Black Panther Thoughts

For a variety of reasons, I put off seeing Black Panther.  Partly I’ve been down on the Marvel movies lately.  The DC movies have been better than they’ve been given credit for–very flawed movies, but more enjoyable than most people want to admit–and the Marvel movies took a step back.  Ant-Man was solid.  Captain America: Civil War was essentially Avengers 2.75 and fairly predictable, but more enjoyable than I thought it would be.  Doctor Strange was my personal favorite of the recent marvel movies.  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was bit too much of a rehashing of the first movie and didn’t really move the characters forward.  Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok didn’t even hold my attention long enough to actually go.  Might see them eventually, but I’m still in no rush.

So yeah, I finally saw Black Panther today.  Loved it.  I felt it was a movie where everything about it was right.  Casting, writing, the music, directing… In general, they got it right.  And it felt like the soft reset that the MCU needed.  I think part of my fatigue with the MCU was that it really felt like a lot of the stories were set up for the next movies rather than being there in their own story.  Black Panther really did feel like it was its own movie without needing significance to the rest of the MCU.  Which was good.

Overall it was great film, with a lot of great talent at work.  Even gave me a few ideas for where I might go with the Brigade.

What a Long Strange Trip…

New page is up.  As I’ve been hinting, the coming pages will be dealing a lot with the dynamics of character relationships and getting into how they fit together.  I’m going to get into the actual backstory for a lot of what is stated and hinted at later on, but there are a number of character attributes I’m really looking forward to playing around with.

Saw the other day that somebody liked the Facebook page I had set up for Order of the Dragon.  I had set it up initially so it be there and ready to go when I really got rolling with comics.  Then I forgot about it for awhile.  I’ve kind of been caught in this cycle of remembering about it, thinking about doing something with it, then forgetting about it all over again for awhile now.  Basically it’s all shared posts from here and Instagram.  Anyway, I’m thinking I should do more with it now that there are people actually liking it.  Just need to figure out what.