Spoiler Free Review ‘Wonder Woman’ : A Sensational Origin Tale With Heart

Wonder Woman is a thrilling film that fans will find to be equal parts empowering and touching. Summary This picture takes us back to Diana’s (Gal Gadot) origins on her home island of Themyscria. Raised by her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) and trained by her sister General Antiope (Robin Wright), we are witness to the […]

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‘Steven Universe’ Excels In Wanted Special

For Memorial Day, Cartoon Network decided to showcase an event with Steven Universe. It premiered four episodes together in a special called Wanted. After the events of season four and an intense cliffhanger, fans were glad they didn’t have to wait very long for more new episodes. How does the special play out? The short […]

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‘House of Cards Season 5’ Review: Twisted And Diabolical For Our Pleasure

Premiering Tuesday, the fifth season of House of Cards returns to its deliciously sinister glory after two average seasons. Summary The new season picks up with about two weeks left in the election. Superfans of the show will read this and feel a sense of fatigue as most of the last season was dominated by the election. […]

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Scott Snyder & Tom King On What Elements Make Up Batman

Scott Snyder is one of the most influential Batman writers in recent memory, and Tom King is following suit with his own best-selling run on the Dark Knight. Monkeys Fighting Robots had the chance to speak with the two of them at MegaCon this past weekend, and we cut right to the chase. We asked them […]

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The WWE Universe Has An Extreme Twinkie Problem

Should WWE Extreme Rules even be a staple in our sports entertainment viewing diet?  You ever notice Twinkies don’t taste the same anymore? Seriously, you could have sworn that Twinkies seemed “sooooo much better” when we were kids? They MUST have messed with the recipe. Too many chemicals, right? What else could explain the gigantic drop off in […]

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DC on CW: Week in Review – Season Finale Wrap-Up!

This series has been a brief, semi-comedic review of the CW superhero shows. You can check out last week’s review post here, or see the tally of winners below. The only shows discussed will be ‘Arrow’, ‘Flash’, and ‘Supergirl’. There WILL be some spoilers discussed, so only look at the reviews you’re up to date on! SUPERGIRL “Nevertheless, […]

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Why Far Cry Is One Of The Best Video Game Series Out Right Now

Far Cry Far Cry 5’s trailer made me stop and think about what from that series excites me exactly. Is it those amazing trailers? Or how about how you can just get lost doing nothing for 4 hours? Maybe it’s how great the characters are? It’s all of the above and more! A lot of […]

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Calling For Help And Other Thoughts On Twin Peaks Parts 3&4

Twin Peaks continues to confound in its second two-episode installment. As Bad Cooper’s plan to evade the Black Lodge comes to fruition, the FBI catches wind of his presence. But is Bad Cooper’s plan merely survival? Spoilers, of course, follow. The Case As Coop continued his journey through the various levels of the Black Lodge, […]

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New Trailer for ‘Logan Lucky’ is Either Brilliant or Just Bizarre

The official trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s latest has just dropped, and the only word that truly describes the feel for it is ‘bizarre’. Channing Tatum reunites with the Magic Mike director to revisit the Ocean’s 11 concept, but with a sort of Dumb and Dumber-esque twist. Adam Driver joins Tatum as his brother, and who would have ever thought this […]

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Emotional Torment Exposed On ‘Attack On Titan’

SPOILER ALERT It’s hard to talk about this episode without finally giving big spoilers for what’s been happening this season. The last few reviews have danced around this issue but this one has to put all cards on the table to effectively talk about what happened in the episode. Keep this in mind before you […]

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Sofia Coppola Makes History At Cannes 2017 With ‘The Beguiled’

Sofia Coppola Is The Second Women In History To Win Best Director At Cannes As the results pour in from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, history is made. Sofia Coppola took home the Best Director award for her film ‘The Beguiled‘. This makes her the second women to win Best Director at Cannes, the first being Russia’s […]

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Soundtrack List Released

The official soundtrack list for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming has been released. Check it out below. Disclaimer: Although the definition of spoilers is highly debated, some might find these song titles to be filled with information that ruins key scenes in the movie. 1. Spider-Man Television Theme 2. The World is Changing 3. Academic Decommitment […]

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Creators Talk Candidly About Image Comics And “The Big Two”

MegaCon 2017 in Orlando held an ‘Image Comics at 25’ panel Friday afternoon with Greg Rucka, Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Scott Young, Gail Simone, and Cat Staggs. The creators gave their honest opinions about some of the big differences working with Image Comics as opposed to Marvel and DC. Twenty years ago, the dream if […]

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Joss Whedon Was Already Working on ‘Justice League’ Before Taking Over

News of The Avengers director Joss Whedon taking over for Zack Snyder for Justice League was shocking to many, but there’s more to the decision than originally thought. Following the announcement of Snyder’s departure to deal with personal matters, Whedon was already working on some additional scenes for the additional photography for the film. Snyder […]

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‘The Six Swords’ #1-2 Review: Irreverent Fun in the Not-So Old West

The charm of the spaghetti western has never quite faded from pop culture. The iconic soundtracks of Ennio Moriconi, the imposing figure of Clint Eastwood’s nameless gunslinger and the “against all odds” endeavors of the Magnificent Seven have ingrained themselves in our psyche. In recent times, the sensibilities of the spaghetti western have bled into […]

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‘Ant-Man’ Director Peyton Reed Mocks ‘Wonder Woman’ Backlash

Peyton Reed, the director of Ant-Man and the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is chiming on a rival DC Cinematic Universe film, Wonder Woman. The issue he’s taken to task with doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of the film or the direction of the universe. It’s all […]

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Review: Fairy Tail chapter 537

Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is finally ending! Only 9 chapters remain. FT started off strong but after the Tenrou Island arc, its quality sharply dropped. If you’ve read anything else I’ve written you know that I think it’s one of the worst manga out there right now. The only reason I still read it is […]

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Ottawa Comiccon 2017: Winding Down on Sunday

Ottawa Comiccon 2017 ran from May 12th-14th, and Sunday the 14th marked the final day of OCC. While many of the cosplayers had cleared out and the crowds had settled down, there were still plenty of people there to see such high-profile guests as Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Phil LaMarr (Futurama) […]

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Jason Aaron Talks ‘Star Wars’ And His Love For Ben Kenobi

At MegaCon on Friday, Monkeys Fighting Robots had the chance to ask Star Wars writer Jason Aaron about the old Ben Kenobi stories he’s incorporated into the title. For those not up-to-date on Marvel’s main Star Wars title, Luke has discovered the journal that Obi-Wan/Ben kept while in exile on Tatooine. Aaron has used this as a device to […]

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Review ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Fails To Capture The Series Past Magic

The 5th installment of Pirates of the Caribbean is derailed by substandard performances and a weak narrative. Summary The film begins with an engaging prologue centered around our new male lead played by Brenton Thwaites. We quickly find out that he’s playing Henry, the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) who was cursed to spend the rest […]

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