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Review: Luke Cage: Episode 2- Code of the Streets

Editor’s Note: This the continuation of our look at the Marvel’s Luke Cage of Netflix and if you haven’t, check out Episode 1.

In the beginning of this episode, we see the opening scene is a time jump.  Luke is standing in the dark looking at a building in Harlem. Then a kid holding gun and points it at the back of Luke’s head.  He demands the reason for his presence.  Luke ends up telling the kid “I’ve had a long day. I am tired.”  With those statements, we know the episode is going to be intense.  Plus, with a title Code of the Streets, there is a slim chance that this episode is not going to end in pain.

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Luke Cage: Episode One – The Future is Hopeful

Editor’s Note: We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the Luke Cage series so much we decided to breakdown each episode for you. Starting this week! If you haven’t seen it yet you should. If you wanna re-live the glory check out our podcast! WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

I was really excited when the release date for the Luke Cage series was revealed. I absolutely loved Luke’s mini appearance in Jessica Jones. I loved them as a couple and secretly want them to have cute little interracial babies.

Alas, that was not to happen since Luke left to live in Harlem.

One of the first things that struck me about how the show went about introducing Luke was that there wasn’t a moment in those first moments that the camera tried to focus on him.

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This is an interesting choice, cinematically.

If there’s one thing I learned from my MFA in film editing is that there is never a fluke in the way the final product is constructed. Our eyes aren’t automatically drawn to Luke because that’s how he wants to be seen, or not seen. He is trying very hard to lay low. Very hard.

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Power Rangers Trailer: This is Not Power Rangers

Skeptical did not even begin to explain my feelings about the initial announcement of the movie reboot of the Power Ranger series. Much like my feelings when the Jem movie was announced – I wasn’t impressed.

I’m even less impressed with the trailer.

Nerdist nailed it on the head when they basically called the trailer a throwback to The Breakfast Club and Chronicle, both really good movies in my opinion. Breakfast Club is that classic teenage rebel, misfit group. Chronicle is probably one of the most underrated found footage superhero themed films. It is also how I fell madly in love with Michael B. Jordan.

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