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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Pilot Episode Review

Marvel has had success after success since starting the Avengers film series in 2008 with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk so much so that the Avengers film itself (Avengers Assemble, 2012) grossed 1.5 billion at the box office, not to mention many high-praising reviews from critics and fans alike, and it is because of this success that now DC Comics is trying to build up a cinematic Universe with 2013’s Man of Steel. You could even say that the success of Marvel films began in the early 2000s with X-Men (2000) and Spider-Man (2002), even though Marvel studios did not actually produce the films as such (they were made by Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Pictures). This success has even given Joss Whedon an even bigger boost than ever, after he heralded the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Avengers Assemble. So when fans became upset after the tragic death of Agent Phil Coulson in Avengers Assemble, the team decided to make a new Television series following Coulson and his team from SHIELD…

Atlantis (BBC) - Episode 1 Review

Atlantis is from the people who brought us Merlin, and even from the man behind the BBC Four series of Dirk Gently between 2010 and 2012. So, is it actually any good? The series opens with a young man called Jason going to find his father in a submarine vehicle under the ocean. However, we do not know his surname, his father’s name, where in the ocean he is, whether he is rich or poor, where he comes from, how old he is, what exactly his father was doing when he went missing, is his father presumed dead and a lot more. Then, none of this is even mentioned. I’ll make this review quite short, because the plot holes are pretty big. The episode seems to rush into a rushed story that rushes into an ending leaving Atlantis, which looks as Atlantis-esque as a squirrel. But when Pythagoras shows up, it gets so complex that you have no idea where you are, how Jason got there, when he is in history and what the heck happened to Jason’s submarine vehicle and his clothes. This episode sets up mys…