Well another Christmas holiday has passed and with the usual good will toward men and the typical humdrum of Christmas carols now safely tucked away until next year, it's time to savor and enjoy the loot that has came our way. Mine was a good haul, a rich bounty of TV shows and movie flicks which are filled with superheroic daring-do.
First up is Deadpool, a movie I've never seen but my daughters had heard was worth not only my time but theirs. We're going to try and watch this weird movie later before they have to go back home. Looking forward to it. I've never read a single comic showcasing this satiric version of the character but I hear good things from those who adore the character.
Next comes X-Men Apocalypse, a movie which I've reviewed here. I'm eager to see if my opinion has changed since last year and if the small screen makes a difference. It's been my experience that X-men movies hold up quite well.
A big surprise and a very pleasant one is Batman V Superman - Dawn of Justice. I loved this admittedly grim flick like I did the Superman solo movie which preceded it. It is not without flaws as this review reveals, but still I'm jazzed to have it at my ready disposal.
And finally the one gift I actually requested. Captain and the Soldiers of the Future was a kids show with a difference in the late 80's. It had some impressive computer graphics when such things were a relative rarity and the story was surprisingly rugged for a show which purported to be for youngsters. I've long wanted it but always balked for some reason and now am pleased as punch to have it in hand.
Add to all this a horde of new clothes, a trippy new sweater, as well as a sleek new coat (a little too stylish for my personality possibly) and I'm well fitted for the cold new year which is coming with plenty of protection and entertainment.