cynical to deal with that right now. So we are taking a break to focus on something lighthearted and meaningless before we get down to the crippling rise of exclusionary politics that threatens to halt all liberal progress. So until that time, lets laugh at some fatcats trying to profit off of Comic Books and how it should and shouldn't be done.
Welcome to Cinematic Universe Continuity 101: First Lecture, Opportunism.
So Opportunism in and of itself isn't a bad thing.
took the 'opportunity' to
reunite at the end of the Cold War and that worked perfectly well, and some of
the greater achievements of Capitalism have been based on opportunism. The ugly
side also exists, both of that Capitalism comparison and, to name a very
relevant one at the moment, the aforementioned political opportunism of UKIP
and other parties. I noticed during X-Men: Days of Future Past that it had definitely
filled the hole I had been looking for while seeking to make a unified theory
on Cinematic Continuity. You can take the fact I had time to plan this article
2/3rds of the way through the film as a minor indictment of its pacing
Spoilers ahead, but like, nothing mind blowing