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Powers: A PlayStation Original Series | Episode 1


Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

The first episode of the graphic novel adaptation is up on youtube. I believe this was in development at FX for while but it never got past the pilot. While I'm surprised it's coming from the Playstation Network, I really shouldn't be. Everyone's trying to get into the content business these days. I hear overstock.com has stuff in the works -- seriously.

Pacing seemed a little off to me but pilots are difficult beasts so stuff like that happens. Reminds me of  a grittier Heroes. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward work well off each other as the leads. The budget is supposedly comparable to House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Orange is the New Black. However, last time I checked, characters weren't flying, teleporting, or firing energy blasts on those shows. Something to keep an eye on over the 10 episode run. You have wonder how long this superhero bubble will last but with stuff like this and the upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix, I reckon it might be a while longer...
 


Powers: A PlayStation Original Series | Episode 1


Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

The first episode of the graphic novel adaptation is up on youtube. I believe this was in development at FX for while but it never got past the pilot. While I'm surprised it's coming from the Playstation Network, I really shouldn't be. Everyone's trying to get into the content business these days. I hear overstock.com has stuff in the works -- seriously.

Pacing seemed a little off to me but pilots are difficult beasts so stuff like that happens. Reminds me of  a grittier Heroes. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward work well off each other as the leads. The budget is supposedly comparable to House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Orange is the New Black. However, last time I checked, characters weren't flying, teleporting, or firing energy blasts on those shows. Something to keep an eye on over the 10 episode run. You have wonder how long this superhero bubble will last but with stuff like this and the upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix, I reckon it might be a while longer...
 


Powers: A PlayStation Original Series | Episode 1


Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

The first episode of the graphic novel adaptation is up on youtube. I believe this was in development at FX for while but it never got past the pilot. While I'm surprised it's coming from the Playstation Network, I really shouldn't be. Everyone's trying to get into the content business these days. I hear overstock.com has stuff in the works -- seriously.

Pacing seemed a little off to me but pilots are difficult beasts so stuff like that happens. Reminds me of  a grittier Heroes. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward work well off each other as the leads. The budget is supposedly comparable to House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Orange is the New Black. However, last time I checked, characters weren't flying, teleporting, or firing energy blasts on those shows. Something to keep an eye on over the 10 episode run. You have wonder how long this superhero bubble will last but with stuff like this and the upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix, I reckon it might be a while longer...
 


Powers: A PlayStation Original Series | Episode 1


Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

The first episode of the graphic novel adaptation is up on youtube. I believe this was in development at FX for while but it never got past the pilot. While I'm surprised it's coming from the Playstation Network, I really shouldn't be. Everyone's trying to get into the content business these days. I hear overstock.com has stuff in the works -- seriously.

Pacing seemed a little off to me but pilots are difficult beasts so stuff like that happens. Reminds me of  a grittier Heroes. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward work well off each other as the leads. The budget is supposedly comparable to House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Orange is the New Black. However, last time I checked, characters weren't flying, teleporting, or firing energy blasts on those shows. Something to keep an eye on over the 10 episode run. You have wonder how long this superhero bubble will last but with stuff like this and the upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix, I reckon it might be a while longer...
 


Powers: A PlayStation Original Series | Episode 1


Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

The first episode of the graphic novel adaptation is up on youtube. I believe this was in development at FX for while but it never got past the pilot. While I'm surprised it's coming from the Playstation Network, I really shouldn't be. Everyone's trying to get into the content business these days. I hear overstock.com has stuff in the works -- seriously.

Pacing seemed a little off to me but pilots are difficult beasts so stuff like that happens. Reminds me of  a grittier Heroes. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward work well off each other as the leads. The budget is supposedly comparable to House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Orange is the New Black. However, last time I checked, characters weren't flying, teleporting, or firing energy blasts on those shows. Something to keep an eye on over the 10 episode run. You have wonder how long this superhero bubble will last but with stuff like this and the upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix, I reckon it might be a while longer...
 


Heroes meets Skins



Misfits is an upcoming UK series about five delinquents who get superpowers after being struck by lightning. Invisible Dude, Time Traveling Guy, Mind Reader Girl and Aphrodisiac Chick so far -- BTW, those are my nicknames. The fifth guy hasn't shown any special abilities... yet. Don't know about this one, but it can't be any worse than the current season of Heroes.

Wolverine Anime Trailer



Well, this is certainly an "interesting" interpretation of the iconic Marvel hero. Kind of girly in my opinion, but that's the way of anime protagonists. Don't know if it will go over well with hardcore Wolverine fans. I sat through the Gotham Knight anime, which was okay, so I'd probably give this a shot.

The Incredible Hulk




A much better effort than Ang Lee’s version. Edward Norton makes a great Banner -- although I gotta say, Liv Tyler
One of the biggest challenges of a superhero flick is to make the protagonist's civilian life seem interesting. Banner (and Betty) on the run from the military works as a Bourne-styled thriller. I also dug the way the film didn’t go for the money shot right away, instead they hid the Hulk in the shadows at the soda plant in Brasil -- very much like a horror movie. The transformation scenes could have been handled a little better -- hastily put together and I don’t recall seeing the Hulk change back to Banner.

Ultimately, things falls apart when the third act turns into a lame CGI smackdown. Look Hollywood, nobody above the age 12 cares about two computer generated behemoths trading blows. Nothing is at stake -- except for the city of New York, yet again. At least “Transformers” was smart enough to give the puny humans something to do. Here, everybody stands around and watches. I have a copy of the script on the hard drive, will have to do a little compare and contrast...

One more thing, the scene where the Hulk kicks Tim Roth in the chest didn’t ring true to me. The Hulk is this rampaging monster, but Bruce Banner still exists somewhere inside him and he’d never allow that.