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…..
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.