Titans – Season 1 Episode 8

“Donna Troy” With Titans‘ alternation between episodes following the principal story and those taking on meandering side plots, it would follow that we’re due for another of the latter, especially since such episodes are invariably titled after the characters brought in for a one-shot appearance. However, those churning out this tedious slog of a series…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 7

“Asylum” Alternating back into a ‘plot’ episode, the group investigate the possible location of Rachel’s mother, and in the process find out more about themselves than they would care to know. The end of the last episode insinuated something resembling answers would be coming when Dr Adamson woke up and wanted to speak to Rachel….

Titans – Season 1 Episode 6

“Jason Todd” After making strides towards moving the story along in the last episode, Titans now launches off on another directionless tangent episode with Jason Todd, bringing with it all the meandering plot and meaningless pseudo-development we’ve come to expect. The end of Together saw Dick face Dr Adamson and get some cryptic allusions to…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 5

“Together” Now that Titans has finally got all four of its main characters together (such a momentous achievement that the episode is even titled after it), you’d think that this is where things would actually start to happen. Well, you would unless you’d been paying attention. Meandering inaction has largely been the driving force of…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 4

“Doom Patrol” I think I see a pattern emerging. Titans’ first episode established more or less what the principal story was going to be, and to varying degrees introduced its main players. Then “Hawk and Dove” brought the narrative to a grinding halt, instead acting as a somewhat pointless and completely unasked for backdoor pilot…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 3

“Origins” Sigh. I really wanted to like Titans. After the first trailer appeared quite a lot of people were quick to write it off, but I genuinely thought it looked like it might be a lot of fun. I still want to like it, and I still want to believe that it’s salvageable and can…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 2

“Hawk and Dove” Remember last week when I said it would have been better if Titans had premiered with two episodes rather than just one? I take that back. If it actually had, and this meandering sequence of plotless wheel-spinning had been where things left off, then it’s unlikely many viewers would have bothered coming…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 1

“Titans” Titans is the first scripted show to air on new streaming platform DC Universe, and adds another to the informal set of dimensions in which the publisher’s properties are being adapted, existing as it does outwith the DCEU, the Arrowverse and whatever pocket reality Gotham takes place in. The Teen Titans are a supergroup…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

I had tried to make it along to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge last week, only for the IMAX projector to break. Thus, I had believed that fate had destined this current wringing out of the franchise for the last of its pennies had missed its chance of a review, Craig having vowed…

Gods of Egypt

So finally we have the chance to see Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt, I would say fresh from it’s disappointing box-office on its release in the US, but that was back in February, so “fresh” is a word that seems unwarranted. However, was the critical slating, a merge 12% on Rotten Tomatoes, and the lacklustre…