Out of all the projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the Thor films had to be my least favorite. They are most likely everyone’s least favorite. By the looks of this trailer, Thor: Ragnarok will not only be my favorite Thor film but most likely my favorite film of the MCU. It probably will be yours too…..
July is here again and I’m not at San Diego Comic Con. But thankfully absentees of the convention are lucky enough to catch new footage of anticipated movies on YouTube! Here are some trailers, along with some of my opinions, for upcoming films for 2016 and beyond!
X-Men Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer, is the latest film in the now sixteen year old X-Men movie franchise. Early reviews of the movie were surprisingly quite negative but I tried my best to ignore them and walked into the theater with a clear mind. After successfully neglecting all externally fed opinions I walked out the cinema with pure elation thinking that the film was fantastic. I had the urge to share my feelings towards this movie with the world and slam the early reviews that were so very wrong. After deep reflection it is safe to say that X-Men Apocalypse is the definitive X-Men movie.
Hi! To those of you who do not follow my blog, I write 4therace which includes short stories, reviews/breakdowns of films and movies and even essays on society. I am a comic book fan and have written about my love for comics previously (check out: Comic Book Anxiety and Batman vs Superman and Snyder’s DC Extended Universe [What it Means to be a Superhero]) Early responses to the latest comic book film, X-Men Apocalypse, have been surprisingly negative. I had the chance to see it today (May 21st of 2016) and absolutely loved it. After leaving the cinema, I could not believe that such reviews existed and will create my own review of Apocalypse that will slam the slammers who slammed the film. Please follow or stay around this blog if you want to join into this discussion which may be controversial, and I want it to be. This review will change your perspective of the film (to those who have seen it) and will possibly change your perspectives on comic book movies.
Please stick around and wait, I can’t wait to finish my review!
The largest collective rant on the internet has emerged after the release of Batman vs Superman. Reviews were mixed and personally I have a love-hate relationship with the movie. BvS was not on the top of my watchlist this year and was definitely not at the top of my comic book movie watchlist. That goes to the under discussed X-Men Apocalypse which looks and will be amazing (I hope). I don’t understand why this movie hides behind the shadows of Captain America Civil War and BvS because the cinematic iterations of the X-Men have been around for over a decade; longer than any other superhero franchise. I find that I am more anxious to see Doctor Strange and Suicide Squad than Civil War due to my slight disdain to the last MCU film Age of Ultron. But as time approaches to its premiere I’ll probably get super excited for Civil War. Which comic book movies are you most anxious for in 2016 and let me know what you thought of BvS in the comments below.
I am sitting here listening to the pretty epic soundtrack of Batman vs Superman scored by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL. Doing so has aided me in recalling what I really enjoyed from this film and neglect some of the things I didn’t.
I watched Batman vs Superman and I can say I really enjoyed it as a comic book fan. I loved Batflek and the themysciran in red practically saved the movie. Wonder Woman is one of my favorite heroines (along with Scarlet Witch, Rogue and Captain Marvel) so I was more than elated to see justice done to the character in B v S!
The big screen proved to be too small for the superhero genre as the Marvel and DC universes continue to expand on our televisions (nowadays the computer screen ). I have nothing but respect for the producers, directors and writers of these shows who have created unique and interesting stories for some of the most beloved comic book characters of all time. Some comic book fans have struggled to watch some of the shows listed below due to their over-jocular atmospheres or even their quirkiness. This list will not only rank the superhero shows I watch, but also defend some shows that I believe have received unnecessary backlash. Enjoy!
Personal Statement: Certain Marvel and DC shows are not on the list as I honestly view them as canon.
I love the X-Men. I love the comics and their parallels between mutants and blacks during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. I love the movies and their parallels between mutants and the modern issue of being “in the closet” as well as “being different” or “socially awkward” . This post will mainly focus on the cinematic adaptation X-Men and will feature a ranked list (with images and gifs of course) of my favorite X-Men movies from worst (spoiler alert its Origins) to best. Just before the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, take a journey with me from Xavier’s School of Talented Youngsters, to the X-jet, and through the countless continuity errors as we venture through my ranked list of X-Men movies!
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***Supergirl is Kara
The popularity of superhero movies has grown significantly in the past 5 years and, so far, there is no sign of them slowing down anytime soon. The genre has done justice, occasionally, to some of the most beloved comic book characters and has invited newcomers to the universes of Marvel and DC. The CW’s Flash has certainly dominated the small screen and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has certainly etched their mark on the big screen. One of the latest superheroes, in fact heroines, to join the family is DC’s Supergirl. Unfortunately, this show has earned mixed reviews from critics, fans and causal viewers. Critic’s reviews often suggest that the show is too quirky with a weak plot. Fans urge that Supergirl’s writers have not done justice to the comics and criticize its upbeat, jolly tone. The causal viewer has often, of course, argued that the show is “stupid” or “sooo stupid” to emphasize its senselessness. These reviews, all of which are harsh, are what stopped me from watching this show’s pilot and the succeeding episodes. But a feeling in my gut, as a comic book fan, told me to give it a chance. What do I think about it so far? I think this show is great and if haters disagree, please let me defend my belief.