Geekly World News – February 9, 2016

Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more. Today we have a special edition of GWN, featuring some of the trailers for comic book movies that played during the Super Bowl this past Sunday night.

First up, we have Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, coming to theatres on May 6, 2016.

My anticipation for this movie already couldn’t be any higher, and this trailer is keeping the hype train going at full speed. We get a very clear look at who’s on each side of the battle, though it remains to be seen how stable those allegiances are. I can’t wait to see it all play out on the big screen.

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Geek Spiel – Guilty Pleasures, Wrongly Accused: Why “Fun” Shouldn’t Be An Apology

Picture this scenario: you’ve just finished seeing your favorite big, summer blockbuster in theatres, and decide to meet up with some friends after. When asked what movie you saw, you tell them, only to receive looks similar to if you spontaneously grew a head out of your armpit that began singing broadway show tunes. The average opinion within your cadre is that said movie was crappy at best, and “utter trashdick” (hey, their words, not mine) at worst. For several minutes, to try in futility to defend the things you found good about it, but after being driven back by hordes of cynical derision, you relent to your only remaining weapon:

“Aww, c’mon guys, it was FUN…”

I think it’s reasonable to say that at some point, most of us have encountered a similar situation. You reveal one of your “guilty pleasures”, be it your love of low-budget 80s action films, the secret ABBA playlist that shall never be named, or that stack of Vampire Diaries books on your shelf, and eventually reach the point where you acquire that telltale, self-effacing pout in your voice, and do the social equivalent of a wolf rolling over onto its back in order to appease a series of snarling, geeky maws.

"C'mon guys, I know the acting was bad, but Megan Fox was hot, right? Right? Guys?"

“C’mon guys, I know the acting was bad, but Megan Fox was hot, right? Right? Guys?”

But since when did “fun” become a white flag?

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