Actors, Characters, Entertainment, Star Wars

A Certain Character May Have Been Hinted to Being Force-Sensitive in ‘The Mandalorian’

Very soon we’ll be sitting down in front of our televisions, computers, phones, or whatever provides access to Disney+ watching brand new episodes of The Mandalorian. That means we get to follow the adventures of Mando, Baby Yoda, and we’ll get to surely learn more about the series’ primary antagonist, Moff Gideon.

In a recent video Giancarlo Esposito may have inadvertently slipped in revealing that Moff Gideon, the character wielding the iconic Darksaber, has the Force. Check it out below. Continue reading “A Certain Character May Have Been Hinted to Being Force-Sensitive in ‘The Mandalorian’”

Disney, Entertainment, Movies

Is ‘Hamilton’ Kid-Friendly?

Hamilton is the next great obsession to watch on Disney+ since The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars dropped and while families around the world will want to sit on the couch and intake the two and a half hours of diverse awesomeness I must provide a word of caution.

While Hamilton is a wonderful crash course on the history of our nation and should be watched by as many people as possible its PG-13 rating is pushed to the very brink with the play’s at times sketchy material.

Not only does the movie feature a lot of cursing such as heavy words like f***, sh**, etc but it does not stray from implied or blunt sexual references. And that doesn’t even include the specific risqué scene that features the moment Hamilton has an affair. As I watched the film for the first time I found myself slightly appalled by how raw the movie was in treating certain subjects and as someone who understands the importance of parent’s guides I’m going to be blunt. This movie, I believe, is not suitable for children under twelve years old.

Hamilton is not The Avengers even though both films bode a PG-13 rating. The Avengers is PG-13 because of the violence and mild cursing. But ultimately, it’s a fun family film whose material is very tame for children. Hamilton is anything but tame and its last twenty minutes are rather tragic, which could upset young ones as well.

Hamilton is written by an adult for adults. Teenagers can watch this movie and be inspired but I urge you, if you’re a parent, to sit down and watch it first to determine whether you want to share this with your child at the moment or give it to them when they’re a little older.

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

Characters, DC Comics, Movies

The Five Reasons Why ‘Justice League’ Is SOOO Terrible

Yet again on a boring evening, my sister and I tried to watch Justice League. We ranted about the movie for twenty minutes straight before switching channels and electing to watch The Fate of the Furious to save brain cells.

Justice League, a film featuring six of the greatest superheroes ever conceived, could’ve been absolutely incredible. Instead, it was allowed to devolve into a story that doesn’t make sense and is just pure garbage. The extended edition of Batman vs. Superman looks like The Dark Knight in comparison. That’s how terrible it is. So, today, I wanted to share the five reasons why this movie is so egregious.

1. Having to Introduce Three New Characters

It’s hard enough to have a superhero movie that features multiple superheroes but to have to introduce three new complex characters to a story that only has two hours to be told seems preposterous. The result says as much.

Cyborg could’ve been cooler. Instead, he doesn’t get to really do anything except talk seriously, fly around, and get plugged into a glowing box. Aquaman only gets one chance to show how powerful he is with water. The rest of the movie he’s trying to come across as this likable guy but he’s very much the opposite. And Flash, first off, I don’t like Ezra miller. Secondly, he’s supposed to be the comic relief aspect of the film but he comes across as annoying after a while rather than legitimately funny like Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War.

2. Horrible CGI

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The CGI in this movie is laughably bad. With entire sequences that look like something out of a video game, Justice League is the pinnacle of poor CGI. In fact, this movie looks so bad it makes the visual effects in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies look kind of good.

3. Where’s the Music?

Music is the soul of a movie. When I think about the Avengers movie there is always a love of the music somewhere in the conversation. Alan Silvestri delivered powerful musical scores for both Infinity War and Endgame that prompted me to put the soundtracks on my Spotify. And then when I think about the music for Justice League it’s nonexistent in my mind. There is no theme, no astounding music that stands out, it’s just blah.

4. Superman

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First off, it was a bad idea to kill Superman in Batman vs. Superman. Especially that it was a tease death which would be reversed in Justice League. Secondly, when he was revived it was the worst iteration of Henry Cavill’s Superman in the four DCEU films he graced.

The fact that he wasn’t able to shave his mustache meant that they had to CGI-erase it. Bad idea! His mouth looks really weird.

Three, because fans said he was too dour the writers decided to make him a smiling idiot with a sense of humor and it came across so sickeningly bad that I can’t help but wonder, “Who made this movie?!”

5. Sexualizing Wonder Woman

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We get it, it’s Wonder Woman and Diana Prince is supposed to be gorgeous and with Gal Gadot playing her, she is, but that doesn’t mean we need to have several what feel like blatant butt shots of Wonder Woman. And then, on top of the super-tight pants, she’s forced to wear in this movie she’s wearing shirts with her cleavage super-visible.

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In Batman vs. Superman, I loved that they never refrained from making her beautiful but the clothes she wore were classy, elegant, and there were zero butt shots. I guess Joss Whedon couldn’t help himself.

Plus, that little romantic attraction between her and Batman in Justice League feels like something out of a boy’s fanfiction version of the story rather than something that should actually be allowed in the film. 😵

All in all, I could do a whole lot more ranting about this movie but those are the five things that make me absolutely despise this film.

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

Characters, Entertainment, Marvel, Movies

Who Should be the Primary Antagonist in ‘Captain Marvel 2’?

It’s going to take a while before we get to see Captain Marvel kicking more butt in her sequel which is supposed to come out in 2022. Until then, we can only speculate where her journey will take her next.

Of course, considering that Captain Marvel is so unbelievably powerful, it’s hard to imagine an antagonist that can take her through the wringer in the sequel but there will always be villains that can combat Marvel’s mightiest heroes. And it turns out, Captain Marvel 2 can feature a female antagonist that could actually give Carol Danvers a run for her money.

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Meet Karla Sofen a.k.a Moonstone, a psychologist to a criminal mastermind who came into contact with a Kree Gravity stone on the Moon and assumed its incredible powers. She acquired the ability to fly, pass through matter, project laser beams, and with the power of a second stone, can control gravitational forces, enabling her to move and otherwise manipulate matter, to create force fields, to increase gravity around a target and crush it, to generate miniature black holes and even to transport objects through dimensional rifts.

😯 Continue reading “Who Should be the Primary Antagonist in ‘Captain Marvel 2’?”

Movie Heroines, Star Wars, Who's Your Favorite?, Women

What’s Your Favorite Leia Moment?

It’s another Sunday and that means it’s time to visit another segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Today, however, is rather special for Star Wars fans around the world because it is the late-great Carrie Fisher’s birthday (she would’ve been 62.) So, to honor the woman who has brought so many smiles to people across the globe, she is the subject of today’s Who’s Your Favorite?

Now, Leia has countless memorable moments during her time in this franchise but I’m going to take at least one exciting moment from each film that she’s graced for this list. Enjoy!

1. A Rogue One Surprise

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Rogue One brought some fantastic surprises near the end of the film as it swiftly led into A New Hope‘s story and one of those shocking reveals was CGI Leia. Not only was it brilliant but it proved that technology could be used in truly exciting ways for future Star Wars films.

Continue reading “What’s Your Favorite Leia Moment?”

Movie Reviews, Movies

The ‘Eastrail 177’ Trilogy Is One of the Underrated Best Comic Book Trilogies of All Time

It wasn’t until about a couple of weeks ago that I watched Split for the first time. I had seen the commercials, my mother watched it and said that it was surprisingly good, and when my sister and I finally saw it to say we were horrified is an understatement.

Split, which follows the story of three teenage girls abducted by a man who has twenty-three personalities, is one of the best thrillers I’ve ever seen. The film doesn’t mess around with boring details or a storyline that chooses to take its own time before getting to the nitty-gritty. No, this movie keeps you on your toes from the very beginning and doesn’t let up the gas until by the conclusion you are staring at the screen in sheer horror.

After Split, we had to see where the story was going to go in last year’s finale of the trilogy, Glass. Unsurprisingly, Glass was just as riveting, in an albeit quieter fashion. We get to see M. Night Shyamalan’s (the writer/director of the trilogy) main characters–David Dunn (Bruce Willis), Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), and Kevin Crumb (James McAvoy)–come together in the trilogy finale in a story that leads to the very unexpected.

The ending is a bit controversial among fans of the trilogy who were expecting the norm but honestly, I think this trilogy created by M. Night Shyamalan is a work of art. Continue reading “The ‘Eastrail 177’ Trilogy Is One of the Underrated Best Comic Book Trilogies of All Time”

Actors, Disney, Entertainment, Movies

‘Hamilton’ Is the Proof of How a Story Should Be Made

Ever since I watched Hamilton for the first last Friday I have not been able to get the film out of my very being. I’ve seen it three times since and I just can’t get enough of this story. The detail is insane, the talent is utterly incredible and really rewarding to see when entertainment can be so artificial these days, but with my latest viewing on Thursday night I couldn’t help noticing how spot on this story is.

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The play heavily features the stories of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, friends turned political foes over the course of twenty-four years, who are played brilliantly by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr.

With basic storytelling, Hamilton could’ve easily been the clear protagonist while Burr should’ve been the easy villain. Instead, Miranda provides a story that sees Burr as a victim to Hamilton’s relentless pursuit of greatness and after a while, we can’t help but understand why Burr is so angry.

It’s the perfect example of writing a more realistic story that features characters who have good and bad in them, for every person has a light and a dark side, so to speak. Continue reading “‘Hamilton’ Is the Proof of How a Story Should Be Made”