The Works of Joss Whedon

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Films

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
    • This first attempt at bringing Whedon's character Buffy to the screen was fun and silly but lacked the spark of what was soon to come.
  • Alien: Resurrection
    • Ripley is back, via the magic of mumbjo-jumbo and hand-waved sci-fi technology. What's she going to do with her new-found lease on life? Fight aliens, of course, Let's take a look...
  • The Cabin in the Woods
    • A wry mash up of slasher tropes and meta commentary, this film nails everything it was meant to accomplish, and then some.
  • The Avengers
    • Bringing it all together, Marvel unites their heroes in a single movie, a capstone to their individual films that became a crossover smash hit.
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (MCU 11)
    • After the huge success of the first Avengers film, Marvel had high expectations for the sequel. We take a look at the film and try to figure out if it's a hit or a miss.
  • Justice League
    • The production of Justice League was troubled, with original director Zack Snyder leaving part way in (for family reasons) and Joss Wheddon coming in to do extensive rewrites and re-edits. Although the final film is watchable, it's still not great in comparison to the filmic output of Marvel.

Shows

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
    • A second stab (pun intended) at Buffy produces far superior results that ran for an impressive seven seasons.
  • Angel
    • Spinning out of Buffy, this show follows her off-again boyfriend, who's also a vampire, as he makes his was as a P.I. in Los Angeles.
  • Agents of SHIELD
  • The Nevers
    • Although started by Joss Whedon, this series has switched showrunners to distances itself from the disgraced creator, although his fingers still feel like they're all over the final work.

See Also

  • Buffy Reboot: We think on what a Buffy reboot should look like and whether its even a good idea.
  • Firefly Revival: Does Firefly need a revival, or a reboot, or is the magic of the show finally gone?

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