This Labor Day was one of the best I’ve had in recent memory. Marvel celebrated their ten-year anniversary by releasing all twenty Marvel films back into select IMAX theaters for us to enjoy one more time. So, naturally, I wanted to see the most epic installment in the franchise again; Avengers: Infinity War. And boy was it epic.
I’ve seen a lot of awesome movies that have blown me away in the movie theaters but I’ve never seen a film, especially a superhero movie, quite like Avengers: Infinity War. A lot of times movies are really good or entertaining but rarely do you see a film dabble fearlessly into the epic pool. Infinity War doesn’t hesitate to be as possibly good as it can be.
I watched the movie for only the second time in IMAX last night and I was blown away yet again. And I’ve watched the movie at least ten times at home since I owned it on Blu-Ray! There’s something magical and kind of unforgettable however about sitting in a dark theater and watching Thanos summon comets from a moon in IMAX.
The sound effects are SO loud, your seat is rumbling, the music is absolutely incredible, basically the movie is off the chain. This is the first Marvel film that I just can’t seem to get enough of.
Maybe it’s because it has all of my favorite heroes in it. Maybe because it’s, to me, clearly one of the funniest installments in the franchise. Or maybe because it’s just a really, really good movie.
Whatever the case, to think that Avengers 4 is probably going to be even better is just an astonishing thought and I’m so glad I have less than a year until I see it.
Continue reading An IMAX Gift from Marvel
As you may know SDCC has arrived and debuted movie and television news for the past weekend. This is always the most exciting time of the year for me because there is so much news that arrives surrounding films that I’m eager to hear about. Well, yesterday Warner Bros. debuted a bunch of trailers to get us excited for their movies arriving either later this year or early next year and I’m here to share them with you all. Enjoy!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
If you were at all bummed out by that eensy-weensy sneak peek of Godzilla: King of the Monsters that was revealed the other day well this official trailer was released yesterday and I have to say, it definitely looks decent. I watched Godzilla four years ago thinking it was going to be positively awesome and it was very disappointing indeed. I mean, it was absolutely horrendous, which was a bummer because I’ve always wanted to see a really good, modern Godzilla movie.
Well, this film definitely looks like it’ll be better than that movie as it clearly shows more monsters and plenty of jaw-dropping destruction that’ll look amazing in IMAX. I’m pretty sure the story will be sub par but the action will probably be worth the admission fee and that’s enough to make me want to see this movie.
Continue reading A Bunch of New Movie Trailers Have Arrived at San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego Comic-Con is coming up and that means a lot of movie news is heading our way. This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly gives us first looks at these highlighted films that will have their presence be known at the movie conference and I’m here to share them with you.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
I went to see Godzilla back in 2014, in a word it was horrible, but that doesn’t mean its sequel can’t do better and this picture at least proves that these monsters are going to mean some serious business next time around. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to come out next year and hopefully it’ll be a better monster flick than Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
I love Transformers movies and while the first teaser for Bumblebee didn’t provide a lot of Decepticon material this picture sheds some light on the evil transforming machines and I’m so excited. The red Decepticon is called Shatter and will be voiced by Angela Basset. The blue Decepticon is named Dropkick and will he be voiced by Justin Theroux. Sounds awesome to me. *thumbs up*
Continue reading Here Are Some Fascinating Movie Photos Ahead Of Comic-Con
Aquaman is coming out this December and it looks like publicity for the film is starting to ramp up. On this week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly exclusive photos of Aquaman were released, giving us our first look at the iconic hero’s first standalone film. Check them out.
Water is Aquaman’s best friend.
It looks like Aquaman and Mera are on an adventure of sorts. Will they find love on this particular journey? *wriggling my eyebrows*
Continue reading ‘Aquaman’ Gets Some New Photos
The DCEU (DC Extended Universe) has slowed down on the rate they are cranking out their movies but this December they’re bringing out a new installment in their franchise in Aquaman and that can be a good thing or a terrible thing. The only entry in the superhero franchise that was accepted with immense praise was Wonder Woman but the rest of the DCEU’s movies have been met with less-than-friendly recognition. Can Aquaman become only the second film in this franchise to change the negative narrative surrounding these superhero movies or will it lurk among the fishes like most of its other predecessors? And what changes will it need to become a film worthy of great reviews and tons of praise? That’s what I’m here to talk about and I hope you enjoy. 🙂
1. A Compelling Villain
While Marvel is one of the greatest franchises to ever be part of the cinematic world its biggest problem for nearly a decade was its villain conundrum. For the longest time the only compelling villain in the MCU was Loki and that was mainly because he wasn’t killed off in his first movie appearance. In the last couple of years the narrative around MCU villains has gradually begun to change and now with Thanos arriving in Infinity War the MCU villains have really become characters to fear and respect. This, however, wasn’t supposed to be a problem with the DCEU.
Throughout the comics these powerful superheroes in Wonder Woman, Superman, etc. have had to face adversaries that were just as impressively powerful in not only might but wit as well. This, however, hasn’t been translated into the movies very well. Man of Steel brought General Zod into the fold but instead of keeping the iconic Superman villain alive to pester Superman for years to come they killed him off, turning him into a worthless MCU-style villain who just so happened to be powerful enough to fight the Kryptonian hero.
Batman vs. Superman introduced Lex Luther and Doomsday to the DCEU, both of which didn’t make the movie any more compelling or epic. Wonder Woman had the Amazonian warrior face off against the Greek God, Ares, which sounds amazing but wasn’t as incredible a showdown as it could’ve been. And Justice League‘s villain, Steppenwolf, was a CGI disaster with a Thor: The Dark World level evil, world dominating plan that didn’t make any sense and that I honestly didn’t care about (because I knew the heroes were going to win anyway.)
If Aquaman is going to be a success it’s going to have to have an awesome villain that’s worth watching.
Continue reading 5 Things That Could Make ‘Aquaman’ A Success
When Justice League came out last November I went to go watch it and overall it was a decent film but it was clearly trumped by Thor: Ragnarok‘s booming success and enjoyable quality. Since then I’ve barely talked about the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) because there’s nothing to really write about but it’s almost time for news from Aquaman to start seeping forth from the creators behind the superhero franchise and so I figure I might as well bring the DCEU back into the fold. So today I’m going to share with you my ranking of the Justice League. Enjoy!
Jason Momoa’s darker haired, rock-and-roll version of Aquaman is a MUCH cooler rendition of the iconic DC Comics character than the previous blond haired, blue eyed Aquaman that I’m used to but he still fell short of the cool trophy he could’ve obtained simply because he wasn’t utilized into the movie properly. While the other new characters were given at least a bit of sensible backstory I’m still confused at who he’s supposed to be. It felt like the writers threw him into the movie figuring that most people who would watch the film would already know who Aquaman is and what his origin story was so they didn’t even bother to go into detail about his past. And so for people like me who don’t know anything about Aquaman I truly felt like I was left out at sea with the knowledge of his character. He has most of the ingredients to become a really awesome superhero but he desperately needs some better storytelling behind him.
5. The Flash
I liked The Flash way more than I thought I would especially since I’ve never been a fan of the speedy character. The only thing I didn’t like about him was that the writers made him out to be too much like Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the MCU except the DCEU version. That isn’t cool and it’s one of the reasons why the DCEU constantly gets pounded by its superhero rival. Now I did like some of the humorous aspects he brought to the film but after a while, his humor became expected and not that funny anymore.
Continue reading Ranking the Justice League Characters: From Worst to Best
2017 was a fun year for movies and this year is going to be even better in terms of all of the incredible films that are coming out. And so, here are the movies I can’t wait to see this year. Enjoy!
When Black Panther debuted in Captain America: Civil War I was an immediate fan of this marvelous superhero. His suit was sleek and beautiful and his character was a perfect addition to the film. When I found out he was getting his own movie I was so excited! Now it’s coming out in little over a month and I can’t wait to see it break records left and right.
Next week there’s going to be a special preview of Black Panther during the College Football Championship and I believe that it’s probably just going to be an extended commercial but it if is something like an official sneak peek at the movie I’m going to be ecstatic. I can’t wait to see this movie!
Continue reading These Are All of the Movies I’m Excited To See in 2018