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My Review of ‘Justice League’

I heard the critics and all of their opinions on Justice League. They said it wasn’t a movie worth watching, that it was a huge step backwards from Wonder Woman, and I believed them, that’s why it took me until yesterday to see it. And now that I’ve seen it I’m so glad I did. I have to admit, I enjoyed Justice League immensely. I watched the entire film, credits and all, thinking at any point that the movie was going to turn south and I was going to regret ever coming to see this superhero flick but it never happened! The story was simple yet cohesive, the characters were great, and yes there were flaws but overall I had a great time watching this movie. So, on that note I’m going to tell you all of the things I did and didn’t like about this film. Enjoy!

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen Justice League yet and you would rather stay in the dark about the movie’s premise and outcomes I would advise you to discontinue reading this now. Okay, I thank you for acknowledging this warning. Now to the review.

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My Five Favorite Superheroes

Throughout Marvel and DC Comics there are countless superheroes to enjoy and in the last decade more of these characters have come to the forefront. There are, of course, heroes that are just simply cooler than others and so I am here to tell you who my five favorite superheroes are. Enjoy!

5. Captain America

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The first time I was really introduced to Captain America was in The Avengers and I have to admit, I didn’t like him very much. He was too serious, his suit was awful, and he just didn’t fit into the team to me. I hadn’t seen the first Captain America film and so I didn’t really understand where he was coming from in The Avengers film. And then after The Winter Soldier, I seriously warmed up to the shield-bearing hero. He was good, he was benevolent, and he stood up for his beliefs in a heroic way. I loved Captain America after that film and my fondness for the hero has only grown since.

It was very difficult for me to pick between Iron Man and Captain America for fifth place on this list but at the end of the day, Tony Stark is still a billionaire playboy philanthropist like he was back in 2008’s Iron Man whereas Steve Rogers has grown and has become more of a leader. And Chris Evans is just, I feel, a nice person and so he is my fifth favorite superhero.

4. Spider-Man

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Spider-Man has never been one of my favorite superheroes…until now. Spider-Man is so cute and fun and he’s rather heroic in his own Spider-Manny way. Marvel has really outdone themselves on the beloved character. When I become a fan of the web-slinging hero I know that Marvel has done something very right. And who doesn’t love his incredible suit? Can I have one?

3. Doctor Strange

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I knew Benedict Cumberbatch mostly from his incredible role as Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit Trilogy. Ever since then I have liked Cumberbatch’s work. I was worried about a talking dragon in a film, I didn’t think it would work. But his voice was so scary and so perfectly matched with the terrifying beast that I still say that seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the movies, in IMAX, was one of the best movie experiences I have ever had.

Marvel picking him as Doctor Strange is one of the most genius castings they have done so far. Not only is he a marvelous actor but he really embodies Doctor Strange perfectly. I’ve only watched one movie with him and he’s already one of the coolest superheroes I have ever seen. He’s definitely my third favorite superhero.

2. Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is an epic character, simple as that. I mean she’s literally an Amazonian princess with a shield, a truth-telling lasso, a sword, and her magnificent bracers. And she’s also very pretty too. She’s just a wonderful character. Her debut film wasn’t perfect but I’m totally excited to see her school all the boys in Justice League.

Wonder Woman is undoubtedly my favorite female superhero and is so amazing she wasn’t going to be anywhere else but in second place.

1. Batman

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And this picture tells it all. From Michael Keaton’s Batman way back in the 80s’ to Ben Affleck’s Batman of the present, this dark-suited hero has always been epic. The bat ears, the fantastic flowing cape, the awe-inspiring vehicles and gadgets, Batman is AWESOME! This hero is so incredible that even Ben Affleck could pull the beloved character off. I have to say, Christian Bale’s Batman is the best rendition of the dark knight so far (mainly because of Christopher Nolan’s genius.) He was the most believable Batman and Christian Bale really immersed himself in the dark role of the troubled hero. Besides, Batman movies have the scariest villains. That makes Batman all the more incredible.

I could talk on and on about this winged hero but to get to the point yes, he is my favorite superhero out of all of the heroes throughout all of the various comics.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day.

 

This New Justice League Trailer Screams Epic!

So it’s nearly a month until the Justice League movie comes out and a new, and most likely, final trailer has debuted on this magnificent Sunday. And I am pleased to say that this was Justice League’s best trailer yet. It had me riveted from the very beginning to the very end and the music didn’t take away from the trailer’s epicness. Take a look.

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Batman vs. Superman: The Theatrical Cut

I watched Batman vs. Superman for the first time last year once it was available on Google Play. It came with the extended cut and the theatrical cut. Now because I heard it was such an awful film despite the fact that it grossed nearly a billion dollars I wasn’t very excited to see the film. I watched the extended version and I was pleasantly surprised. The story was cohesive enough to follow, the action was enjoyable, and the dialogue was actually interesting. Yes, there were a lot of nods to the Justice League movie coming out this November but it wasn’t annoying. By the time the movie finished I was thoroughly confused. Why were so many people saying this movie was terrible? What was I missing? Then last week I got a serious urge to watch Batman vs. Superman after the wonderful experience I had with the new Wonder Woman movie. I decided, however, to watch the theatrical cut instead of the extended cut that I watch every time. I was stunned.

The theatrical cut was terrible! It felt like a puzzle that was missing half of its pieces. The scenes didn’t mold together, the direction of the movie was terrible, and it was so confusing I was confused and I’ve watched the movie over five times. Now the final battle with Doomsday was perfectly okay (mostly because of Wonder Woman who was truly the shining light of the film.) The rest of the film, however, was beyond terrible. After it finished I completely understood why people hated this film so much. It was a truly awfully edited movie.

If you have watched Batman vs. Superman and haven’t seen the extended cut you should definitely check it out. It’s thirty-one minutes longer, that’s how much was taken out of the movie. It’ll completely shed a different light on the film and you just might actually like it like I did.

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DC Comics’ Redemption Tour Begins With The New Justice League Trailer

Marvel has been the king of blockbusters for the last seven years and for good reason. Their movies have been sensational to watch and besides the Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan which ended this decade there haven’t been any superhero flicks to top the Disney owned franchise. DC Comics has tried to become a competitor in the superhero genre with their occasional films like Green Lantern. That flick failed terribly and to make it even worse Ryan Reynolds, the actor who portrayed the green wearing superhero, played Deadpool, a character in Marvel, and it was a smashing success. DC Comics kept trying to make epic films but audiences did not respond well to the movies. Now I enjoyed Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel. I thought that Man of Steel was a well made movie with an epic score and an awesome villain. Batman vs. Superman was enjoyable because it had a lot of dialogue and there was an intenseness about the movie I enjoyed. There were mistakes like Lois Lane being in the middle of everything and their casting for Lex Luthor but all in all I truly enjoyed this film.

Now it’s a new year and DC Comics has decided to come swinging with two movies this year. The first is Wonder Woman which will be coming out in June. It looks like the first half of the flick will be very enjoyable but the second half seems to be filled with slow motion, a semi-epic fighting sequence, and not that great of a story. It’s been nearly two weeks since the latest Wonder Woman trailer came out and now DC Comics has brought out their first official Justice League trailer. Take a look.

After watching this trailer I was thoroughly impressed. I’m not a fan of epic movie trailers containing guitar style music but this worked. There were so many great elements to this trailer that I’m seriously pumped.

First of all, did you see Aquaman?! I have never thought Aquaman was cool from the cartoons with that blond hairdo and his orange and green scaled suit. I guess Warner Bros. didn’t think that would be too cool as well so they got this new guy to play Aquaman and he is incredible. He’s tall and lean, his suit is a very appealing color, his trident is so cool it’s undoubtedly going to become a great prop for Haloween, and his abilities seem to be very powerful. I can’t wait to see him in action in the film.

The second coolest person in the movie was once again a surprise because it was Flash who I thought looked amazing. Flash’s action scenes are going to be so much fun to watch and his suit looks great.

I also enjoyed seeing them put a little bit of humor into the trailer because a lot of peoples’ complaints about these DC films were the fact that they are so dour.

There were also some great moments in the trailer like a flash of what looked like two huge armies facing off in what seemed like an appalling battle scene. There was the last bit with Aquaman on top of Batman’s car which screams EPIC! And there was just a lot of beautifully CGI’d fighting scenes that had me beaming with excitement.

The main reason why I believe this movie is going to be a success is because they didn’t really show anything. Yes it looks like they’re going to have to defend Earth from a bunch of scary looking aliens but who’s going to be the main villain? And obviously Lois Lane is going to be in the movie so that’s interesting because you know, wherever she is there’s always something happening.

Not only was the trailer’s content fun to observe but it was aesthetically appealing to the eyes. It was so gorgeously epic and clear that whether the story will be good or not it’s going to be spectacular to watch in IMAX.

Is there anything negative about this trailer? Not really. I do hope there’s some reduction on the slow motion for Wonder Woman’s fighting scenes. Cyborg could definitely be a little cooler. I never imagined Cyborg looking like that if he was real but I guess it’s difficult to make a man/robot look as epic as someone like Aquaman. Everything else however was five stars.

Yes Wonder Woman is the first DC film to come out this year but I think Justice League is going to be the movie that’ll redeem the epic brand. This movie wasn’t at the top of my must-see list but after that incredible trailer I’m excited for November.

Well that’s my thoughts on the new Justice League trailer. Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the trailer and I would like to wish you a beautiful Monday.

 

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.