A New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Trailer Is Here

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has already showed in the first two trailers its humor, eye-popping visuals, intense action, and a new character that I’m elated to see a little further. Now a new trailer has come out with even more of all of these factors. Here it is.

This new trailer is undoubtedly the best one so far. The song for the trailer is impeccable and had me still humming the catchy tune after the trailer was over. I loved that they started the trailer off with the humorous banter between Gamora and Star-Lord about the fact that she has a rifle. Only the Guardians of the Galaxy would have a conversation about what weapon each person has in the midst of a giant, tentacle monster falling from the sky. That’s classic Guardians stuff.

I also enjoyed seeing more of the adorable Baby Groot. I already think that, besides Mantis who is still a complete mystery, he’s my favorite character in the movie. He’s so cute but is just as tough as the rest of the team. I can’t wait to see him in action.

What mainly excited me about this trailer was that amazing new world they showed. It was so beautiful and one thing I love in movies are gorgeous, otherworldly settings.

And yes, I still haven’t the slightest clue of what’s going on. That’s the important thing. When I watch a trailer for a movie I want the content to be substantial enough for me to be enthusiastic about the film but not enough content where I can already tell what’s going to happen. Every single Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer has left me ready for May 5 and completely clueless about what this movie is about. And to top the icing on the cake now we’ve seen Star-Lord’s dad. What?! That’s exciting.

All in all this is a fantastic trailer and I’m counting down the days until its premiere.

What I Think About The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Movie was great because it was hilarious. I mean it was a very, very funny movie. From the comical song “Everything Is Awesome” to the Milennium Falcon showing up with Lando, C-3PO and Chewbacca trying to find Naboo so they could go to a party. And yes, Batman was the funniest character in The Lego movie with his grumpy personality and his “sweet” ninja moves. This is the thing though. While I watched The Lego Movie I never felt like I was watching a children’s film. Yes it was an animated movie and yes it was for children but even I could enjoy it at the age of fifteen. With The Lego Batman Movie I couldn’t and let me explain why.

It has been three years later and I am much older and mature than at the time The Lego Movie came out but that’s not the reason I didn’t enjoy this movie as much. It just wasn’t as inventive and genius as The Lego Movie. For the first, I’d say twenty or so minutes, the only main characters in the movie were Batman, The Joker, and a little bit of his butler, Alfred, and I have to say this was when the movie was at its best. Batman is so funny. I was chuckling throughout the entire first section of the movie. In fact there was one part that was so funny it literally brought tears to my eyes. Then the other characters came into the mix such as Robin and the new commissioner Gordon/Batgirl and the movie began to decline rapidly.

The jokes, which at the beginning of the film, were smart and hilarious became corny and not that great. The story ended up going in circles about family and Batman not wanting to bring the notion of a family back into his life because he was afraid to lose people who are close to him again. It was the longest hour and forty-seven minute movie I’ve ever watched…and I don’t mean that in a good way. For at least an hour of the movie I knew exactly how it was going to finish but it took way too long to get to the point. At the end it seemed like the writers were trying to squeeze tears out of the audience with this too long sentimental moment that had me sighing in exasperation. When the movie ended and the credits came on I was so relieved. I was like, “Yes, the movie’s finally over!”

Another thing this movie missed were the songs. I was getting a serious Rocky IV vibe from this movie and I’ll tell you why. Rocky III has one of the best movie songs ever with “Eye of the Tiger.” That song was so good that Rocky IV tried to do the same thing and had, I think, three songs. The songs for Rocky IV however were very corny. Unfortunately that’s what happened with The Lego Batman Movie. “Everything Is Awesome” was such a perfect song for The Lego Movie that they tried to make some good songs for The Lego Batman Movie and ultimately failed. Now Batman had his own theme song which I will say is very funny and should have been the only song in the movie. Alas they went overboard with the music and therefore lost me in that category as well.

Now I will say the animation was spectacular. The action scenes were amazing and really had me nodding my head in appreciation. I watched it in a regular theater but I definitely see why it was put in IMAX. That category of the movie was spot on.

Even though I didn’t like the movie as much I still think it’s a great children’s movie. It really explained the value of family and I always think it’s nice when a children’s movie or tv show teaches an important life lesson. This movie would definitely be an A+ for children between the ages of three and eight years old. Older children might not enjoy it as much but I’m sure they’ll still love it. This movie is definitely not catered to people eleven years old and up. It’s just a little too corny. If you have young children though I highly recommend you take them to this film. They will have a splendid time.

This is how stark the contrast was for me and the type of movies I usually watch. The last movie I watched in the movies was Rogue One. Yeah, the movie where everyone on the poster died. That’s a lot different from The Lego Batman Movie. Now I’m not saying I don’t like PG movies. I watched Zootopia last year (congratulations on the Oscar by the way) and I loved it. I loved how they really brought to mind how animals would live if they lived like us. And the area where the mice resided was genius and hilarious. I also watched Frozen and I loved that film as well. Who doesn’t love Frozen though? I haven’t seen Moana yet but one day I will definitely watch it because I do enjoy Disney’s animated films. The Lego Batman Movie just happened to be one of those films where the content was too young for me.

Lego Batman is once again the highlight of the film. He is so funny that I kind of like him more than Ben Aflleck’s version of Batman. Sorry Ben but you’ve got to step it up. If the movie had solely been about Batman and there weren’t any sidekicks I have no doubt it would’ve been much more enjoyable. Unfortunately that was not the case so I give this film a solid B.

Well that’s my opinion on The Lego Batman Movie. Thank you for reading my review. Be sure to come back tomorrow because I will be talking about the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. Until then I hope you have a great day.

My Review of Heir of Fire

Spoiler Alert!

For the past two days I have been writing reviews on the Throne of Glass novels. Yesterday I wrote about how much I enjoyed the perfect second entry in the series named Crown of Midnight. Now I will write about the third book in this epic series. There will be a few spoilers from Crown of Midnight so if you don’t want to know the gist of what happens please do not read any further.

Why the Heir of Fire Is So Great

Sarah J. Maas does it again. She has made another book that makes the series even better and I will explain why. In this third book Celaena has left Rifthold due to terrible events that have taken place. She sails to the country, Wendlyn across the sea. I will not tell you exactly why she’s going to Wendlyn but it’s very exciting. When she reaches the country she faces ancient creatures, befriends a stern warrior named Rowan, and confronts old demons she’s been running from for most of her life. Chaol and Prince Dorian are also going through things of their own back in Rifthold. Their story is just as important as Celaena’s compared to the other two books in the series. This entry into the series feels much longer than the other two even though it’s just about a hundred pages longer than Crown of Midnight. I will say there aren’t as many exciting twists and turns in Heir of Fire as in Crown of Midnight but the story is so good it doesn’t matter. What happens at the end of this book is so terrible and devastating it literally made me cry.

I give Throne of Fire a six out of five stars. Yes I gave it a six. That’s the level that this book is on. It’s better than average, it’s better than good, it’s stupendous. Before you read this book you have to read the first two books in the Throne of Glass novels to really understand what’s going on. If you do read this incredible novels you will not be disappointed. I haven’t read the fourth installment in these epic series but when I do will have another review for you to enjoy.


The Date for Rogue One on Blu-Ray Is Here

Another awesome update in the world of Star Wars has surfaced. It is official. On April 4 you will be able to own Rogue One on DVD. And if you’re not picky and just want Rogue One digitally it’ll be available on March 24. I am so excited! I can’t wait to see all of those awesome action sequences again. Especially the Death Star destroying Jedha. That’s going to be fun to watch.


Of course I’m not only excited to see the movie again but I can’t wait to see all of the bonus features. I won’t spoil the surprise and list all of the special features but there are a few I’m really excited to see. There’s one feature that’s really cool. It’s about how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the concept for Rogue One and why it was picked to be the first Star Wars stand-alone film. The second feature that’s also interesting is a feature on how they made Rogue One look the way they did. The only thing is it doesn’t say if there will be deleted scenes or not. If there aren’t any that would be a huge disappointment.

If you would like to see all of the features and different packs that are available you can go to Star Wars’s official website. I hope this makes you just as excited as me because I’m ecstatic. April is going to be an awesome month for Star Wars fans.

Why I Love Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange came out four months ago but until recently I had only seen it once in the movie theaters. When I saw it again at home my love for this new installment was reawakened. Back when it first came out I couldn’t be sure if I truly liked Doctor Strange as much as I thought as I did because sometimes when I watch a movie twice it’s worse the second time. I’m glad to say this was not the case. This movie is full of humor, epic fighting scenes, and fantastic characters that are more memorable than even some of the Avengers(mainly Hawkeye.) And even though this is one of the shortest Marvel films at a time of an hour and fifty four minutes it’s packed with so much content it feels about as long as an Avengers movie. So on that note let me delve a little deeper into why I loved this movie so much.

Doctor Strange


He is definitely, at the moment, my favorite superhero that has been introduced to Marvel. Having Benedict Cumberbatch play Doctor Strange was a perfect idea. He embodies the essence of Doctor Strange so well that he’s really made that character his own. He’s also surprisingly funny which was a shock considering all of the other roles that he’s played. The thing that makes Doctor Strange wonderfully unique compared to the other Avengers is his unwillingness to kill his foes. Until Doctor Strange I had never really realized how easily the Avengers take their enemies’ lives without a single remorse. Having Doctor Strange’s perspective in the Avengers on how to defeat terrible foes will be very interesting. After I finished watching the movie and I saw the mid-credits scene where he’s conversing with Thor November just doesn’t seem to be coming fast enough. Yes I’m excited for Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man but the thought of a Marvel movie with Thor, The Hulk, and Doctor Strange in it is too exciting. I foresee a very, very epic fighting scene in Thor: Ragnarok at the end of the year.

The Action Sequences

From the very beginning to the end the action scenes in this movie are simply mind blowing. I love that the movie starts off by showing you this is not your normal Marvel flick. The Ancient One faces her traitorous disciples with a masterful grace that’s breathtaking. It’s definitely the perfect way to start the movie. I can’t say what my favorite action scene is because there are so many good scenes. I really love when Doctor Strange first fights Kaecilius and his zealots at the Sanctum Sanctorum in New York. It’s filled with humor, mind boggling special effects, and Doctor Strange’s amazing cloak. I think it’s hilarious when Doctor Strange grabs that glowing pot and Kaecilius just stops and looks at him like what are you doing. That is very funny.

The Characters

Not only was Doctor Strange a joy to watch but the characters around him were also great. First off I am so glad Rachel McAdams’s character, Christine Palmer, was in the movie as much as she was. If she had been in the movie any more she would’ve definitely been a nuisance. Her being with Doctor Strange in the midst of all that stuff that was going on would’ve been more ridiculous than Lois Lane being on that island when Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman were fighting Doomsday. That’s pretty bad. Her role as the sort of anchor to his normal life was perfect and really helped remind viewers that he was previously a doctor before he became a sorcerer.

The Ancient One was so awesome in this movie that I’m kind of sad that she died. I get it, she had to die because why else would Doctor Strange be important to the Avengers but it’s still sad. She was very, very cool. I think that they should’ve maybe given her a little more time in the spotlight before killing her off because I didn’t even get to truly see how powerful she is. She was a great character though.

Wong is also awesome. He has a very austere countenance but that’s what makes him great. I can’t wait to see him in the next Avengers.

And last but not least there is Mordo. He is definitely an essential piece to this movie. This film is just as much about his fall as a sorcerer as Doctor Strange’s rise as a sorcerer. When you first meet him he’s the Ancient One’s right-hand man, her most loyal disciple. After he finds out that she uses the powers she forbade everyone else from using he feels deeply betrayed. In his eyes everyone is doing the wrong thing. Doctor Strange fiddles with time as if he’s making coffee, Kaecilius veered away from the natural order of things and has contacted Dormammu, and his teacher, The Ancient One, has used Dormammu’s great power to prolong her life and give her great power. When he walks away from it all I understand his point of view. Everything he’s believed in has been false. He believes that he’s doing the right thing and that makes me very excited to see what he’ll be up to the next time we see him. Will Doctor Strange be able to convert him back to his side or is too late? I can’t wait to find out.

Well that’s the main reasons I love Doctor Strange. If Captain America: Civil War didn’t have such an epic story line it definitely would be my second favorite Marvel movie under Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And even though there has been no announcement of a Doctor Strange 2 at least he’ll be in Thor and the next Avengers so that’s exciting. Until then I’ll enjoy watching him fight Kaecilius and his zealots with his fire whip.


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