Category Archives: Polls
The superhero/comic book/sci-fi landscape right now is filled with reboots, from Spider-Man, to Judge Dredd, to Robocop, to Total Recall, to Superman, to Green Arrow, and even Beauty and the Beast. Some may be good, some may be crap. And on top of that, some of the original’s are hard to live up to. I have no doubt that the new Dredd will be better than the original Judge Dredd, but Robocop is going to be a tougher sell for me. So far, I’ve liked everything I’ve seen from the reboots I’ve listed, although Beauty and the Beast feels like the weakest one for my tastes, they’re just moving too far away from the original Linda Hamilton/ Ron Perlman version and making it for the pretty faces of the CW audience.
But what I’m asking today is what series would you actually want to see a reboot of? I’ve listed several choices from the misguided take on Spawn, to ones that haven’t seen action outside of TV like Wonder Woman. Is there a comic actor today who could bring new life to the Mask or the Tick? The Ninja Turtles may have been squashed for now, but do they deserve a true to their origins style reboot? What about the Punisher, they’ve tried a few times and haven’t quite gotten him right yet? There’s also reboots of Fantastic Four, The Crow, and Daredevil in the works, though they’re all still pretty early in their productions and may still fall through, do any of them deserve a chance? Is there any others that I’ve failed to mention? Let your voice be heard, tell me what you think.
Click here for the poll on Facebook. The Polldaddy polls used by WordPress weren’t working the way I wanted them to, but on Facebook it’s very easy to add your own option so list whatever you want. It’s time once again to ask that age old question of what I should watch next. I’ve left this poll wide open, so just type in your choice, or pick a choice someone else has already put down. I have two other options because the system won’t let me create essentially a blank poll. Tomorrow’s movie will be Unbreakable, but it’s wide open after that. If you need some suggestions, check out the List – by Date for a big list of superhero movies. Or you can check below for DVDs that I own, but haven’t reviewed. Many of them I haven’t even watched yet because I bought them from the bargain bin for the specific purpose of watching them for this site. Note – I have both Nolan Batman movies, but I’m saving them for just before Dark Knight Rises.
Who Would Win in a Fight #2
It’s time for another round of Who Would Win in a Fight. This time there are no handicaps, just a pure hand to hand fight. In one corner there’s everyone’s favorite member of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson, which if you doubt his fighting abilities, be sure and check out the short film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer. In the other corner is the Green Hornet’s sidekick Kato. Once again, there’s no simple poll voting, you’ve got to explain your choice in the comments.
I’ve also got updates for the other games I’ve been running lately. I’ve got another Invasion of the Lambs screenshot game over at the LAMB. And if you haven’t yet, be sure and check out this site’s Facebook page for daily updates on the articles as well as a daily minimalist poster game. Here’s the leader board:
Dylan – 2
Morgan – 1
Dust Raven – 2
Silver Emulsion – 1
I think I’ve got a good three week rotation for these polls, though I wouldn’t mind figuring out a fourth category. This week is the website related poll, where I get your opinion on how I can make this site better, what things do you like, or what movies should I watch next. I’ll also be rotating between a general movie or superhero related poll and “Who would win in a fight?”. This week, I’m curious if there’s anything you would like to see more of on this site. I also want to point out a new icon at the top of the page next to my YouTube, Twitter, and RSS feed icons. I have a new Facebook page, so be sure and like it so you can get website updates that way. I may also introduce some type of game or discussion or something there in the near future.
I’ve been watching a lot of animation lately and wanted to know what you think about it? I’m a big fan of animation, both hand drawn and CG from Toy Story to Shrek to DC and Marvel animation to classics like Secret of NIMH to anime like Akira. The one thing that most people can’t get past is that it’s not a genre, it’s a medium. An animated movie can be anything from G to R to XXX, and even though popular opinion may slowly be changing, it’s still generally considered to be kids stuff.
Aside from the poll, I also wanted to plug another Lamb event – the Movie of the Month. Every month, up to 10 Lamb members choose a movie that gets put on a poll on the Lamb site (top right corner). The winner becomes the Movie of the Month and Lamb members are encouraged to watch and review it, and it’s also the topic of that week’s Lambcast. I tossed my hat in the ring this month with the movie that I enjoyed the most this past month, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. So if you want to hear me talk about the movie on a podcast, which will be my first podcast, go to the Lamb and vote for Gremlins 2!
Who would win in a Fight #1
Daredevil, sight restored
I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to come up with this. Whenever a discussion about superheroes comes up, there’s often the hypothetical “who would win in a fight?” question, and everyone has their opinions. I thought I’d do things a little bit differently and add a bit of flavor to the battle. There is no Polldaddy poll this time because the best part about these discussions is hearing the reasoning behind them, so vote in the comments section.
A little clarification for the detail minded. Both Spider-Man and Daredevil would have their sight removed/restored immediately before the fight, and all the disorientation that comes with it. Bring on the discussion!
I felt like it was time to get a little more feedback on this site, so I thought the best way to do that was via a poll. Next week’s poll will be something a little bit more fun. You can choose multiple options, just let me know what you like here. Is there anything that you don’t like? Is there anything missing? Let me know in the comments. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.
Last week I asked what your favorite X-Men was, this time around I’m asking who your favorite villain is? One great thing about the X-Men is that the villains are often just as interesting and complex as the X-Men themselves. Many times even becoming allies during different periods of time. Rather than just being evil for evil’s sake, though there are a few of those in there too, it’s their different ideologies that put them at odds with the X-Men. I pulled this list together mostly from my memory of the 90’s cartoon and the movies, if I left any biggies out please leave a comment telling me about them. Which one is your favorite? The all-powerful Apocalypse? The mysterious Mystique? Or one of the many government officials working to pass laws and public favor against mutants in general? Vote! Leave a comment! You know the drill. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.
Now that I’m getting around to watching the X-Men movies, I’d like to know who your favorite member of the X-Men is. One of the popular ones such as Wolverine, or one of the lesser known ones such as Havok or Jubilee. I’ve tried to include most of the major members from the movies and the 90’s cartoon that I’m familiar with, but I’m sure I’ve left some out. If your favorite’s not on the list, be sure to leave a comment telling me why I should have included him/her.
Post-Credits scenes, sometimes they’re cool, sometimes they’re ok, and sometimes they’re not there at all. How do you feel about them? Do you always sit through the credits regardless, or do you find out beforehand if you need to sit through them? If you stay and there’s no scene, do you feel cheated? If you leave and find out there was an awesome end scene, does it annoy you? And do you have a favorite one that you’ve seen?
I know the Avengers had not just one, but two post-credits scenes. There’s one right after a few of the main credits, and there’s yet another one after all of the credits. Do you think it’s overkill? Personally I enjoyed staying until the end, at least until I had a daughter. I haven’t tried staying to the end since then but I imagine it will be a struggle. And of course, there’s always home video where you can just skip past all the credits and cut straight to the bonus scene. Share your opinion, vote, leave a comment, tell me what you think. Tomorrow I’ll have my review of more cheesiness with Howard the Duck and on Wednesday I’ll share the story of what happened when I went to the theater for the first time in about four years. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.