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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Agents of Shield Review

It's coming to the end now. This mightiness of a show that has grown and molded itself into quite an program that instead of focusing on the superheroes of the stories they focus on the people that stop them. We get to see how their lives are affected by saving the world and what the consequences can have for the world and their fellow team members.
As the team readied themselves to infiltrate Hydra to save Lincoln and Deathlok, my mind became a bit muddled as to how the season finale would wrap everything that is happening with integrity and some awesome action sequences with a dollop of heart and character.
The atmosphere surrounding the team's reunion felt very prominent to everything that has led up to this point because you saw the scars and betrayal behind everyone's eyes.
It highlighted the journey that the team has been on and how one members action can affect everyone else's beliefs on who to trust and who's side they are really on.
Specifically, I was not expecting Simmons to be the one who would take her revenge on Ward so hurriedly and openly.
I thought she would be the one to stop everyone from trying to blow Ward's head off even though she feels exactly the same as them.
I'm guessing that his betrayal was too much for her and the impact that Fitz's brain damage must have had on her two must have influenced her actions hugely.
More so, I've been hearing that there is definitely more to Skye's Mum then has been revealed as I can see how she ever so slightly likes to take control of everyone especially Rayna, now that she knows that her powers can tell the future.
This gives her the upper hand and gives her exactly what she's wanted- to be able to control and manipulate the events of the future for her own advantage. No doubt it is to do with her own mischievous plans.
Ever more, there was a very clear justification for why May was very clearly angry at Coulson for meeting up with her ex-husband without telling her.
It's clear that Coulson's trust means a lot more to her than she lets on and without you can't be much of a team player.
This episode displayed a very intriguing cliffhanger with regards to the sceptre and it's purpose/origins. Could it be something to do with the Avenger's perhaps? Mmmmmmmm.........

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Agents of Shield Review

Concluding from last episode, I found that the pacing differed slightly because the adventure that Skye had with her father seemed to be a little slow and I didn't really understand why Skye was so insistent when it came to getting her Dad away from her mother.
I thought she would know that her Mum could just follow her and not realize that she might try and contact Shield.
My heart wrenched when Skye and Coulson locked eyes and were so close to becoming a team again and then Gordon cruelly zapped her and Cal away again. 
The relationship between Coulson and Ward was really strange because I feel like Ward still cares for Coulson in some way but then wouldn't hesitate to put a bullet through him. It's the same with Coulson; there is some respect for each other I think as Ward would like to be the man that Coulson is and therefore Coulson pities Ward for his terrible upbringing.
Additionally, I was outraged that May ended up telling the real Mac and Bonnie about Simmons duplicating the boxes; Simmons trusted her and I felt like May should have stuck with that and kept her loyalty to the team.
Cal has become a bit of a wayward fit into the fold as his undecided fate seems to bring a haze and uncertainty to where he even fits in the story anymore.
The fight scenes with Lincoln and Deathlok consumed the action into thrust punches, sizzling electrical fizzles and powerful fisty cuffs that brought some heart pounding moments especially as Lincoln nearly fried Deathlok's body.
I don't know where the story is heading which is a compliment that I am freely throwing out there.
Whatever happens I will gladly be there for the ride!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Agents of Shield Review

As a starting point, I very much enjoyed the flashbacks that we saw of how May became the person she now is. 
How she came to be this very blank, stern and almost emotionless character renders itself to seem acceptable now as she believes that she doesn't deserve to feel anything other than that she thinks that all she can focus on is the mission and kicking the bad guys butts.
Connecting with this, we were opened up into a little bit of Skye's past as well as she explained to her ageless mother that she never felt like she belonged anywhere.
To which her mother then admits to who she really is and may I point out that the scene where Skye causes an avalanche and creates a song by manipulating the water were two of the most unique and memorable that I have seen of the show.
I've been finding it hard to connect with Raina's character as I don't feel like she fits into the current stories and am not particularly interested in where she progresses from here.
However, I was incredibly in awe of the prosthetic make up that was created for her new transformation.
I'm really loving that Simmons and Fitz are on their own mini missions to in a way reunite the team back together as I feel like their place on the team hasn't really been as included as I think they could have been.
Skye's mother is a very engaging character that I find to be somewhat of two people as she seems like a really compassionate and caring person but then I've seen glimpses of a more ruthless side an example being that when Cal asked to see Skye after being left in a room for who knows how long, she very calmly replied, 'No'.
It is just the way that she says it is a bit of a defining maliciousness that sent shivers down my spine as she held such gravitas in that one word.
The stories are flying by with some unique surprises and mysteries to yet to be told. I hope we see more of Skye's new found powers and she is reunited with her Shield family some time soon.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Agents of Shield Review

The latest installment of Agents of Shield was filled with mystery and unknown motives relating to the superior beings that Skye has become.
The known thought is that Skye's mother which has somehow not aged at all and from what I thought was dead but then Coulson died and then was brought back to life so I can believe it.
I found Skye's curiosity over her powers and what she can achieve with them was very enlightening to watch as she came to see a different perspective on their purpose. 
More importantly, the team managed to remain somewhat in spirit when Fitz revealed that Simmons had been secretly working with him to swap the mini black boxes.
This viewer was very relieved to know that when there friendship was at the forefront of keeping whatever is the purpose of the box a secret.
Gordon seemed to be a split of a healing hand to a out of control being that feels very strongly against the actions of Skye's father who feels like he is becoming a bit of a loose thread.
Not to say that he hasn't been an strong asset when bringing the action and drama to his quest to finding his daughter, but I think now he seems wasted just being left in that room not doing much other then covering his hands with his blood.
Another big question to entail this episode; Will May decide to join the Shield panel or will she run off into the night to search for Coulson and Skye. I do so hope that she will choose the second.
There were some endearing moments where Skye was hovering in the air, Coulson's determination was a needed element which then slotted nicely with Simmons and Fitz taking their responsibility for the mysterious box to a sneaky conclusion.