Daredevil: Is it wrong that I like the villain?

Daredevil-Wilson-Fisk-Poster-2015-Netflix-Vincent-DOnofrio-800x1167I’m reposting this review to celebrate the release of Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix

As I wrote last week, I enjoyed arvel’s Daredevil. Yet, as much as I liked protagonist Matt Murdock, I found the antagonist, crime boss Wilson Fisk (played by Vincent D’Onofrio), even more fascinating. This man is easily one of the most compelling characters in the Marvel franchise. Even as I loathed his actions, I also pitied him.

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Daredevil: The last TV hero?

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I’m reposting this review to celebrate the release of Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix…

n the post-9/11 era, “heroes” became persona non grata in popular culture. Viewers seemed to view “hero” as equivalent to “simplistic” or “dull,” which didn’t fit the moral ambiguity and complexity of the times. Antiheroes – protagonists who lacked the moral bearings of conventional heroes – became more popular. In shows like Battlestar Galactica, the protagonists would engage in torture or kill unarmed prisoners to achieve their aims. Game of Thrones goes out of its way to punish characters that display heroic traits. Continue reading “Daredevil: The last TV hero?”

“Mass Effect 2”

MassEffect2_coverI don’t have much to say about Mass Effect 2, except to say that it’s good. Very good. ME2 continues Shepard’s story from the first game. The bench of characters is larger this time around and more diverse. Throughout the game, there are specific missions tied to each character (loyalty missions) where you explore that character’s past or help them make a difficult decision. The ending, rightly praised as one of the best in video game history, ingeniously changes based on the player’s relationship with each character. Continue reading ““Mass Effect 2””