A little over two months ago I began my marathon heading to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and that meant I had a LOT to watch.
It began with the animated X-Men series which I watched all the way until about halfway through Season 3. That was an interesting ride with a lot of storylines that were quite fascinating, specifically the Phoenix storylines with Jean Grey. That was intense.
Then I got into the X-Men movies while tackling the MCU films I needed to watch too. That was a lot to finish but it was a super fun ride.
It was my first time watching all of the X-Men movies in a marathon fashion so it definitely provided quite the perspective. Such as the rebooted X-Men movies starting with First Class are way better than the first three X-Men films. Michael Fassbender’s Magneto is the undoubted MVP of those films, from his mesmerizing swagger to his constantly tragic storyline, Magneto is my favorite X-Men character and I don’t think that’s ever going to change.
X-Men: Days of Future Past and First Class were really fun but surprisingly X-Men: Apocalypse, despite its flaws, had me quite invested this time around. Magneto’s story is so heartbreaking in that movie.
It was, however, the final four installments in my marathon that were an utter blast to watch.
It feels like a lifetime ago when I was sharing updates of a movie from a comic-con but here we are. This week Cinemacon is taking place and there have been a whole bunch of exciting developments. So, let’s get to the movie news of the week.
The Greta Gerwig-helmed Barbie film starring Margot Robbie as Barbie, Ryan Gosling as Ken, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, and so many other actors has released its first official image. Here it is.
This is an amazing picture for only one reason: the car. It looks like an actual Barbie car brought to life and that alone is shocking. Now, is Margot Robbie giving me Barbie vibes? She’s blond, she’s pretty, but I’m not quite sure yet. We’ll see.
Apparently will be dropping on the same day as Oppenheimer next year, July 23.
The Batman is officially getting a sequel with Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves returning! While this isn’t necessarily surprising it is nice to hear.
Moon Knight did it. It made me cry…a lot. This week’s episode was origin storytelling at its finest. Like WandaVision‘s eighth episode, it takes a look back through Marc’s life and what we learn is nothing short of depressing.
This episode featured DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) in a way that felt so comprehensive and perfectly illustrated in this series. When the episode ended I literally couldn’t stop crying, even as I read people’s tweets about the episode and their tearful reactions to the series’ shocking outcome.
I feel like I know what’s going to happen next week which is fine because honestly, I want it to transpire. I need the showdown between Moon Knight and Ammit. I’m just hoping the finale wraps up this portion of the story in a nice bow and leads into an announcement of a second season because I need more Moon Knight. He’s a fascinating character and Oscar Isaac is a GREAT addition to the MCU, which is something I didn’t expect at all.
All in all, next week’s finale is setting up to be one to remember…I think.
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I watched Men in Black: International yesterday, expecting it to be the worst of the worst, and surprisingly, I enjoyed the film. Chris Hemsworth’s Agent H and Tessa Thompson’s Agent M are a lovable duo who have to take on a pair of creepy aliens to save the world. Yes, the plot was simple, mostly predictable, and some things didn’t make total sense but this movie made me laugh with its legitimate humor.
I smiled for nearly two hours straight as the film sent me on a rollercoaster ride in which I was waiting for it to take a shockingly bad left turn and instead, it never did.
This movie was much better than Men in Black II and honestly, I’d watch another film in this franchise starring Agent H and Agent M in a flash. They were great, the movie was simply fun, and I’m quite baffled about the movie’s low rating. Do people not understand how to have a good time watching movies anymore or…?
I’m giving this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars and 85 out of 100.
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Sonic the Hedgehogseems like a character that you could never make into a cinematic staple, leastwise inside of the real world alongside humans like the Transformers. And yet, Paramount has got a real gem on their hands. The first film, which came out two years ago, seemed like luck. Sure it was enjoyable but I didn’t think it would get a sequel. It did and yes, it’s fun.
Is it better than the first movie? Yes, and no. I found the first film to be funnier while this movie felt VERY cheesy throughout the film. The jokes were kind of lame at times and mostly everything was rather predictable and yet, I had a blast. I couldn’t stop smiling, I laughed, I gasped at some points, and I felt the thrill that only Sonic can give me.
This has now become a successful franchise and I am here for the ride. Now, if we don’t visit Green Hills in the next one what’s the point? Because seeing that world on the big screen would blow. My. MIND!!!! And they have to have the iconic music playing.
All in all, this is a fun movie for the family and if you like watching films that bring out your inner child, this is the movie to watch right now.
I’m giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars and 85 out of 100. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.
I can’t believe I’m writing this but yes, my short novel has its first official review. This is such a big moment for me. After working on this book for so many years hearing such a positive review has literally gotten me emotional.
This is just the beginning of my writing career and it’s getting off to a bang. Here’s the review if you’d like to read it.
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