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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer

Not really worthy of a full review as it's just a few minutes long, but I thought this connective piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was still worth recognising. I'd love to see more of these One-Shots to provide those extra links between the movies, even if they are just home release extras.


Anyway, this is a fun short film starring the always excellent Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson as he stops for gas (and donuts), only to find himself fighting off two armed men attempting to rob the place. It's funny, and the action is really good even if it is over quickly.


Gregg is great with both the humour and the physical side of the role, and you can see why Marvel Studios used his character as the link bringing the various franchises together ahead of The Avengers. I'm so glad that he's going to be back in Captain Marvel, and would love to see more of Agent Coulson if possible after the events of the latest season of Agents of SHIELD.


Fulham 1-5 Arsenal

Seriously, Unai Emery is just taking the piss out of Arsene Wenger's dreadful away record from last season, briefly taking Arsenal up to third place in the league. That's now nine consecutive wins in all competitions for the first time since 2015 - and something Spurs are yet to do in the 21st century.


Some might criticise the fact that it's another game without a clean sheet, but I'm starting to believe this openness against 'lesser' teams is actually intentional. Despite losing against Man City and Chelsea, there was at least an (unsuccessful) attempt to try and match, or at least contain, them.


I think Emery realises the attacking prowess of this team and is trying to get his side to click going forward, trusting the players to be able to out-score the teams we should be beating, and leaving the defence as something to work on when we really need to.


Obviously, I may be way off the mark there, but there is a noticeable difference in how the side has been set up and performed against the last two sets of Premier League champions in comparison to the teams we've beaten on this winning streak.


Schedule

Following on from the above, there'll be a review of Thor tomorrow, followed by a look at the first season of Sherlock on Wednesday. Those are the only two things set in stone right now, but I'm sure I'll find other movies or games to look at for the rest of the week.

 

Currently playing

Spider-Man - finally finished act two and this game is heading back downhill for me, with some baffling design choices and over-scripted encounters steadily eroding the good will that had been slowly building up

 
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