Sideshow’s Week in Geek: Superhero Movies We Saw This December!

Sideshow’s Week in Geek spotlights some of the exciting ways Sideshow employees celebrate life as pop culture fans on and off the clock. This week, we’re recounting our favorite movies we saw this month- superheroes, Spider-Men, and more!

From the return of a practically perfect Mary Poppins, to the rollout of a new Transformers spinoff with Bumblebee, December has been packed with cinematic superheroes of all shapes and sizes!  With Aquaman drowning the competition, and the Spider-Verse webbing up immense box office success, this month has offered adventures and emotions for every type of fan.

Check out what these Sideshow staffers had to say about their favorite films of December 2018- superheroes, Spider-Men, singing, and more!

(Mild spoilers ahead.)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

“Into the Spider-Verse gave me my first real introduction to Miles Morales, who is now one of my favorite characters in Marvel! The movie was an amazing experience!” –Brendan

“Into the Spider-Verse was a visual and imaginative revelation. More than just a superhero movie, it was a comic book movie in the truest sense. The story was amazing, the animation was spectacular- this was an absolutely sensational Spider-Man film!” –Amy

“Into the Spider-Verse is the best Spider-Man movie. Don’t @ me.” –Susan

“I. LOVE. LIV OCTAVIUS. Also, I may or may not have tried out Uncle Aaron’s “Hey…” method a few times… failing of course.” –Sam

Mary Poppins Returns

“That moment when Mary Poppins comes out of the sky for the first time in many many years- that was an unexpected emotional moment! One of the best family movies to come out in years.” –Chris

“Mary Poppins Returns rekindles the imagination of childhood for adults of today. Emily Blunt was charming and believable as everyone’s favorite nanny, and Lin-Manuel Miranda nails the light with ‘Trip a Little Light Fantastic’. But easily my favorite part was the return of classic, hand-drawn Disney animation!” –Dennis


“I am a long-time fan of Aquaman, and it was so rewarding to see all of the nods to different comics throughout the movie. James Wan’s interpretation of The Trench was amazing!  Mera is one of my favorite characters of all time, and she was really done justice in this movie. My fingers are crossed for a solo Queen Mera movie, and I really hope that the Julie Andrews Karathen is the DCEU version of Topo, because I would love to see more of her!  The after-credits scene was such a great tease- I can’t wait for a sequel with more Black Manta and Dr. Stephen Shin!” –Kiana


“Bumblebee was a fun, smaller-scale take on the Transformers film universe. Bee was surprisingly cute and hilarious, and the story has some moments that hit you right in the feels!” –Brendan

Ralph Breaks the Internet

“Wreck-It Ralph was a fun movie with what I thought were simple yet effective messages on important topics like emotional dependency, idolization, and more.” –Sam

“So, I love Vanellope and all, but I’d watch an entire movie of comfy Disney princesses teaming up!” –Susan

Big thanks to the Sideshow staffers who shared their experiences with us this week!  Be sure to check out our last Week in Geek, where we celebrated the epic release of the ultimate Nintendo fighting game- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

How have you Let Your Geek Sideshow this week?  Let us know in the comments.