‘Shazam!’ A Second Time

Shazam! a second time. What can I say about it? It’s cute.

I’m not saying the movie is bad because it isn’t but it’s definitely no Marvel movie. Marvel films are easily rewatchable. I found, after watching this a second time, that I will DEFINITELY not be watching it again.

The jokes didn’t land as frequently, the surprises weren’t as grand, the villain is even more annoying the second time around, and the story is so simple that a rewatch doesn’t provide anything new or exciting to the overall viewing.

Now, if I was a little girl, Shazam! would undoubtedly be one of my favorite superhero movies, for Shazam’s infectious personality is something, as a child, that I would’ve loved. Forget Superman. I like Shazam.

If you have children, please share this movie with them, if you haven’t already. It is totally the family-friendly comic-book movie I recommend to parents. (However, there is some foul language and some suggestive material throughout the film…validating its PG-13 rating.)

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ At Home

Last year on my 21st birthday I went to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters and I was somewhat impressed but mostly disappointed. The monster action was fantastic but once again this type of movie was ruined by the humans in the story.

Recently, while enjoying a free trial of HBO on Amazon Prime Video, I decided to revisit the film and was very surprised by the enjoyability of the movie. Well, at least the first half.

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The first half of the movie features the film’s two best action sequences with the rise of King Ghidorah versus Godzilla in Antarctica and Roda versus King Ghidorah. It’s pretty mind-blowing the extent of detail and epicness of these incredible monsters going at it full throttle.

The second half is undoubtedly the lamer side of things. The humans become the main event and the unnecessary drama/not-that-emotional sacrifices weigh down what ultimately could’ve been a freaking juggernaut of a monster movie experience.

However, after my recent return to the film, I’m actually to see what happens in Godzilla vs. Kong, which should be quite the epic showdown. We’ll see.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

The Dark Knight Lives (SIXTY-TWO)

Blake Lively hadn’t felt this defeated since he stood on the bridge and watched Batman’s helicopter explode over the ocean. At that moment, he knew he was truly alone. But there was also a sense of determination.

Bruce Wayne had died knowing that Gotham would be safe under his protection. He strove to prove Wayne correct. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (SIXTY-TWO)

Throwback Friday: ‘Thanos: Titan Consumed’ Is a Must-Read for Fans of the MCU

‘Thanos: Titan Consumed’ was something I knew I needed but didn’t think I’d ever get…and that is the story of Thanos. I started reading the book on Sunday. I finished it last night. Yeah. It was that good.

Thanos is a character that has always fascinated me because he’s an intellectual villain. He talks out his plans. He tells the people he murders why he’s doing what he’s doing. In his eyes, he is a hero and everyone who fights against him are the villains. The ones who want to keep the galaxy in its imminent state of ruin and Barry Lyga does an INCREDIBLE job transporting the reader into Thanos’s head and thought process.

I became consumed (pun totally intended) by this amazing story which is, in full, the story of Thanos’s life and his determination to complete his great, righteous mission which is, of course, to wipe out half of all life. Continue reading Throwback Friday: ‘Thanos: Titan Consumed’ Is a Must-Read for Fans of the MCU

A Movie Ranking: Tom Hanks: Updated

A little over a month ago my A Movie Ranking post that I shared focused on Tom Hanks. Well, since then, I have seen two new films of his, so I figured I had an obligation to update this list. Enjoy!

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Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post (2017)

Nominated for two Oscars, one including Best Picture of the Year, my family and I watched The Post and I was not impressed. It was super boring, I barely remember anything about the film other than being bored to tears for nearly two hours. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Tom Hanks: Updated

The Dark Knight Lives (SIXTY-ONE)

The Penguin couldn’t remember the last time he had been this furious. He had a careful plan. One that was playing out splendidly. And then…then…

He couldn’t believe how his compatriots had betrayed his trust. His hands were shaking he was so filled with fury.

As the mayhem had ensued he had slipped away, heading immediately to the lair he once used as a base of operations beneath Gotham where he awaited Harley and Pamela. When they arrived with their surviving members of the masked mob he charged Quinn from out of the shadows, knocking her bat out of her hands with a swing of his cane and slamming her against the sewer wall. As Pamela raised her hand he unholstered a small handgun, pointing it directly at her. With Harley pinned and Pamela forced to not move lest she gets shot, he was able to vent his rage and the vitriol he sent forth was blistering. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (SIXTY-ONE)