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Powerless: Parks and Wreck


For every super fight, there is a city. For every awesome altercation, there is destruction, and largely comic book films have only just begun addressing the fact that heroes like to break stuff. The good guys win and the bad guys get sent away to Arkham or some frightening super-max designed specifically for villain shenanigans. But the aftermath is always, almost the same. Powerless deals with the aftermath and the prevention of each violent event. Luckily, Wayne Securities is tasked with the burden of helping regular people deal with their weird, violent world.

Epi-Pens and plagiarism

This series takes place in the fictionalized Charm City, which is apparently the brighter, more colorful neighbor of Gotham. Day to day, Charm City is bombarded by villains and heroes come to save the day. Of course after a while, any person will get jaded when they have to live in constant fear of city level destruction. So as Emily, played by Vanessa Hudgens, watches in awe as her morning commute is disturbed by a massive fight, other citizens just try their best to ignore it. At work, it’s revealed that Emily is tasked with helping motivate the staff of the strangely start-up like Wayne Securities.

The company’s hugest accomplishment was the creation of the Joker gas epi-pen, but ever since that, Wayne Securities has been coasting and just choose to rip off Lex Corp. It’s a funny premise and the topic of people dealing with super hero destruction is unique. However, that doesn’t mean the series is wholly original.



Old Familiar Places

It’s not far-fetched to say that Powerless follows sitcom formulas quite closely. The cast is made up of familiar faces like Danny Pudi and Alan Tudyk, both of which bring their bubbly charms in spades. Vanessa Hudgens plays the quirky bright eyed, small town girl quite well but this is where the series kind of falls into same-y territory. There are inspirations taken from a number of other comedy shows like Parks and Rec, along with other series that feature quirky characters and goofy office shenanigans. At the same time, Powerless also leans heavily on wink and nod humor in its references to the DC universe at large.

DC's Powerless

DC’s Powerless

The Staying Power

At the end of the day, Powerless is an inoffensive sitcom with a lot of comic book references and a bit of potential. The first episode has just come out and a lot of other shows only find their stride after a few more episodes. It’s a fun watch and only the future will tell whether or not this show will get a bit cleverer. Try it out, because there are a few funny gags in its half hour run time and its closest rival, Marvel’s Damage Control, won’t be out for a bit longer.

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Don’t mess this up Snyder! (Even The Fans Are Working Hard On Trailers)

BatmanVSuperman Poster

First off, this is a fan made trailer. Let’s just make that clear.

One of the most epic fights (at least in my belief…nerds don’t hate!) in DC history is about to go to the silver screen and from what little the trailer shows us,  we can only sit on the edge of our seats and wait for the battle to begin. Actor choices (Affleck? seriously? but on the other hand, Mr. White!?) and all that fluff aside, in my head I can hear the whole of nerdom shush and keep still. They force themselves to keep quiet.

From time to time a member of their collective apprehensively goes over its archive of comic books to check and recheck their fictional facts gleaned from long and trying times of days past. They study and how much do they hope and expect to see what they know retold to them in full gamut of DC glory! And after purchasing their ticket and sitting and watching for two hours or so, they only wish to go home happy with what they have seen. After all, they want nothing but the movie to be a success. So Mr. Snyder…I hope you do not fail…you have, in your hands, the tender hopes of every living and breathing geek that walks this world.

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This Elusive BatmanVSuperman Teaser Trailer

This elusive BatmanVSuperman teaser trailer has been put up and teared down countless time in the past day. Hopefully it is still up by the time we post this.

(We will try and update the link as the day progresses or maybe you folk can just comment below)

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