Controversial topic number 1: who’s the best Robin?

So. There have been about as many Robin’s as there are Spiderman movies.

Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Tim Drake again, Damian Wayne, Carrie Kelly…..

But who is the best? Tough question!

And yes, there is a right answer. Here it is.

First lets introduce and eliminate some Robins.

imageDick Grayson was the first and most famous Robin of all. But is he the best? He certainly made the yellow ‘R’ and red and green tights famous, but his fame and skill didn’t reach it’s peak until he broke from the bat and became Nightwing! So he’s out!

imageJason Todd was only Robin for a short time before being beaten to death by the Joker with a crowbar and left to die in a bomb blast. Although he eventually came back as Red Hood, his time as Robin was ended quickly. So he’s out!

imageCarrie Kelly was the Robin in Frank Miller’s gritty Epic The Dark Knight Returns. She’s certainly got some certificates in badassery, however she’s not technically in the main universe so she’s out. But it’d be a shame not to mention her.

imageNext is Stephanie Brown. She was really only ‘Robin’ for a few issues, the rest of the time she was starting gang wars as spoiler and breaking them up to earn Batman’s trust. Then she died. So she’s out.

imageNext is Damian Wayne. He’s out. Hate him. He’s alright as a concept, and the development with him and Dick as Batman is interesting but he is literally the worst.

imageWhich leaves the one and only Tim Drake. He is legitimately the best Robin. He trained with Alfred, Nightwing and Bruce, his detective skills are the best of any Robin, he made the classic Bo-staff famous, he was the first Robin to have a solo title as a hero in his own right, not just a sidekick. And also he had the best costume! So Tim is king. Don’t think so, I’ll fight you.

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So that’s that! Hopefully you agree! Β It’s all matter of my opinion, of course!

Now here’s a funny picture.

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Peace out Homies!

The Great Game. aka 20 Questions.

The Game is Afoot!

Appreciate the Sherlock reference? Good! Just answering a few questions (20 to be exact!) to let you inside my mind!

Question Number the First: What is your name? Austin Geoffry Keith Burrows!

Question Number the Second: What is your Quest? To force my opinions on strangers on the internet!

Question Number the Third: What is your favourite colour? Blue!

Question Number the Fourth: Where do you live? I COME FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER! LA LA LA VEGEMITE SANDWICH!

Question Number the Fifth: Marvel or DC? Marvel over DC… Wait.. DC over Marvel!

WAIT! Marvel. DC…………… Batman. Just Batman.

Question Number the Sixth: Favourite Movie? The Dark Knight! The best Batman movie to date, and even if it’s not for long, I’ll always have the sentimental attachment to it.

Question Number the Seventh: How tall are you? 6’4! so, Tall! but a skinny tall.

Question Number the Eighth: Do you have any siblings? I have two older Siblings! A 28 year old brother and a 25 year old sister!

Question Number the Ninth: Favourite food? I LOVE ITALIAN FOOD!!

Question Number the Tenth: What is the last thing you bought? Β I’ve been working on a Urban Batman cosplay so I bought some armour for that. (Half way there. Go grab a drink, take a break, I’ll wait…)

Question Number the Eleventh: (Welcome back!) Favourite Marvel Hero? Either Wolverine or Spiderman… I do love Cap too though.

Question Number the Twelfth: Favourite DC Hero? I’d love to say Batman, but I recently went back and read some Nightwing, the Bludhaven arc to be exact. And I just love Dick’s journey after he breaks away from Bruce. So, Nightwing is my favourite DC character at the moment.

Question Number the Thirteenth: Favourite style of music? Music.. I really don’t have a ‘favourite’. But I was pretty much raised by Elvis and Sinatra, so I’d say Swing/Crooners.

Question Number the Fourteenth: Favourite TV series? Okay this changes almost daily! I’ll do an article on this in a few weeks! But off the top of my head, I’d have to say… TV.

Question Number the Fifteenth: If you could have any superheroes powers for a day, who’s would it be? Arm-Fall-Off-Boy! Who wouldn’t love to be able to pop their arms off and use them as a bat-like weapon…… yes, that’s a real power. no, it’s not my real answer. I’d probably pick Martian Manhunter. I just think he has it really well. He won the power jackpot! All the powers of Superman, Plus Shape-shifting, Telepathy, Invisibility, Intangibility all kinds of cool!

Question Number the Sixteenth: If you could live in a fantasy world, which one would it be? I’d love to be a Jedi, like before they all got slaughtered.

Question Number the Seventeenth: Favourite Cartoon? The old JLU animated series.

Question Number the Eighteenth: What are your hobbies besides movies and comic books? I love to sing and dance/perform on stage in general. I want to be a professional actor.

Question Number the Nineteenth: Relationship status? As Taken as Liam Neeson’s Family.

Question Number the Twentieth: What is most important in life? Serious answer time here. All I really want out of life is to share the things that I love with others, and hopefully inspire the same kind of passion.

 

So that’s me! Hopefully you enjoyed this little taste of me. That sounds dirty ahahahahah

Peace out Homies!

 

 

 

 

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming. A review of Awesome.

As the title suggests, I LOVED this movie!

Marvel definitely put their eggs in the right basket! The casting was fantastic, the story was rich with all that spidery goodness that we all know and love from the comics, and the action sequences, even the minor ones, were very visually stunning!

Let’s talk plot! (spoiler free!) So the film picks up after civil war but begins right after Avengers 1. Showing Micheal Keaton’s origin and motivation. (he’s fantastic btw, easily marvels best villain since Loki… not even exaggerating. Keaton wins at everything… the man was Batman for cryin out loud!) Fast forward 8 years and we pick up on a Peter Parker, fresh off his fighting alongside and also against The Avengers in Captain America: Civil War (great film also.) desperate to prove himself to Tony and the world. He makes a few mistakes and falls a lot, as Peter is prone to doing, but learns to be true to himself as both Spidey and Pete.

They did take some liberties with iconic characters, as Marvel has done in the past somewhat unsuccessfully, (cough cough Mandarin cough cough) But this time the unsuspected twists added another dimension to the story as a whole.

Now let’s talk Cast!

Tom Holland as Spidey… PERFECT!

Micheal Keaton as vulture… PERFECT!!!!!!

RDJ returns as Iron Man in a kinda Obi-Wan/Luke Mentor/Mentee relationship, which leads to some touching moments between the two, and also some comedic gold!

Jacob Batalon plays Ned. (no last name, like Madonna) he’s Peter’s right hand and confidante and provides more of the comedy than any of his co-stars.

There are other High school cohorts that are too many to name, but they all provide their own unique aspect to a character drenched environment.

Now… some negatives.

I really feel that Marvel still have no idea how to write compelling female characters… some iconic characters were reduced to fluttering eyelashes and one liners. I mean, they kinda got May right, even if she’s far younger than the worrying old lady that we know from the comics and Raimi’s trilogy, but the spirit of the character was there. Which is more than I can say for the characters of Liz and Michelle (I’ll talk more about them later.)

(Right now, actually) I never really remembered Liz Allan from the comics but I loved her in the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series, where she was a sassy cheerleader who grew up in a tough neighbourhood, in this, she’s a little more like a background character in a crappy teen drama, the quintessential ‘Popular’ girl…

The character of Michelle was honestly a little pointless… If they handled it right, she could’ve been a fresh update on a slightly outdated character but instead she was kinda Just there for no real reason other than an eye roll worthy reveal at the end when she gives Pete and friends her nickname. (I can’t tell you what it is, but I can tell you her initials are M and J…) Poorly handled in my humble opinion.

 

But all in all a very entertaining and exciting addition to the MCU, and I look forward to where they take it in the future!

4 out of 5 stars!

 

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Here’s some pictures that my girlfriend, Lorinda and I took just before we saw the movie!